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Team Cigar Review: HVC Black Friday Firecracker

Team Cigar Review: HVC Black Friday Firecracker

The HVC Black Friday Firecracker packed a significant amount of flavor complexity, given the small size that it had to work with. It was also easily the strongest HVC that I've ever smoked, and even though I'm very used to smoking cigars at the full end of the spectrum, the HVC hit me solidly with strength at a few points.

Personal Cigar Review: Fonseca by My Father Cosacos

Personal Cigar Review: Fonseca by My Father Cosacos

Initially when planning to review this cigar, the Fonseca by My Father Cosacos was the one I was the most interested in, but in smoking this and the Cedros, I found the Cedros to perform better. I don't see myself coming back to this vitola, but might be interested in checking out others to see if they perform more like the Cedros or if there is an even better vitola in the line.

Team Cigar Review: Cordoba & Morales Finca Santa Fe FSG Cameroon

Team Cigar Review: Cordoba & Morales Finca Santa Fe FSG Cameroon

I really enjoyed this blend. I thought it delivered some Cameroon and FSG qualities that I enjoy, but I believe the Cordoba & Morales Finca Santa Fe FSG Cameroon is young and needs more time to rest. I liked the balance between saltiness, sweetness and spice. The body and strength were perfect throughout, and the draw and burn were great.

Personal Cigar Review: Deadwood Leather Rose

Personal Cigar Review: Deadwood Leather Rose

The Deadwood Leather Rose just gave the flavor from the wrapper at the beginning and once that mellowed, the flavors from the actual tobacco weren't that great. For the audience this is geared towards, it probably works as they may not be smoking the whole thing and the flavoring gives a possible non-smoker something to enjoy while they're puffing on a cigar.

Team Cigar Review: All Saints St. Francis Toro

Team Cigar Review: All Saints St. Francis Toro

Full flavored and deceptively strong. I don't mind the full strength when the flavors are so abundant. An equal balance of sweet, nutty and spice. The only let down is the annoying burn. But luckily, it didn't affect the flavors. But for the flavors, I'd gladly smoke the All Saints St. Francis Toro again and again.

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2021 LC48

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2021 LC48

The Crowned Heads Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2021 LC48 delivered a profile of intense pepper, earth and tannic wood through the review experience. None of the flavors seemed to coalesce and so I didn't find myself interested and engaged. Given that these are a yearly limited, I am disappointed in the 2021 offering.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje T110 Reserva Broadleaf

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje T110 Reserva Broadleaf

The Tatuaje T110 Reserva Broadleaf essentially tells me what I already know about Tatuaje. That is, Pete continues to do a fine job of using Connecticut broadleaf, highlighting nice chocolate tones and not making it overwhelmingly earthy. Not his best Connecticut broadleaf by any means, but this is a buy without hesitation.

Personal Cigar Review: Stallone Cowboy Series Zaino Broadleaf Robusto

Personal Cigar Review: Stallone Cowboy Series Zaino Broadleaf Robusto

If you're a fan of darker profiles with a bit of strength, the Stallone Cowboy Series Zaino Broadleaf Robusto might be right up your alley. For me, it was a bit too dry and linear from the second third on. I wouldn't see myself returning to this cigar all that often.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Fausto The Old Man and the C Culebra

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Fausto The Old Man and the C Culebra

There is something redeeming about a unique cigar like the culebras smoking good. But the fact that the three cigars are quality cigars, and the fact that they happen to be culebras is amazing. I am sure there are plenty of cigar smokers out there that have never smoked a culebra, but with the Tatuaje Fausto The Old Man and the C Culebra, you are getting something of quality with fun presentation.

Personal Cigar Review: Padrón 1926 Serie Maduro No. 2

Personal Cigar Review: Padrón 1926 Serie Maduro No. 2

The Padrón 1926 Serie Maduro No. 2 had a nice flavor combination centered around toasted oak and earth with a supporting black pepper. Some coffee joined in which added another nice supporting component. I definitely prefer this maduro version to the natural and would be the one I gravitate towards if given the choice. The price point is high, but if it's something you enjoy, you'll find the funds for it.