Reviews

Team Cigar Review: MLB Cigar Ventures David P. Ehrlich PLM Series Toro

Team Cigar Review: David P. Ehrlich PLM Series Toro

Overall, I enjoyed the David P. Ehrlich PLM Series Toro. At times, the profile became a bit too earth driven with its dirt/soil, leather and mineral notes. But, there was enough cream and citrus to not make it overly earth dominant. I recommend this to someone that enjoys a heavier profile.

Personal Cigar Review: Saga Short Tales Tomo V L.A.V.

Personal Cigar Review: Saga Short Tales Tomo V L.A.V.

The fact that the flavor profile of the Saga Short Tales Tomo V L.A.V. was pretty enjoyable through the first two thirds while the construction was quite poor is a testament to this blend. I would love to revisit a better constructed version to see if this cigar can really shine.

Personal Beer Review: Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale

Personal Beer Review: Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale

I've had a number of expressions from Nøgne Ø in the past, and it's rapidly becoming an easy blind buy option. The Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale has booziness that dominates the palate, but the beer does evolve into more complexity as it warms up.

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Decadas Diadema

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Decadas Diadema

The Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Decadas Diadema is a crowning achievement release from Joya de Nicaragua. Previously, the Cuatro Cinco was my favorite release they had produced. This cigar ticks every flavor box I enjoy, and is fantastically balanced. I look forward to comparing the Diadema to the El General.

Team Cigar Review: Factory Smokes Sweets by Drew Estate Toro

Team Cigar Review: Factory Smokes Sweets by Drew Estate Toro

This Factory Smokes Sweets by Drew Estate Toro has everything going against it in the eyes of the premium smoker. A $2 cigar with a flavored cap. I thought the flavor profile was good through the first half of the cigar with peppery and creamy wood. Even the flavoring added to the cigar was kind of enjoyable.

Personal Beer Review: Coronado Early Bird

Personal Beer Review: Coronado Early Bird

The Coronado Early Bird is a satisfying and enjoyable cold brew milk stout. The flavors are balanced, and the cold brew provides a rich creaminess that carries through the entire session.

Personal Cigar Review: Casa Turrent Serie 1942 Torpedo

Personal Cigar Review: Casa Turrent Serie 1942 Torpedo

The Casa Turrent Serie 1942 Torpedo is one of those good cigars where it manages to deliver layers of rich flavor from the start all the way to the nub. Given that Casa Turrent grows the San Andres wrapper themselves, it should be no surprise that the cigar ends up being a good example of the San Andres flavor profile.

Team Cigar Review: Villiger La Flor de Ynclan Lancero Especial

Team Cigar Review: Villiger La Flor de Ynclan Lancero Especial

The Flor de Ynclan release in 2017 was a great cigar, but they've managed to create a Lancero that represents a peak of flavor performance. There is no doubt in my mind the Villiger La Flor de Ynclan Lancero Especial is a cigar that is going to be talked about on every top list at the end of 2018.