Reviews

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Selección 702 Limited Edition

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Selección 702 Limited Edition

The Davidoff Selección 702 Limited Edition is an enjoyable cigar with a very nice flavor profile from start to finish. This is a flavor focused cigar, it's not about the strength or body, and while there is not a lot of transitioning from start to finish there is some transitioning present.

Personal Beer Review: Dieu du Ciel! Rigor Mortis

Personal Beer Review: Dieu du Ciel! Rigor Mortis

The Dieu du Ciel! Rigor Mortis is good, but the booze forward nature of the tasting holds it back from being elevated to a higher score. I found it challenging to move past that boozy character and find nuances or other flavors that made it stand out from the pack.

Team Cigar Review: The T Short Churchill

Team Cigar Review: The T Short Churchill

The first portion reminded me of the original Diesel's and after that became an average profile found in any number of cigars. I would have liked to see the first portion keep its core and transition from there to see what it could have become. As it is, I'd like to smoke another to see if this is what the cigar was meant to be or if there is something I missed.

Personal Cigar Review: Black Works Studio Killer Bee Lonsdale

Personal Cigar Review: Black Works Studio Killer Bee Lonsdale

While the Killer Bee Lonsdale is exclusively an event only offering, the flavor profile and strength levels fall neatly into the medium to medium plus category. If you're attending a Black Label Trading Company / Black Works Studio event, you would do well to pick up a few of these to try out for yourself.

Team Cigar Review: Fratello Navetta Discovery

Team Cigar Review: Fratello Navetta Discovery

Following in line with Fratello's style, the Fratello Navetta Discovery is another good example of a medium strength formula with full flavors. An easy recommend if you are a fan of Fratello's style or one to enjoy medium strength, full flavors.

Personal Cigar Review: My Father Limited Edition 2011

Personal Cigar Review: My Father Limited Edition 2011

If you're a fan of My Father, this cigar is one that continues to fit into the portfolio nicely. While it probably isn't possible to find any more of these in shops, I'm sure some are still kicking around on the secondary market. It's one I wouldn't mind smoking again as I have a couple more sitting in the humidor.

Personal Beer Review: Modern Times Black House

Personal Beer Review: Modern Times Black House

The Modern Times Black House was an enjoyable coffee stout. The use of 75% Ethiopian and 25% Sumatran gives it a coffee profile that stands out from the average coffee stout on the market, at an ABV that isn't overpowering.

Team Cigar Review: Epic Smoking Shields

Team Cigar Review: Epic Smoking Shields

I classify the Epic Smoking Shields as no frills, no thrills, just a good cigar. If you're looking for a cigar that will give you great creaminess, sweetness, earth and tamed spice, this is exactly it.

Team Cigar Review: 2012 by Oscar Barber Pole

Team Cigar Review: 2012 by Oscar Barber Pole

In the case of the 2012 by Oscar Barber Pole, it tastes a lot more Mexican San Andres than Candela. Flavors of caramel, drying wood, leather, minerals and nuts were the main components of this cigar. I overall enjoyed the cigar's journey of sweetness to earthiness and would happily smoke this again.

Personal Cigar Review: Ramón Allones Specially Selected

Personal Cigar Review: Ramón Allones Specially Selected

Despite draw and construction issues, the Ramón Allones Specially Selected delivered the typical flavor profile that I have come to expect and enjoy. There is a touch more espresso in this box than I remember from previous years. Overall, I'm glad I picked up the box and I'm sure I will work through it far faster than I should.