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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.