Aaron Loomis

CAO Amazon Basin Extra Añejo

Team Cigar Review: CAO Amazon Basin Extra Añejo

The CAO Amazon Basin Extra Añejo started well, with a nice combination of flavors, but as the sweetness departed in the second third, the profile became average and remained that way through to the end. I didn't find this version of the cigar on par with the original release. It's a step above the Fuma em Corda, but doesn't reach the level that the original or the Anaconda achieved. I don't see myself coming back to this cigar.

Cigar News: Cigar Release List – March 2024

Monthly, we will put together a list of all of the cigars that were released, or announced to be released, in the previous month. This should give you an easy way to stay in tune with new releases.

La Aroma de Cuba Connecticut Monarch

Personal Cigar Review: La Aroma de Cuba Connecticut Monarch

The La Aroma de Cuba Connecticut Monarch had an average flavor profile throughout. Really just focused around the toasted cedar, baking spice transitioning to black pepper and earth. I was interested to try this vitola after having reviewed the Corona previously to see how a larger ring gauge would effect the flavor profile. It turns out, that I prefer the Corona and don't really see myself coming back to this size.

Cigar News: United Connecticut Announced

Using higher primings for the wrapper, United Cigars found the best wrapper to compliment the United blend of Dominican tobaccos. In particular, the use of Dominican Broadleaf in the filler opens an arena of body and complexity that the Ecuador Connecticut Shade wrapper rides alongside with for a fantastic voyage. Shipping to retailers in boxes of 20 cigars, the United Connecticut will begin reaching shelves the beginning of April.

Cigar News: Domain Cigars Launched by Esteban Disla and Daniel Lance

The brand is launching with two lines, the Neutron and the Negentropy. The Neutron blend is a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and filler while the Negentropy is an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and filler. Both lines will come in the same nine vitolas and have the same pricing.

Gurkha Pure Evil Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Gurkha Pure Evil Toro

The Gurkha Pure Evil Toro had a nice start, with a velvety smoke delivery. The second third dropped a level as the flavor profile wasn't quite as interesting and maintained that level the rest of the way. I liked how the cigar started, and really wished it could have kept the cinnamon component throughout. I would be interested in trying the Robusto vitola to see how that fared, but I'm not really sure that I'd come back to this Toro.

Cigar News: Don Doroteo El Alcalde Announced

Don Doroteo Cigars announces the'' El Alcalde” cigar brand to make its debut at the PCA Convention & International Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada later this month. Don Doroteo presents El Alcalde which continues the company’s mission to honor the family Patriarch Doroteo Fermin Delgado.

Cigar News: Aganorsa Leaf Arsenio Announced

Aganorsa Leaf is proud to announce a new line of cigars—Aganorsa Leaf Arsenio—in memory of our Master Blender Arsenio Ramos who passed in 2018. The blend will be produced annually in limited quantities.

San Cristobal Revelation Legend

Personal Cigar Review: San Cristobal Revelation Legend

The San Cristobal Revelation Legend had a nice start, with a good combination of flavors and then dropped a level in each third as the profile lost it's vibrancy and then the char and wood bitterness joined in. I was hoping the chocolate fudge aroma from the wrapper pre-light was indicating a fair amount of chocolate in the profile, but it was very short lived. Overall, not a cigar I'd see myself coming back to.

Perdomo 30th Anniversary Connecticut Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Perdomo 30th Anniversary Connecticut Robusto

The Perdomo 30th Anniversary Connecticut Robusto had a nice flavor profile through the first two thirds with good balance and flavor delivery. The final third dropped a level as some wood bitterness joined in and the black pepper became very light. This is a pretty nice Connecticut shade offering and definitely a step up from the Maduro for me. The price point is attractive and I'd be interested in trying some of the other vitolas.