John McTavish

Team Cigar Review: Blind Faith by Alec & Bradley Robsuto

Team Cigar Review: Blind Faith by Alec & Bradley Robusto

The profile on the Blind Faith by Alec & Bradley Robusto is more nuanced and subtle than many other offerings from their portfolio. The blend seems focused on sweetness, chocolate and cedar, leaving the spices and pepper to serve as accent notes. The strength was largely medium throughout with the flavors approaching medium-full at times.

Personal Beer Review: Postmark Stout

Personal Beer Review: Postmark Stout

The Postmark Stout is a sessionable stout with a classic flavor profile. The profile isn't particularly complex, and doesn't have any unique qualities to elevate it above other beers in the same style. With that said, I will happily enjoy this beer again.

Team Cigar Review: Ventura Archetype Crystals Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Ventura Archetype Crystals Robusto

The Ventura Archetype Crystals Robusto delivers a light-plus strength, and medium complexity flavor experience. A desert-centric combination of baking spices and cocoa, with some cedar to bring it all together.

Personal Beer Review: Base Camp S'more Stout

Personal Beer Review: Base Camp S’more Stout

The Base Camp S'more Stout is enjoyable, but doesn't stand out from the crowd for flavor complexity or intensity. Given the name of the beer, S'More Stout, I was anticipating big marshmallow, graham and chocolate flavors.

Team Cigar Review: Hit and Run Part Deux (Rip & Dip) Almost Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Hit and Run Part Deux (Rip & Dip) Almost Robusto

The Hit and Run Part Deux (Rip & Dip) Almost Robusto from Room 101 starts out with rich layered complexity. Unfortunately, the flavor declines as the cigar progresses becoming an average experience by the last third. It's possible the drop off from each third could indicate the cigar needs some rest for the tobaccos to marry, so I look forward to revisiting this review in 2019.

Personal Beer Review: Khoffner Tobacco Is In My Blood

Personal Beer Review: Khoffner Tobacco Is In My Blood

I think the Khoffner Tobacco Is In My Blood is better than the overall score might indicate. Although it's very outside the flavor map of a milk stout, the beer itself is still going to have a lot of appeal to beer geeks if only because of it's surprising profile.