Honduras

Maya Selva Flor de Selva 2023 No. 15

Team Cigar Review: Maya Selva Flor de Selva 2023 No. 15

Maya Selva once again delivers an enjoyable cigar experience with the Maya Selva Flor de Selva 2023 No. 15. The first and second thirds were the most engaging for me, with the last third taking on some hay and wood components that distracted from the other flavors. I would enjoy smoking another Maya Selva Flor de Selva 2023 No. 15, and it will be interesting to contrast this experience against the 2012 offering.

Rocky Patel Dark Star Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Dark Star Robusto

Hey, this Honduran Corojo is purdy good. It has that nice pepper spice through the nostrils, but the accompanying depth of stone fruit and mixed nuts wraps it up very well. I wasn't a big fan of the stale cedar in general, but for the majority of the cigar it was tampered quite well. No doubt will be happy to smoke this Rocky Patel Dark Star Robusto again.

Plasencia Cosecha 151 San Diego

Team Cigar Review: Plasencia Cosecha 151 San Diego

The Plasencia Cosecha 151 San Diego did a great job of providing a meaty and rustic flavor experience. The darker notes had the ability to create a thick and layered palate (the kind where even having food will not help). I'll gladly smoke more of these.

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.

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.

Punch Spring Roll

Personal Cigar Review: Punch Spring Roll

The Punch Spring Roll had an average flavor profile throughout, but it felt like there was a good flavor profile hiding in there, the staleness just kind of held it back. I've experienced this with other cigars from STG and I'm not sure if it's older tobacco or what causes this. The price point is low, so it's an easy try, but it's just not something I really see myself coming back to.

Chillin' Moose Shady Moose Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Chillin’ Moose Shady Moose Toro

The Chillin' Moose Shady Moose Toro started with an average flavor profile focused around toasted cedar, earth and light wood bitterness. From the second third on, the profile took a step down as the wood bitterness crept up throughout the rest of the smoking experience. The cigar is a serviceable budget smoke, but not something I'd see myself coming back to with any regularity. Something to smoke when you're focused on something else as it technically performs well, but you're not looking for something that's flavor first.

Room101 The Big Payback 70S

Team Cigar Review: Room101 The Big Payback 70S

The Room101 The Big Payback 70S had an average flavor profile throughout, with a core set of basic flavors. Some slight transitioning, but nothing very exciting and the strength was getting me at the end. This format is not something I'm going to come back to, but the price point is low and I got a smoking time of four hours and twenty five minutes from it, so if you like large ring gauge cigars and enjoy this flavor profile, then it's well worth it, it's just not for me.

Camacho Factory Unleashed 3

Personal Cigar Review: Camacho Factory Unleashed 3

The Camacho Factory Unleashed 3 started well, with a fair amount of transitioning. From the second third on, the flavor profile was average as some components dropped out and the combination wasn't as exciting. This is probably the best of the Factory Unleashed series in my opinion. While it's not something I'd come back to that frequently, the lower price point does make it worthwhile to come back to from time to time.

Fable Two Things

Team Cigar Review: Fable Two Things

I enjoyed the Fable Two Things. I thought it was a really good barber pole. Nice flavor profile from start to finish. Great construction as well. Nice blend of Honduran and Nicaraguan tobacco. Connecticut in there as well with the wrapper. I've got more than two nice things to say about this creative piece of work.