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Team Cigar Review: Saga Short Tales Tomo VI: The Sixth Element: El Tabaco

Team Cigar Review: Saga Short Tales Tomo VI: The Sixth Element: El Tabaco

I don't really see Saga getting too much buzz on social media, but cigars like this Saga Short Tales Tomo VI: The Sixth Element: El Tabaco are ones that I could see having a wide appeal. Medium strength with good flavors is a good combination for many levels of smokers. I'd have no problem smoking more of these and would suggest people give them a try to see if it interests them in the line or the brand itself.

Team Cigar Review: La Barba One and Only 2018 Super Toro

Team Cigar Review: La Barba One and Only 2018 Super Toro

I am a big fan of the La Barba One and Only 2018 Super Toro. It is flavor focused and a cigar that you really have to take your time on and focus on to truly enjoy. I would classify it as a cigar for connoisseurs and not just cigar smokers.

Personal Beer Review: Parallel 49 / Blindman Zombies Ate My Brewery!

Personal Beer Review: Parallel 49 / Blindman Zombies Ate My Brewery!

Usually when I see brewery collaborations like the Parallel 49 / Blindman Zombies Ate My Brewery!, I stay clear, as I haven't had enjoyable experiences in the past. This collaboration between Parallel 49 Brewing and Blindman Brewing hits all on some great high notes, satisfying my palate with great citrus complexity that doesn't become fatiguing.

2018 Best Cigar Value

These lists are meant to represent the cigars with the best value (bang for the buck), not the best low cost cigars.

Team Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Magic Toast Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Magic Toast Robusto

The Alec Bradley Magic Toast Robusto brings the spiciness of the Black Market with nuances and flavor complexity that last all the way to the nub. Once the initial spice intensity fades, the cigar establishes a sweet and chocolate profile.

Personal Beer Review: Modern Times Fortunate Islands

Personal Beer Review: Modern Times Fortunate Islands

The Modern Times Fortunate Islands is a mash up of two different styles, and I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it. I'm always eager to try new beers that push the style envelope, and this beer does a great job of it.

2018 Cigar of the Year

Take a look at our individual cigar of the year lists which consist of new cigars released in the calendar year of 2018.

Team Cigar Review: El Artista Cimarron Connecticut Robusto

Team Cigar Review: El Artista Cimarron Connecticut Robusto

For me, the El Artista Cimarron Connecticut Robusto is more towards the traditional side of Connecticut shade cigars. The baseline flavors of sweet cream and bread are notes I always welcome to any cigar. Paired with white pepper, cedar, hay, nuts and underlying bitterness rounds out to a profile in which I can enjoy any time of the day.

Personal Beer Review: Collective Arts Liquid Art Fest

Personal Beer Review: Collective Arts Liquid Art Fest

The Collective Arts Liquid Art Fest has a bold tropical fruit aroma, but ends up being very balanced. I found the flavor profile didn't do much for me in terms of complexity, but this could easily be a crushable session beer in the summer season.