Rafael Nodal

Team Cigar Review: Aging Room Rare Collection Scherzo

Team Cigar Review: Aging Room Rare Collection Scherzo

I found the Aging Room Rare Collection Scherzo to be a one-dimensional offering that delivered this dry and not your classic Nicaraguan flavor profile. It really showed some Honduran qualities in some ways, and not the Honduran qualities I enjoy. The strength and body diminishing in the second and final third helped, but only because the flavor profile would have not been enjoyable with additional strength.

Team Cigar Review: Trinidad Espiritu Series No. 2 Toro

Team Cigar Review: Trinidad Espiritu Series No. 2 Toro

I enjoyed smoking the Trinidad Espiritu Series No. 2 Toro. While the cigar wasn't necessarily as complex as I would want, the flavors that were present were enjoyable, and harmonized in a way that kept me engaged.

Team Cigar Review: Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua No. 2

Team Cigar Review: Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua No. 2

Typically, based on smoking experience, when I see another non-Cuban Montecristo, I assume an average experience. My assumption basically made an ass out of myself. The Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua No. 2 was far from average, being quite complex with sweet Hawaiian bread, barnyard, herbal tea and baking spices for most of the smoking time (last third lost steam). I'll happily smoke more of these.

Team Cigar Review: Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua Toro

Team Cigar Review: Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua Toro

I really enjoyed the Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua Toro and it is a cigar I would smoke again and purchase. There was not a ton of transitioning, but the flavor profile delivered was solid and enjoyable. I think this is a brilliant release for Romeo, and with so many consumers sticking to the tried and true cigar and brands, this will do incredibly well.

Team Cigar Review: Aging Room Bin No. 2 C Major

Team Cigar Review: Aging Room Bin No. 2 C Major

The Aging Room Bin No. 2 C Major had a nice first third, but from the second third on, started dropping flavors and became fairly average. The tight draw and light smoke production caused me to have to pay attention to the draws to keep things burning, which took some focus away from the flavor. I'd be interested in trying this in a smaller ring gauge to see what that effect that has on flavor.

Team Cigar Review: Aging Room Pura Cepa Mezzo

Team Cigar Review: Aging Room Pura Cepa Mezzo

The Aging Room Pura Cepa Mezzo is a pretty good offering from the company and an interesting project being a Nicaraguan puro. I think this would be approachable to any level smoker as there are lots of things to like here. I would have no problem revisiting this cigar although the price point is a bit high.

Cigar News: Aging Room Announces Pura Cepa

Cigar News: Aging Room Announces Pura Cepa

Aging Room Pura Cepa comes in three handmade varieties: Rondo, Mezzo and Grande, with an MSRP of $12.50 - $13.50 per cigar. Each vitola will be available for purchase nationally, in 20-count boxes with distribution to all trade channels expected to begin in May 2018.

Team Cigar Review: Aging Room Quattro F55M Vibrato

Team Cigar Review: Aging Room Quattro F55M Vibrato

Reviewing my flavor notes, I basically just wrote about cardboard and variations of spice (baking spices and black pepper spice). These notes were too boring, especially for such a large sized cigar. If the cigar had more complexities working off the bread, coffee and nuts, this would have greatly enhanced the flavor profile. But as it stands, just an average tasting cigar.