Nicaragua

RoMa Craft CroMagnon PA Anthropology

Team Cigar Review: RoMa Craft CroMagnon PA Anthropology

Yes, I prefer the CroMagnon PA to the original CroMagnon. You shouldn’t be surprised. I believe the blend to be more balanced and refined. The RoMa Craft CroMagnon PA Anthropology is balanced and smokes consistently from beginning to end. Yes, it is full, but it is blended well so you are picking up flavors. For those PA Broadleaf fans, this is a must.

Black Works Studio Paper Crane Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Black Works Studio Paper Crane Corona Gorda

The Black Works Studio Paper Crane Corona Gorda represents yet another consistent, engaging and tasty cigar release from Black Works Studio. Each third delivered flavor combinations at varying levels of intensity that kept my attention and has me wanting to seek out more. With the Paper Crane sporting an Ecuadorian Connecticut, it reinforces that James Brown at Black Works Studio can deliver cigar blends across the entire strength spectrum.

CAO Flathead Resonator

Team Cigar Review: CAO Flathead Resonator

After smoking the CAO Flathead Resonator, I have to say this was one of the more enjoyable large ring gauge offerings I've reviewed. The profile is certainly not going to break the bank in terms of flavor combinations, nor is it much of a stand out in terms of complexity or nuance. But it does provide a pleasant cigar for the entirety of the smoking experience.

Drew Estate Blackened S84 Shade to Black Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate Blackened S84 Shade to Black Robusto

I love the Drew Estate Blackened S84 Shade to Black Robusto. This is a great Connecticut release, and one with a fantastic price too. Great flavors with a nice strength and body level. You really can’t ask for more from a Connecticut of this nature. It’s not intended to be super elegant like some Connecticut releases, but just really good at a great price.

Foundation Charter Oak Especiales Pegnataro

Personal Cigar Review: Foundation Charter Oak Especiales Pegnataro

The Foundation Charter Oak Especiales Pegnataro had an average flavor profile throughout with a focus around toasted oak and hay, black pepper and earth. Some components dropped out or faded back as the cigar went along, not really providing an experience that was all that interesting. Between this version and the Pasquale, I found the Pasquale a bit better and I wouldn't really see coming back to this cigar in the future.

Patina Oro de Nicaragua Toro

Team Cigar Review: Patina Oro de Nicaragua Toro

The Patina Oro de Nicaragua Toro is fantastic, right up there with the Anniversary, and completely different at the same time. This is the way to do it. Great flavor profile on this cigar with the body delivered. The profile really spoke to me as a smoker right now. Fuller in body and strength with complexity and depth throughout. Great stick that I hope many enjoy as much as I did.

Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime

This Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime was a fun Broadleaf offering. Nice rustic Broadleaf flavors. Not too much to scare some less seasoned smokers away, but still present enough to capture a heavier smoker. Size went well with the maduro blend. Nice offering and will be interested if we get another maduro/Broadleaf release in the future.

Diesel Vintage Series Natural Robusto Gordo

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Vintage Series Natural Robusto Gordo

The Diesel Vintage Series Natural Robusto Gordo had a nice, bold start, but from the second third on, it took a step down as the earth built up and the pepper faded back a bit. Nothing all that exciting about the cigar to make we want to come back to it, but if you're looking for a well priced offering that provides some pop, this would be something to check out.

Rojas 10th Anniversary

Team Cigar Review: Rojas 10th Anniversary

The Rojas 10th Anniversary delivered some engaging flavors in the first third and was pleasant for the remainder of the review with the standout flavor component being a tea note that was present through most of the review. I found the overall review experience to be pleasant, but for me, I don't think the cigar did enough to make me want to seek it out again.

Don Pepin Garcia 20th Anniversary Limited Edition

Team Cigar Review: Don Pepin Garcia 20th Anniversary Limited Edition

The Don Pepin Garcia 20th Anniversary Limited Edition had a promising first third with some dynamic and interesting flavor combinations. The remainder of the cigar was pleasant but I didn't find anything about the delivery that made it stand above the crowd. I didn't find the 20th Anniversary release something I'd revisit, especially when you factor in the price point.