John

Team Cigar Review: Cohiba Royale Toro Royale

Team Cigar Review: Cohiba Royale Toro Royale

I loved the flavor profile on the Cohiba Royale Toro Royale and Cohiba has been making some great cigars lately. They're expensive, but tasty. It is possible that Cohiba finally made a cigar worth the price, but its past has hurt in justifying pricier Cohibas.

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Polpetta

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Polpetta

A wolf in sheep's clothing. The Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Polpetta, a fairly unassuming 4x48, but once you get to smoking it, the heavy handed strength, chewy and viscous body lets you quickly know it means business. But it's not just full body and strength without good flavors. I think it's worth going to the events to seek out a few of these.

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Number 6 Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Number 6 Robusto

The Rocky Patel Number 6 Robusto reinforces my experience that cigars comprised largely of Honduran tobacco are either amazing or lackluster. For me, the flavor profile started out promising in the first third, and then fell to average and fairly forgettable for the remainder of the smoking experience.

Team Cigar Review: Tabak Especial Dulce Gordito

Team Cigar Review: Tabak Especial Dulce Gordito

The Tabak Especial Dulce Gordito was enjoyable, with the first third exhibiting most of the complexities of the non-traditional coffee and cream flavors. The second and last third exhibited more of the traits of a traditional Connecticut Shade blend. The Gordito is going to be a good choice for someone looking for a significantly longer smoking time.

Team Cigar Review: Punch Knuckle Buster Habano Toro

Team Cigar Review: Punch Knuckle Buster Habano Toro

I was completely shocked by the Punch Knuckle Buster Habano Toro. The flavor profile delivered was unique and complex. I did not expect any of this from the cigar, and I wasn't expecting a profile of this nature from Punch. The flavor combination was very enjoyable and one that I have not come across that often in my years of smoking. On top of that, the price is right for this cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Kristoff Shade Grown Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Kristoff Shade Grown Robusto

A good and consistent cigar. I enjoyed the notes of sweet buttered bread, hay, dried nuts and baking spices, all wrapped up in a medium body and strength formula. With a smoking time of near two hours and a very attractive price point of ~$8, the Kristoff Shade Grown Robusto will no doubt be in the rotation of Connecticut shade offerings that I enjoy.

Team Cigar Review: Quorum Maduro Toro

Team Cigar Review: Quorum Maduro Toro

When I see a near $3 mixed short filler cigar, my main question is if it's worth the money based on taste and technical performance. The answer is a resounding yes. The Quorum Maduro Toro is one of the better cheap cigars I've had. Price aside, if I now ask whether the cigar was an overall good cigar, the answer is not quite. But given the performance based on price, for sure a recommend.

Team Cigar Review: CAO Session Garage

Team Cigar Review: CAO Session Garage

The CAO Session Garage started with a nice profile and very low strength. The retrohale is a nice bright spot for this cigar. Having smoked this blend a few times after initial release, I wasn't too high on it, but it has improved over time. I would actually recommend people giving this a try and I would smoke this on occasion as the flavor profile it provides with the low strength level does have some appeal.

Team Cigar Review: Camacho Distillery Edition Connecticut Toro

Team Cigar Review: Camacho Distillery Edition Connecticut Toro

The Camacho Distillery Edition Connecticut Toro is a superior blend to the original Camacho Connecticut. The tobacco that was aged in barrels brought more life to the cigar and added some complexity to the overall blend. I was pleasantly surprised by the blend and would definitely pick these up again in the future.

Team Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack JJ Forty Two

Team Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack JJ Forty Two

The Jeremy Jack JJ Forty Two was an overall average flavor profile and overall smoking experience. The cigar lacked depth and was linear the entire time. It would have helped quite a bit to have breaks from the earth and spice formula of red pepper spice and generic dry wood. Specifically, help from some sweetness and fruit would have made a big impact.