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Team Cigar Review: Cuban Cigar Factory Manolo Quesada Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Cuban Cigar Factory Manolo Quesada Robusto

For the Cuban Cigar Factory Manolo Quesada Robusto, the cardboard started subdued but kept building to the point where it sort of ruined the other flavors. That really is too bad because there are some great flavors to the cigar. I'll put this on the back burner to revisit down the road.

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Ginza 10th Anniversary

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Ginza 10th Anniversary

Buttery, oily, rich with roasted nuts, bread, subtle confectioners sugar and creamed coffee wrapped up in medium strength and body. This is what is required to be an excellent long smoking experience. This type of experience almost makes me believe a cigar is worth nearly $40. I enjoyed every bit of the Davidoff Ginza 10th Anniversary and I hope to experience it again someday.

Team Cigar Review: AVO Improvisation LE 2020

Team Cigar Review: AVO Improvisation LE 2020

The AVO Improvisation LE 2020 has a really nice start, delivering some lovely cream, earth, coffee and raisin notes, but the changes that take place in the second and final thirds really take away from the beginning. Not a bad release, but far from the best AVO and not limited edition quality in my opinion.

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Maximus Toro No. 4

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Maximus Toro No. 4

The Diamond Crown Maximus Toro No. 4 has a very elegant and silky smoking experience that was enjoyable. This is a long standing blend that has stood the test of time. While the price is a bit high, it's a good experience that I would recommend in the evening after a nice meal. Definitely a cigar to look forward to and one that delivers consistently.

Team Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana TAA 50 Segunda Edición Maduro

Team Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana TAA 50 Segunda Edición Maduro

Nice flavors in the La Flor Dominicana TAA 50 Segunda Edición Maduro. Good dry cocoa and cedar up front with second tier flavors showing leather, nuts and hay. I'm still a bit surprised how mild it is for an LFD (and I like it). The medium strength and body complimented the flavors well. This one I'll smoke again.

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Cigar Dojo Exclusive 2018

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Cigar Dojo Exclusive 2018

The Davidoff Cigar Dojo Exclusive 2018 had a nice start, although the intense black pepper was a bit surprising. After the first third, the profile became average and a typical Davidoff White Label experience. I didn't find much unique about this iteration, but there wasn't anything bad about it. If you're a fan of Davidoff White Labels, you're sure to find something you'll like here.

Team Cigar Review: Kristoff Shade Grown Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Kristoff Shade Grown Robusto

A good and consistent cigar. I enjoyed the notes of sweet buttered bread, hay, dried nuts and baking spices, all wrapped up in a medium body and strength formula. With a smoking time of near two hours and a very attractive price point of ~$8, the Kristoff Shade Grown Robusto will no doubt be in the rotation of Connecticut shade offerings that I enjoy.

Team Cigar Review: CAO Session Garage

Team Cigar Review: CAO Session Garage

The CAO Session Garage started with a nice profile and very low strength. The retrohale is a nice bright spot for this cigar. Having smoked this blend a few times after initial release, I wasn't too high on it, but it has improved over time. I would actually recommend people giving this a try and I would smoke this on occasion as the flavor profile it provides with the low strength level does have some appeal.

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Tampa FSG

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Tampa FSG

The Davidoff Tampa FSG had a nice start with the flavor components jockeying for position. By the second third, the experience became average and maintained that level the rest of the way. I really enjoy trying different blends that utilize the FSG tobacco. It's not my favorite blend utilizing the tobacco, but it was unique.

Team Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack JJ Forty Two

Team Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack JJ Forty Two

The Jeremy Jack JJ Forty Two was an overall average flavor profile and overall smoking experience. The cigar lacked depth and was linear the entire time. It would have helped quite a bit to have breaks from the earth and spice formula of red pepper spice and generic dry wood. Specifically, help from some sweetness and fruit would have made a big impact.