Cigar Reviews

Team Cigar Review: Alec and Bradley Gatekeeper Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Alec and Bradley Gatekeeper Robusto

Upon initial draw of the Alec and Bradley Gatekeeper Robusto, you know what you're in for. It's a bold and hefty delivery of flavors centered around red pepper spice, meatiness, cedar and sharp minerals with a medium plus strength to match. All in all, solid sophomore release by Alec and Bradley.

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Aged Limited Rare Second Edition Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Aged Limited Rare Second Edition Robusto

The Rocky Patel Aged Limited Rare Second Edition Robusto has a very impressive presentation, I only wish the same care had been taken with the blend profile. Unfortunately, the flavor profile rapidly falls apart after the first third, eventually becoming harsh and unpleasant by the final third. The construction was impeccable.

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Desert Rose

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Desert Rose

It's always a pleasant surprise when you light up a cigar and immediately know you're in for something special. I thoroughly enjoyed the Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Desert Rose, and look forward to my earliest opportunity to light one up again.

Team Cigar Review: HVC Serie A Perlas

Team Cigar Review: HVC Serie A Perlas

Like the majority of HVC's offerings, the HVC Serie A Perlas is yet another good example of a solid cigar. The use of quality Aganorsa tobacco honestly speaks for itself. The flavors of sweet buttered bread, nuts, fresh red pepper spice, barnyard, cedar and tannins were great, especially within the first third in which the profile was direct and focused.

Personal Cigar Review: ACID Plush

Personal Cigar Review: ACID Plush

The ACID Plush provided its normal aromas that you would expect from an ACID, but once lit, it started out average and then the flavors presented went a bit downhill. Construction was also a disappointment and didn't help things out. This would definitely not be my first choice when looking to smoke an ACID and I couldn't really recommend giving it a try.

Team Cigar Review: Montecristo Cincuenta Toro

Team Cigar Review: Montecristo Cincuenta Toro

The Montecristo Cincuenta Toro was a really nice cigar to celebrate 50 years. I thought the flavor profile was enjoyable and I loved the transitioning that took place. It had depth as well and this is what I look for in a cigar. The only thing going against this cigar is the price, but it is a limited release and comes in an amazing humidor so that is understandable.

Team Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares Super Fly Super Corona

Team Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares Super Fly Super Corona

Overall, I enjoyed the Oscar Valladares Super Fly Super Corona. The packaging was a little over the top, but at the same time perfect for the name of the cigar. The blend itself backed up the packaging and overall presentation of the cigar, and that is what is important.

Team Cigar Review: El Artista Buffalo Ten

Team Cigar Review: El Artista Buffalo Ten

Overall, the El Artista Buffalo Ten is a really good cigar. I am just looking at the price on this smoke and shocked. I will be interested in seeing how this cigar smokes from sample to sample, the two I smoked were great, but that will be the key. Love finding smokes like this.

Team Cigar Review: Warped Flor del Valle Seleccion de Valle

Team Cigar Review: Warped Flor del Valle Seleccion de Valle

The Warped Flor del Valle Seleccion de Valle was an overall average experience. The first third was good, giving it a quintessential Aganorsa style of Corojo goodness. But past that mark, the profile really deteriorated the further I got into the cigar. A gradual decline as sharpness and unrefined harshness took over the softer notes. In my opinion, definitely stick to the other vitolas within the Flor del Valle line.

Team Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas La Mandarria Toro

Team Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas La Mandarria Toro

I can't recall the last time I saw such a gap between regular production offerings and limited editions, and the Casa Cuevas La Mandarria Toro took my thoughts on Casa Cuevas to a much higher level. This was a balanced cigar that was flavorful, and while there was not a dramatic level of transitioning between each third, there was some present and it helped out with the depth of the overall flavor profile