Reviews

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Toothpicks 2.0 Habano

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Toothpicks 2.0 Habano

Thinking about my overall experience with the Jas Sum Kral Toothpicks 2.0 Habano, I say it's good. There really isn't anything inherently bad or great about the cigar. The flavors basically hit most of the major components for me (spice, sweetness, earth).

Team Cigar Review: Balmoral Anejo XO Oscuro Rothschild Masivo

Team Cigar Review: Balmoral Anejo XO Oscuro Rothschild Masivo

I am a fan of the Balmoral Anejo XO Oscuro Rothschild Masivo and the flavor profile it delivers. It is a great example of a Mexican wrapper and produces a complex flavor profile that has depth and transitioning from start to finish. This is what a multi-nation blend should look and smoke like.

Personal Cigar Review: Shore Thing Exclusive by Crowned Heads

Personal Cigar Review: Shore Thing Exclusive by Crowned Heads

Overall, the profile of the Shore Thing Exclusive by Crowned Heads was average, even with its uniqueness. The price point is quite high, but for a store exclusive, I can understand some reasoning to it, I just don't feel the experience earns it. If you're a Crowned Heads fan and have a chance to grab one, you should go for it, but it won't drive me to seek more out.

Personal Beer Review: Omnipollo / Brewdog I Wanna Be Your Dog

Personal Beer Review: Omnipollo / BrewDog I Wanna Be Your Dog

Are you looking for an Imperial Stout to smack your palate around and take you to flavortown? You should probably pour yourself an Omnipollo / BrewDog I Wanna Be Your Dog. Although the balance is completely blown out by enormous flavors of chocolate, espresso, vanilla and barrel influence, this is as Imperial as it gets.

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Silver Toro

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Silver Toro

The Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Silver Toro rounds out the portfolio neatly between the Red and Black. It delivers medium-full flavors while keeping the strength level locked at a maximum of medium. The Joya Silver is going to have broad market appeal.

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Black Diamond Marquis

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Black Diamond Marquis

The dark chocolate, Asian spice and cherry notes play off of each other perfectly and the presence of those flavors throughout, and their change in dominance make for a terrific experience. I would highly recommend, and the Diamond Crown Black Diamond Marquis is a cigar I will come back to time and time again.

Team Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Connecticut Toro

Team Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Connecticut Toro

The Casa Cuevas Connecticut Toro is Connecticut Shade done right. Start with a nice core of sweetened cream, bread, roasted nuts and gradually introduce spice into the profile. This is no doubt my favorite line within Casa Cuevas' offerings. I highly recommend this cigar.

Personal Spirit Review: Springbank 15 Year Old

Personal Spirit Review: Springbank 15 Year Old

After years of enjoying Springbank in a good variety of the aged expressions (10, 15, 18, 21), the Springbank 15 Year Old continues to be the best valued. The only gripe I have about the 15 year is the lack of a complex finish. With all that said, this is a no brainer of a pick up.

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Hair of the Dog Toro

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Hair of the Dog Toro

The Diesel Hair of the Dog Toro is by no means a bad cigar, but I wish they had continued with the bourbon barrel aged/sherry cask theme of their first and latest cigars. It would have been cool to have some of that tobacco in the filler with the Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. Overall, a decent flavor profile that lacked some complexity and transitioning from start to finish.

Team Cigar Review: Providencia Trinitas

Team Cigar Review: Providencia Trinitas

The Providencia Trinitas delivers rich San Andres chocolate notes, with flavors of cedar, minerality and baking spices. I found the first and second thirds delivered consistent flavors with the final third being average. The burn was very good, but the draw did struggle for some time before finally opening up.