Cubariqueño

Team Cigar Review: Protocol Bass Reeves Maduro

Team Cigar Review: Protocol Bass Reeves Maduro

The Protocol Bass Reeves Maduro delivered a palate intense experience in the first third that fortunately softened in the second third while still maintaining complexity and my engagement. The last third was fairly linear with a mostly wood forward profile, but overall this was a good cigar that I would happily smoke again. Having reviewed the Natural and the Maduro, I gravitate towards the Maduro and it isn't even a contest.

Team Cigar Review: Protocol Bass Reeves Natural

Team Cigar Review: Protocol Bass Reeves Natural

Overall, I found the profile of the Protocol Bass Reeves Natural to be too mineral forward, suppressing the other good flavors of roasted nuts, white pepper and cedar. Because the mineral notes were too dominant, it tipped off the balance of the flavor profile. This ultimately gave the vibe of an average tasting cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Protocol Coppers

Team Cigar Review: Protocol Coppers

While the Protocol Coppers isn't bad, it just couldn't maintain what was delivered in the first third. I think this is a slightly better offering than most of the other special/single store releases from the brand and I might come back to it from time to time, but it isn't something that I see myself going back to all that regularly. It's worth trying one to see what you think.

Team Cigar Review: Protocol John Doe 2.0

Team Cigar Review: Protocol John Doe 2.0

The Protocol John Doe 2.0 keeps at the same level that I've found the brands limited releases to perform at which is not up to par with the core lines. For those that like this style of cigar, it will probably work for them, but I don't see myself returning to this one.

Cigar News: Protocol Jane Doe 3.0 Announced

This installment of the Jane Doe 3.0 will be released in partnership with The Royal Leaf for an in store event and a simultaneous online event for sales. The release date will be Black Friday, November 26th starting at 3pm EST, with online sales going at the same time.

Cigar News: Protocol Battle Borne Announced

Protocol Cigars is proud and honored to present the Protocol Battle Borne Cigar. Battle Borne is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Their Mission is to connect veterans with the resources needed to recover from their mental, emotional and physical trauma so they can restore their lives and reintegrate into society.

Team Cigar Review: Protocol Pool Party Year 2

Team Cigar Review: Protocol Pool Party Year 2

Back to the good stuff. The Protocol Pool Party Year 2 is the wheelhouse of La Zona that I really enjoy, giving richness in spice and added sweetness. I don't recall a new release that fit this mold in quite some time. Just make sure you eat some food or have some soda nearby, because this is a bit of a ringer.

Team Cigar Review: Protocol Eliot Ness Maduro

Team Cigar Review: Protocol Eliot Ness Maduro

The Protocol Eliot Ness Maduro was consistently good through both cigars reviewed. The profile was more spice driven in the first third, dessert-like in the second third and chocolate and cream in the last third. After reviewing both the Natural and Maduro, I would say that I found the Maduro to be more consistently engaging through the entire smoking experience.

Team Cigar Review: Protocol Cyber Crimes Unit

Team Cigar Review: Protocol Cyber Crimes Unit

The Protocol Cyber Crimes Unit performed fairly well, with aggressive white pepper in the first third, and a more nuanced chocolate forward flavor in the second third. I wasn't quite sure what to make of the profile, and in the end it seemed as if there was a teleport chamber, and the Protocol Red and Blue stepped in at the same time and came out the other side as a chimera.