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Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust The Halligan

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust The Halligan

With the Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust The Halligan the company has released another good cigar that delivers medium-full flavors, but it restrains the strength right at the medium level. I enjoyed The Halligan review, but I'd like to try another one to see how it performed without the draw and burn issues, which are an outlier in my experience.

Emilio Audiophile 2023 Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Emilio Audiophile 2023 Robusto

The Emilio Audiophile 2023 Robusto was pleasant through the review, with the most interesting flavor combinations for me coming in the first third. The second third didn't have enough engaging flavor components to elevate it from average to good. The price point is pretty reasonable for the market, and the profile will probably appeal to a lot of people who already gravitate towards the offerings from Oveja Negra Brands.

Perdomo 30th Anniversary Maduro Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Perdomo 30th Anniversary Maduro Robusto

The Perdomo 30th Anniversary Maduro Robusto delivered a consistent flavor experience and built up from medium strength to reach full strength by the halfway point. I enjoyed the profile, and was a bit surprised by the strength as someone who is used to smoking fuller strength and full bodied cigars. Given the anniversary nature of the cigar, the price point is very affordable.

Foundation Metapa Claro Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Foundation Metapa Claro Robusto

The Foundation Metapa Claro Robusto is another Foundation release that's a hitter. At this point, new releases from Nick should become an auto buy. Barnyard funktastic, earthy, nutty, sweet. I'll also add, it doesn't matter where it's made. It's good, so just go buy at least a few.

Maya Selva Flor de Selva Año del Dragón 2024

Team Cigar Review: Maya Selva Flor de Selva Año del Dragón 2024

The Maya Selva Flor de Selva Año del Dragón 2024 had a different and interesting flavor profile that kept me engaged through the first and second thirds without giving me palate fatigue. The last third was still enjoyable, but not quite at the same level of complexity. This is a cigar I will obviously smoke again, however this is something I would likely limit to special occasions.

Casa Magna XV Anniversary

Team Cigar Review: Casa Magna XV Anniversary

Hey, what do you know, an anniversary cigar that is actually worth smoking and buying! The Casa Magna XV Anniversary showed a nuanced approach with a unique interplay of spices, followed by good softness in cream and cedar. Buy and try for sure.

Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda

I really enjoyed the Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda and I would love to smoke it in all of the different vitola offerings. I would definitely buy a box of these, given they are in boxes of ten, and I love the profile as well. This is a balanced cigar with an enjoyable flavor profile that is on the dryer side, but still complex. Nice medium strength and body level. Solid construction as well. Loved the diversity of tobacco in the blend.

O.M. Cigar Essential Blend No. 2 Robusto XL

Personal Cigar Review: O.M. Cigar Essential Blend No. 2 Robusto XL

The O.M. Cigar Essential Blend No. 2 Robusto XL had an average flavor profile throughout. Some interesting flavors, but nothing that created an intriguing profile. The burn issues, along with the tight draw, made for a bit of an issue throughout. Not a cigar I'd see myself returning to.

Foundation Metapa Maduro Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Foundation Metapa Maduro Robusto

Typically, Nick does a great job of creating his own unique blends that are different than a lot of the homogenous blends out there, especially out of AJF. But this cigar isn't the case. It tastes more like a spicier, stronger version of most AJF cigars. The monotony of strength and heavy handed earthiness isn't palate enticing. As a result, the Foundation Metapa Maduro Robusto is a pass for me.

CLE PCA 2023 Exclusive 50x5

Team Cigar Review: CLE PCA 2023 Exclusive 50×5

The CLE PCA 2023 Exclusive 50x5 was an enjoyable cigar to smoke and review, and the first and second thirds were the highlight of the experience for me. I think the CLE PCA 2023 Exclusive 50x5 demonstrates the kind of good cigar that CLE can produce and I would happily smoke another one if I had the opportunity.