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Team Cigar Review: San Pedro de Macorís Brazil Robusto

Team Cigar Review: San Pedro de Macorís Brazil Robusto

There are a couple ways to look at the San Pedro de Macorís Brazil Robusto in my opinion. If you look at it from the perspective of a cigar that is under $6.00, this cigar is fantastic. For the money spent, you are getting a great cigar. If you look at it as a cigar without taking price into account, it is a solid smoke but nothing impressive. It has an enjoyable flavor profile, but it lacks a lot of transitioning and complexity.

Team Cigar Review: Hoyo de Monterrey HOYO La Amistad Black Rothschild

Team Cigar Review: Hoyo de Monterrey HOYO La Amistad Black Rothschild

The Hoyo de Monterrey HOYO La Amistad Black Rothschild is unbalanced and dominated by almost overwhelming pepper, until the final third where it's dominated by almost overwhelming earth. I don't have the requisite tobacco experience to determine whether the issue is with the tobacco, or the blending, but my experience tells me that the tobacco wasn't ready when the cigar was produced.

Team Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Maduro Clásico Prensado

Team Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Maduro Clásico Prensado

The Casa Cuevas Maduro Clásico Prensado is an enjoyable cigar with flavors of cocoa, leather, red pepper flake, pepper, sweetness and earth. Burn performance is very good, with a bit of a tight draw. Strength peaked just over medium at times, but was approachable throughout the smoking experience.

Team Cigar Review: Brick House Double Connecticut Corona Larga

Team Cigar Review: Brick House Double Connecticut Corona Larga

Overall, I enjoyed the Brick House Double Connecticut Corona Larga. I especially enjoyed the heavier body and for the most part, standard array of Connecticut shade cigar flavors (cream, cedar, herbal tea, nuts, baking spices). All in all, pretty good effort by J.C. Newman.

Team Cigar Review: MoyaRuiz Hand Gripper

Team Cigar Review: MoyaRuiz Hand Gripper

I've heard the MoyaRuiz Hand Gripper referred to as being 'gimmicky'. When it comes to MoyaRuiz, the packaging and style is completely in keeping with the unconventional style they've had for many years. Although I rated the cigar as average overall, the flavors were still enjoyable and the medium-full intensity was in my wheelhouse.

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Revery Toro

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Revery Toro

The Davidoff Revery Toro offers a complex array of flavors. Baking spices, cedar, mushroom, chocolate and toasted earth. The construction is perfect, and so is the draw, but it's what you would expect in a cigar from Davidoff. A consistent experience from start to finish, I wouldn't hesitate to light up another Davidoff Revery if I had the opportunity.

Team Cigar Review: Señorial 65th Anniversary

Team Cigar Review: Señorial 65th Anniversary

I was a fan of the Señorial 65th Anniversary when it first came out five years ago and I have enjoyed them over the years as well. In some ways, the cigar does not seem to age to me. It is one of those cigars that smokes very similar to how it did five years ago. I keep thinking the cigar is going to be drastically different in another six months, but it isn't.

Personal Beer Review: Red Bison Alta Mira

Personal Beer Review: Red Bison Alta Mira

The Red Bison Alta Mira is a big flavored stout that doesn't have a huge ABV % to go with it. It's entirely sessionable, with in your face flavors of coffee and toasted oats. The chocolate has a great creaminess to it, while the sweetness is more on the subdued side of things.