James Brown

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.

Black Label Trading Company Bishops Blend Novemdiales Toro

Team Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Company Bishops Blend Novemdiales Toro

I loved the Black Label Trading Company Bishops Blend Novemdiales Toro. It's my favorite Bishops Blend to date, and it shows the growth of James Brown as a blender. His blends are still medium-full to full in strength and body, but there is more complexity and balance in the blends. A balanced, flavorful and full cigar.

Black Works Studio Poison Dart Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Black Works Studio Poison Dart Corona Gorda

Like many Black Works Studio offerings, this cigar showed deepness in flavors as well as a good head spin with it's higher nicotine delivery. Being rich and rustic in flavors, this Black Works Studio Poison Dart Corona Gorda will please any existing fans of the brand as well as welcome new smokers willing to smoke the darker side.

Team Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Co. La Madonna Negra Rothschild

Team Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Co. La Madonna Negra Rothschild

The Black Label Trading Co. La Madonna Negra Rothschild was a delight to smoke with flavor intensity ranging from light-plus up to medium-full at times but never causing palate fatigue. I thoroughly enjoyed the review and for an anniversary release cigar the price point is extremely attractive. I'm not sure the short vitola allowed the cigar to fully develop and I'd be interested in trying this in the Corona Gorda or the Robusto.

Team Cigar Review: Black Works Studio S&R 2023 Corona Larga

Team Cigar Review: Black Works Studio S&R 2023 Corona Larga

Like most Fabrica Oveja Negra offerings, the blends are typically stronger, with a good amount of hefty flavors. This Black Works Studio S&R 2023 Corona Larga offers just that and it's delicious from start to finish. Easy buy recommendation.

Team Cigar Review: Black Works Studio Intergalactic Corona Larga

Team Cigar Review: Black Works Studio Intergalactic Corona Larga

This is Black Works Studio to the T. Bold flavors and strength to match. But what it (thankfully) isn't is harsh and rustic. The profile has plenty of rustic notes, but also does a great job of delivering enough softer tones to make it a well blended ass kicker. Not many profiles in the industry are like this so this Black Works Studio Intergalactic Corona Larga is a winner in my book.

Team Cigar Review: Black Works Studio Hyena Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Black Works Studio Hyena Corona Gorda

The Black Works Studio Hyena Corona Gorda was a different offering from the company. Instead of typically showcasing overt strength and a punchy flavor profile, this cigar showed full flavors and some strength, but in a more composed and balanced way. Hands down will smoke more of these.

Team Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Company Super Deluxe Lancero

Team Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Company Super Deluxe Lancero

The Black Label Trading Company Super Deluxe Lancero was an enjoyable medley of cocoa, baking spices, graham cracker, creaminess, wood and leather that kept me engaged for the entire smoking experience. The pepper and toasted quality might catch some off guard, but the intensity didn't stick around for very long. I would reach for another Super Deluxe Lancero.

Team Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Co. Bishops Blend 5 Year Anniversary Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Co. Bishops Blend 5 Year Anniversary Corona Gorda

The Black Label Trading Co. Bishops Blend 5 Year Anniversary Corona Gorda has a consistently good flavor profile from start to finish. The 5 Year Anniversary release seemed to be a bit of a departure from previous annual releases. This cigar will appeal to BLTC fans and the reduced strength and body should bring in a wider audience of cigar smokers.

Personal Blind Cigar Review: Flor de Cesar Toro Largo

Personal Blind Cigar Review: Flor de Cesar Toro Largo

This cigar had the core main flavors that make up a good cigar. Sweetness, spice, wood and earth. The flavors themselves were good, but as a whole lacked harmony. Whoever blended this likes a heavier dose of strength and spice, even at times tipping the balance of sweetness and spice.