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Team Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Special Selection Coffee Break

Team Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Special Selection Coffee Break

The vitola name of Coffee Break is a bit of a misnomer for this cigar as it smoked quite slow. This is a nice reintroduction of the Nestor Miranda Special Selection Coffee Break and one I'd have no problem smoking more of. If you're a fan of some strength and a nice oak focused flavor profile, then it's worth your time to seek these out.

Team Cigar Review: United Cigar El Tallo

Team Cigar Review: United Cigar El Tallo

The concept of the United Cigar El Tallo using all stems is interesting and the smoking experience it provided was different than most everything I've smoked before. While this cigar isn't something I'd revisit often, it is something that I would look to on occasion. I would say it's a cigar definitely worth your while in trying, if not for just the experience.

Team Cigar Review: Punch Diablo Scamp

Team Cigar Review: Punch Diablo Scamp

Overall, I felt the Punch Diablo Scamp was fairly average. For people that are a fan of AJ and like darker, fuller strength cigars, they may find an enjoyable experience. When I'm in the mood for something dark and fuller strength, I'd prefer something with a better flavor profile, so this cigar probably isn't something I'd return to with any frequency.

Personal Beer Review: 2 Crows All In

Personal Beer Review: 2 Crows All In

I found the 2 Crows All In to be an enjoyable and sessionable Saison that wasn't too intense on any of the flavor components. I would categorize this as a training wheels Saison for people who struggle to get into the funky side of beer styles.

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask Robusto

It shows tons of sweetness and spice. You are getting those noticeable oaky flavors along with those sweet Sherry flavors. The Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask Robusto is enjoyable on it's own, but I think it was meant to be smoked with some bourbon.

Team Cigar Review: Indian Motorcycle Connecticut Shade Toro

Team Cigar Review: Indian Motorcycle Connecticut Shade Toro

The Indian Motorcycle Connecticut Shade Toro is a well done Connecticut shade cigar. I would have no problem smoking more of these and would easily recommend it to those that appreciate cigars like this. The flavor is quite full without an overpowering strength to match. If you're a Connecticut shade fan, it would be worth your time to track these down.

IPCPR Media Recap Show

IPCPR 2019 Media Recap Show

As part of our coverage of the IPCPR 2019 trade show, we wanted to bring in some other cigar media members, along with our team here at Developing Palates, to have a discussion about the event and surrounding topics.

Team Cigar Review: Casa Turrent 1880 Toro

Team Cigar Review: Casa Turrent 1880 Toro

The Casa Turrent 1880 Toro provided about what I expected with a majority of it being Mexican tobacco. It was a dark wood and earthy combination with some hints of cocoa. I hope to smoke more from Casa Turrent as I'd like to experience more Mexican tobacco focused offerings.

Team Cigar Review: Florida Sun Grown Limited Edition Trunk-Pressed Toro

Team Cigar Review: Florida Sun Grown Limited Edition Trunk-Pressed Toro

The Florida Sun Grown Limited Edition Trunk-Pressed Toro was a well executed Connecticut Broadleaf wrapped cigar. The medium plus body and strength formula worked well with the darker flavors of cocoa, minerals, baking spices and a very unique terroir mustiness/barnyard. I would definitely recommend this.

Personal Beer Review: Boombox Midnight Train (Batch 2)

Personal Beer Review: Boombox Midnight Train (Batch 2)

What's not to like on the Boombox Midnight Train (Batch 2)? Big coffee notes and subdued chocolate nibs and sweetness deliver satisfying and consistent flavors through the taste experience. I wouldn't hesitate to pick this up if I saw them on the shelf.