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Personal Cigar Review: 1502 XO Toro

Personal Cigar Review: 1502 XO Toro

The 1502 XO Toro is a tasty cigar with a medium-full strength profile that is hidden under the balanced flavors of cocoa and spice.

Personal Beer Review: Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Latte

Personal Beer Review: Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Latte

The Peanut Butter Latte is by far the most sessionable of the Belching Beaver Peanut Butter series. The flavors aren't as bold or palate assailing as the other two styles I've tried. Although the beer rated lower overall, I would rather have two of the Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Lattes back to back in a social setting.

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Probable Cause Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Probable Cause Corona Gorda

Smoking through now the fourth iteration of the Probable Cause, I came into this review having somewhat of an expectation. What I tasted overall in the Cubariqueño Protocol Probable Cause Corona Gorda was a good representation of Mexican San Andres providing a profile driven by earthy grit/dirt, chocolate, baking spices, stone fruits and black coffee.

Personal Cigar Review: Warfighter 5.56 Field Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Warfighter 5.56 Field Toro

The Warfighter 5.56 Field Toro is enjoyable, even though it doesn't carry the great complexity from the first two thirds into the last third. It's a Connecticut Shade cigar that doesn't feature aggressive spice, or overly intense flavors. The 5.56 Field would be an excellent choice for the mild to medium cigar smoker.

Personal Beer Review: The Dandy Brewing Company My Boy Lollipop

Personal Beer Review: The Dandy Brewing Company My Boy Lollipop

The Dandy Brewing Company My Boy Lollipop is such a funky beer and the flavor combinations are a refreshing change from any beer I've had in the past. Sweet, sour and then an interesting toasted barley finish that hits you out of nowhere.

Team Cigar Review: Ventura Case Study 01 Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Ventura Case Study 01 Robusto

Overall, the flavor profile of the Ventura Case Study 01 Robusto was fairly average with nothing that really kept my attention. Not my favorite in the Case Study line, but it may be something that others find attractive.

Personal Beer Review: Ballast Point Indra Kunindra

Personal Beer Review: Ballast Point Indra Kunindra

The Ballast Point Indra Kunindra is a funky beer but does end up being interesting. The flavor combinations are unique, but most of the measurable components are out of balance, leading to a fairly average experience overall.

IPCPR Media Recap Show

IPCPR 2018 Media Recap Show

As part of our coverage of the IPCPR 2018 trade show, we wanted to bring in some other cigar media members, along with our expanded team here at Developing Palates, to have a discussion about the event and surrounding topics.