Jiunn Liu

Team Cigar Review: Pier 28 Oscuro Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Pier 28 Oscuro Robusto

I almost feel like the Pier 28 Oscuro Robusto is a combination of Pier 28's Habano line and Maduro line. All in all, if you are a fan of especially the Maduro line, this should be right up your alley.

Team Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Panamericana Belicoso Fino

Team Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Panamericana Belicoso Fino

The Nat Sherman Timeless Panamericana Belicoso Fino delivered some straight forward (nuts, cedar, minerals) and unique notes (barnyard and milk cream mixture). All in all, this was a good representation of a mild cigar and some fairly easy, good identifiable flavors. A good start for me in being introduced to this brand.

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Decadas El General

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Decadas El General

Like the Diademas reviewed in 2018, the Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Decadas El General is also a good cigar. Compared to the Diademas, I found the El General isn't as balanced within providing sweetness, earth and spice. But nonetheless, this is a great cigar in which I will be visiting time and time again.

Team Cigar Review: La Palina Bronze Label Robusto

Team Cigar Review: La Palina Bronze Label Robusto

In the instance of the La Palina Bronze Label Robusto, I was surprised especially by the minerals. In general, the flavors of minerals, dry red peppers, natural sweet creaminess off dried nuts was range I didn't expect and worked well. The only let down was the subpar burn in which I hope it is a one off situation. I'll gladly smoke it again even if I have to fight the burn.

Team Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Medalist Toro

Team Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Medalist Toro

In terms of what I think about the Alec Bradley Medalist Toro, the profile was a good representation on a less heavy smoking experience with notes of pencil lead minerality, cedar, bread/toast and slightly over charred coffee. This is worth a shot, especially at the low price of $6.50 MSRP per cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje 15th Anniversary Habano Rosado Oscuro Belicoso Fino

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje 15th Anniversary Habano Rosado Oscuro Belicoso Fino

In terms of the actual smoking experience, overall, I enjoyed the profile Tatuaje 15th Anniversary Habano Rosado Oscuro Belicoso Fino. Bolder, more rustic notes of cayenne pepper, white pepper, minerals, sharp oak and cream. Not typically the type of cigar that reminds me of Tatuaje but one worth checking out.

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Luke Bryan

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Luke Bryan

The Davidoff Luke Bryan was a very pleasurable smoking experience. Not only did it deliver great balance, the profile was also transitional. Even with such a high price point, it is well worth experiencing for yourself.

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Kralot Robusto Extra

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Kralot Robusto Extra

This is another good cigar from JSK. I especially enjoyed the leveling sharpness of cedar throughout the cigar as it intermingled with cocoa, dry earth, soil/dirt and hints of sweet cherries. Although I did enjoy the Jas Sum Kral Kralot Robusto Extra, there is tough competition of some excellent (new) Mexican San Andres cigars I smoked this year.

Team Cigar Review: Foundation Tabernacle Havana Seed CT #142 Corona

Team Cigar Review: Foundation Tabernacle Havana Seed CT #142 Corona

In the case of the Foundation Tabernacle Havana Seed CT #142 Corona, the pure number of full flavors ranging from sweetness in chocolate, bread to spices such as dry red peppers and cinnamon made me engaged the entire time. So engaged that every draw made me say "dang this is legit." Excellent job by Nick.

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Buckeye Land

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Buckeye Land

The Crowned Heads Buckeye Land is more straight forward in flavors (chocolate, black pepper, soil/dirt) but the number of flavors is not indicative of a bad cigar. Quite the contrary, it is a straight forward approach to a great tasting cigar. Between this cigar and the Court Reserve XVIII Robusto, it's safe to say Crowned Heads got Mexican San Andres on lock down this year.