Jiunn Liu

Team Cigar Review: ted's Trump Presidential Cigar

Team Cigar Review: ted’s Trump Presidential Cigar

With such a nice luxurious package (for only $8 nonetheless), the flavor delivery doesn't match up. It's more of your traditional Connecticut shade with softer notes. The ted's Trump Presidential Cigar has a good presentation, but not something I'd come back to.

Team Cigar Review: All Saints Dedicación Berkey

Team Cigar Review: All Saints Dedicación Berkey

The All Saints Dedicación Berkey proved to be an average tasting experience for what Mexican San Andres can offer. The profile was heavily geared towards earthiness in minerals, baking spices and dry dirt. It needed more than this to make it a good cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Fuck the FDA

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Fuck the FDA

The Jas Sum Kral Fuck the FDA was an average tasting experience for me. The price point of this cigar is good at $10, but stacked against the plethora of Mexican San Andres available in the market, this wouldn't be my first choice.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Anarchy KAOS

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Anarchy KAOS

The Tatuaje Anarchy KAOS is a cigar that started out great and slowly deteriorated. That first third was great, giving way to sweetened condensed milk, roasted peanuts, zesty minerality, subtle red pepper spice and cedar. But as the cigar progressed, the sweetness dramatically dropped, and eventually led to undesirable char and burnt notes. I'd like to revisit the cigar in 5 to 6 months to see if the cigar will smooth out its rougher edges. But as of now, it's a soft recommend.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Black Label Petite Corona BC

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Black Label Petite Corona BC

After smoking the Tatuaje Black Label Petite Corona BC, this cigar joins the ranks of Rothchild Maduro. Wonderfully Nicaraguan Criollo with great nasal clearing red/cayenne pepper spice, barnyard stank and meatiness. I can see myself smoking multiples of these in one sitting. Well worth the price point and tasting experience.

Team Cigar Review: Napa Cigar Society Perfecto

Team Cigar Review: Napa Cigar Society Perfecto

The Napa Cigar Society Perfecto was an overall good cigar. The cigar was highly earthy, providing rich soil. In combination with the earthiness were red pepper spice and a gentle sweet and creamy nuttiness. Although most of the cigar was enjoyable, I'm unsure it is $16 enjoyable. As such, this is a grab a couple to try recommendation.

Team Cigar Review: Patina Maduro Rustic

Team Cigar Review: Patina Maduro Rustic

I'm a bit taken back by how much I enjoyed the Patina Maduro Rustic. My experience with Patina has been for the most part lackluster. Granted the Maduro was never made at Casa Favilli, if this is an indication of all his lines tasting better as a result of the production move, I say winner, winner Patina dinner. Will not hesitate to return to this.

Team Cigar Review: El Artista The Slugger by Big Papi

Team Cigar Review: El Artista The Slugger by Big Papi

I would call this a smooth, but at the same time, semi-rustic cigar. Although I would smoke the El Artista The Slugger by Big Papi again, I am curious what the cigar would taste like with greater wrapper influence and less filler influence. If I'm in for 2 to 3 hours of smoking, I'd do it again. But for mouthfeel, can we move out of the parejo head and give it a tapered head?

Team Cigar Review: Rojas KSG

Team Cigar Review: Rojas KSG

The Rojas KSG was a great flavorful cigar from beginning to end. The gradual increase in red pepper spice with accented semi-sweet chocolate, creamy bread and cedar made for a smoking experience that kept me engaged the entire time. This KSG has me hyped to try other Rojas offerings.

Team Cigar Review: Viaje Skull and Bones Bruce Banner

Team Cigar Review: Viaje Skull and Bones Bruce Banner

The Viaje Skull and Bones Bruce Banner was a bit of a polarizing cigar. There were some good Aganorsa like qualities to the cigar (nuttiness, good spice levels), but as a whole it was unbalanced and sharp. Especially on the finish, the cigar lacked depth and didn't do a good job of pulling it together with dry red pepper spice and burning paper note. I'll have to pass on this one and hope that The Hulk can smash this tasting experience.