Nicaragua

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Anarchy KAOS

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Anarchy KAOS

The Tatuaje Anarchy KAOS is a cigar that started out great and slowly deteriorated. That first third was great, giving way to sweetened condensed milk, roasted peanuts, zesty minerality, subtle red pepper spice and cedar. But as the cigar progressed, the sweetness dramatically dropped, and eventually led to undesirable char and burnt notes. I'd like to revisit the cigar in 5 to 6 months to see if the cigar will smooth out its rougher edges. But as of now, it's a soft recommend.

Team Cigar Review: Córdoba & Morales Finca Santa Fe FSG Toro

Team Cigar Review: Córdoba & Morales Finca Santa Fe FSG Toro

The Córdoba & Morales Finca Santa Fe FSG Toro was a consistently good experience from start to finish, illustrating some of the best aspects of Florida Sun Grown tobacco. The list of flavors included hay, cedar, baking spices, vegetal, cocoa, mustiness, sour citrus and musty cedar. I'm lookong forward to smoking more Finca Santa Fe FSGs in the near future. The draw and construction were both perfect.

Team Cigar Review: Viaje Skull and Bones The Hulk

Team Cigar Review: Viaje Skull and Bones The Hulk

The Viaje Skull and Bones The Hulk was an overall good experience, with the best portions coming in the first and second thirds. Flavors were complex and included baking spices, sweetness, graham cracker, spicy cedar, bread, coffee and tannins. The natural comparison will be The Hulk versus Bruce Banner. Between the two, I prefer The Hulk as I found the flavors to be more complex and balanced.

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka Unstolen Valor

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka Unstolen Valor

The Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka Unstolen Valor was overall a good experience. The first and second third had a complex medley of flavors that kept me interested and engaged through the smoking experience. Draw and construction were very good. The presentation was great, and I would happily light another Unstolen Valor up the next time I have the opportunity.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Black Label Petite Corona BC

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Black Label Petite Corona BC

After smoking the Tatuaje Black Label Petite Corona BC, this cigar joins the ranks of Rothchild Maduro. Wonderfully Nicaraguan Criollo with great nasal clearing red/cayenne pepper spice, barnyard stank and meatiness. I can see myself smoking multiples of these in one sitting. Well worth the price point and tasting experience.

Personal Cigar Review: Odyssey Maduro Robusto

Personal Cigar Review: Odyssey Maduro Robusto

The Odyssey Maduro Robusto started out fairly average, but once the char joined in the second third and continually increased, it knocked down the enjoyment a level the rest of the way. The cigar isn't going to win any value awards, but for a bundle cigar it works. If you smoke while doing other things and aren't focusing too much on the cigar, I don't see any reason why this wouldn't fit the bill.

Team Cigar Review: Patina Maduro Rustic

Team Cigar Review: Patina Maduro Rustic

I'm a bit taken back by how much I enjoyed the Patina Maduro Rustic. My experience with Patina has been for the most part lackluster. Granted the Maduro was never made at Casa Favilli, if this is an indication of all his lines tasting better as a result of the production move, I say winner, winner Patina dinner. Will not hesitate to return to this.

Team Cigar Review: Rojas KSG

Team Cigar Review: Rojas KSG

The Rojas KSG was a great flavorful cigar from beginning to end. The gradual increase in red pepper spice with accented semi-sweet chocolate, creamy bread and cedar made for a smoking experience that kept me engaged the entire time. This KSG has me hyped to try other Rojas offerings.

Team Cigar Review: Viaje Skull and Bones Bruce Banner

Team Cigar Review: Viaje Skull and Bones Bruce Banner

The Viaje Skull and Bones Bruce Banner was a bit of a polarizing cigar. There were some good Aganorsa like qualities to the cigar (nuttiness, good spice levels), but as a whole it was unbalanced and sharp. Especially on the finish, the cigar lacked depth and didn't do a good job of pulling it together with dry red pepper spice and burning paper note. I'll have to pass on this one and hope that The Hulk can smash this tasting experience.

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Year of the Rat 2020

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Year of the Rat 2020

I never had the chance to smoke the original Year of the Rat, but honestly it doesn't really matter because this Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Year of the Rat 2020 was great. Therefore, I don't feel like I necessarily missed out on the original. The want to chain smoke these is high and I look forward to the next one.