Aaron Loomis

Cigar News: H. Upmann Connecticut by Grupo de Maestros Announced

Cigar News: H. Upmann Connecticut by Grupo de Maestros Announced

H. Upmann Connecticut by Grupo de Maestros was envisioned as a unique offering, bolder than other Connecticut cigars, and exuberantly brought to life in partnership with cigar master Rafael Nodal – the head of product capability for Tabacalera U.S.A.

Team Cigar Review: Black Works Studio S&R Lancero

Team Cigar Review: Black Works Studio S&R Lancero

The Black Works Studio S&R Lancero is a nice offering in the brands portfolio and the strength, while above medium, isn't overpowering and is balanced with the flavor profile. I would have no problem smoking more of these and think fans of the brand and those that like lanceros are bound to find a favorite here.

Cigar News: IPCPR Issues Statement on Altria’s Comment to FDA

IPCPR is aware of comments recently submitted by Altria Group, Inc. regarding premium cigar regulations, as well as the subsequent concerns raised about these comments. IPCPR has long been and remains a staunch advocate for premium cigar exemption from FDA regulation.

Team Cigar Review: Ventura Case Study 01 Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Ventura Case Study 01 Robusto

Overall, the flavor profile of the Ventura Case Study 01 Robusto was fairly average with nothing that really kept my attention. Not my favorite in the Case Study line, but it may be something that others find attractive.

Personal Beer Review: Ballast Point Indra Kunindra

Personal Beer Review: Ballast Point Indra Kunindra

The Ballast Point Indra Kunindra is a funky beer but does end up being interesting. The flavor combinations are unique, but most of the measurable components are out of balance, leading to a fairly average experience overall.

Cigar News: Black Label Announces Fifth Anniversary Release of Morphine

This release commemorates the Fifth Anniversary of both the company and its first limited release, Morphine. To celebrate the Anniversary the Lancero features a barber pole with Ecuador Maduro and San Andres Wrappers. The Short Robusto comes in Box Press and the original release Corona vitola returns.

Personal Cigar Review: RoMa Craft CRAFT 2018

Personal Cigar Review: RoMa Craft CRAFT 2018

The reduction of the ring gauge as the RoMa Craft CRAFT 2018 went along definitely took me through a journey of flavor concentration. I felt like the second third was the best representation of flavors as it combined the best of the wood, mustiness, earthiness and vegetal notes.

Personal Cigar Review: La Aurora 1903 Edition Maduro Corona

Personal Cigar Review: La Aurora 1903 Edition Maduro Corona

The flavor profile of the La Aurora 1903 Edition Maduro Corona was fairly average throughout. It started with some complexity around dark wood, earth, baking spice and dark chocolate and then became focused around the wood and earth as it progressed. For those that are fans of Ariparaca, they might find something they really enjoy here.