Nicaragua

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Toothpicks 2.0 Habano

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Toothpicks 2.0 Habano

Thinking about my overall experience with the Jas Sum Kral Toothpicks 2.0 Habano, I say it's good. There really isn't anything inherently bad or great about the cigar. The flavors basically hit most of the major components for me (spice, sweetness, earth).

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Silver Toro

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Silver Toro

The Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Silver Toro rounds out the portfolio neatly between the Red and Black. It delivers medium-full flavors while keeping the strength level locked at a maximum of medium. The Joya Silver is going to have broad market appeal.

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Hair of the Dog Toro

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Hair of the Dog Toro

The Diesel Hair of the Dog Toro is by no means a bad cigar, but I wish they had continued with the bourbon barrel aged/sherry cask theme of their first and latest cigars. It would have been cool to have some of that tobacco in the filler with the Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. Overall, a decent flavor profile that lacked some complexity and transitioning from start to finish.

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Nuggs Habano

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Nuggs Habano

The Jas Sum Kral Nuggs Habano does not get you "high." Based on my understanding, CBD is meant for general health benefits and relaxes you. It was difficult to distinguish if I felt that or it was mainly due to the effects of nicotine delivery. It is actually quite an easy going flavor profile that is light on spice and strength with flavors of butter, light cedar, flowers and a hint of wood bitterness.

Team Cigar Review: Fratello Navetta Inverso Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Fratello Navetta Inverso Robusto

The Fratello Navetta Inverso Robusto had such a promising initial third. I loved the sweet and creamy coffee note with just the right amount of earthy minerals and spice. But past that point, the cigar became more average, losing out on the sweet and creamy aspects the first third was so good at showing.

Team Cigar Review: Hoyo de Monterrey HOYO La Amistad Black Rothschild

Team Cigar Review: Hoyo de Monterrey HOYO La Amistad Black Rothschild

The Hoyo de Monterrey HOYO La Amistad Black Rothschild is unbalanced and dominated by almost overwhelming pepper, until the final third where it's dominated by almost overwhelming earth. I don't have the requisite tobacco experience to determine whether the issue is with the tobacco, or the blending, but my experience tells me that the tobacco wasn't ready when the cigar was produced.

Team Cigar Review: Brick House Double Connecticut Corona Larga

Team Cigar Review: Brick House Double Connecticut Corona Larga

Overall, I enjoyed the Brick House Double Connecticut Corona Larga. I especially enjoyed the heavier body and for the most part, standard array of Connecticut shade cigar flavors (cream, cedar, herbal tea, nuts, baking spices). All in all, pretty good effort by J.C. Newman.

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Juarez Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Juarez Robusto

Give me a good tasting profile for two thirds of the cigar and a flawless draw and burn, all wrapped up in a ~$6 USD price point and I say you've got yourself a winner. I've had some excellent Mexican San Andrés wrapped cigars from Crowned Heads in 2018 (Court Reserve XVIII, Buckeye Land) and the Crowned Heads Juarez Robusto is really no exception.

Team Cigar Review: MoyaRuiz Hand Gripper

Team Cigar Review: MoyaRuiz Hand Gripper

I've heard the MoyaRuiz Hand Gripper referred to as being 'gimmicky'. When it comes to MoyaRuiz, the packaging and style is completely in keeping with the unconventional style they've had for many years. Although I rated the cigar as average overall, the flavors were still enjoyable and the medium-full intensity was in my wheelhouse.

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Clasico Número 6

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Clasico Número 6

The Joya de Nicaragua Clasico Número 6 had a bit more black pepper spice to it than most newly marketed Equadorian Connecticut shade wrapped cigars, in which I found it to be a pleasant surprise. I'm looking forward to smoking the remaining sizes in the lineup to especially gauge how much spice each vitola delivers.