Reviews

Team Cigar Review: H. Upmann Connecticut by Grupo de Maestros Toro

Team Cigar Review: H. Upmann Connecticut by Grupo de Maestros Toro

The H. Upmann Connecticut by Grupo de Maestros Toro carried a fairly traditional Connecticut shade profile with a slightly amped up strength level. While the flavor profile is pretty typical of many other Connecticut shade cigars, the price point for the vitola is attractive.

Personal Beer Review: Modern Times City Of The Dead Nitro

Personal Beer Review: Modern Times City Of The Dead Nitro

The Modern Times City Of The Dead Nitro sets a reliable benchmark for what a good nitro stout should be. Coffee, almonds, chocolate, salt, all balanced, along with an enjoyable sweet creamy mouthfeel that anchors everything together. This one is sure to be in my regular rotation.

Team Cigar Review: Providencia Hostage

Team Cigar Review: Providencia Hostage

The Providencia Hostage delivered a bold and at times, medium plus flavor experience that I found enjoyable. With notes of cedar, baking spices, leather, chocolate, earth, minerality and sweetness, there is a lot going on.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje 15th Anniversary Habano Rosado Oscuro Belicoso Fino

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje 15th Anniversary Habano Rosado Oscuro Belicoso Fino

In terms of the actual smoking experience, overall, I enjoyed the profile Tatuaje 15th Anniversary Habano Rosado Oscuro Belicoso Fino. Bolder, more rustic notes of cayenne pepper, white pepper, minerals, sharp oak and cream. Not typically the type of cigar that reminds me of Tatuaje but one worth checking out.

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Luke Bryan

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Luke Bryan

The Davidoff Luke Bryan was a very pleasurable smoking experience. Not only did it deliver great balance, the profile was also transitional. Even with such a high price point, it is well worth experiencing for yourself.

Team Cigar Review: Fernandez Torrens 4ta Década Barrilito Leyenda

Team Cigar Review: Fernandez Torrens 4ta Década Barrilito Leyenda

I was blown away by the Fernandez Torrens 4ta Década Barrilito Leyenda and found it to not only be a fantastic Dominican puro, but a great offering as a cigar overall. If I look back on the Dominican puros I have had throughout my smoke life, this in the top five. Amazing!

Personal Cigar Review: Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez Toro

In the end, the Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez Toro didn't seem like much of a departure from other AJ blends and I felt like I was smoking a cigar that was fairly close to some of his other offerings. The cigar is fine, but with the increased price point, I'm not sure it is something I would gravitate towards if I'm looking for something in his normal flavor profile.

Team Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony The Gent Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony The Gent Robusto

The Cornelius & Anthony The Gent Robusto is a fantastic smoke that showed a lot of growth from start to finish in terms of strength and body. It continuously delivered an amazing amount of flavors, and was complex from start to finish. The depth and transitioning was fantastic as well and it is difficult to find the faults in this cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Kralot Robusto Extra

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Kralot Robusto Extra

This is another good cigar from JSK. I especially enjoyed the leveling sharpness of cedar throughout the cigar as it intermingled with cocoa, dry earth, soil/dirt and hints of sweet cherries. Although I did enjoy the Jas Sum Kral Kralot Robusto Extra, there is tough competition of some excellent (new) Mexican San Andres cigars I smoked this year.