Cigar Reviews

Personal Cigar Review: Cuban Cigar Factory Benji Menendez Robusto

Personal Cigar Review: Cuban Cigar Factory Benji Menendez Robusto

The Cuban Cigar Factory Benji Menendez Robusto started on a down note with the burning paper and just went downhill from there. Having smoked both versions from this line, I have to say they are a failure. Putting two legends names on these cigars and then delivering these blends at a high price point has me scratching my head. I have no interest in smoking this again.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Anarchy KAOS

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Anarchy KAOS

The Tatuaje Anarchy KAOS is a cigar that started out great and slowly deteriorated. That first third was great, giving way to sweetened condensed milk, roasted peanuts, zesty minerality, subtle red pepper spice and cedar. But as the cigar progressed, the sweetness dramatically dropped, and eventually led to undesirable char and burnt notes. I'd like to revisit the cigar in 5 to 6 months to see if the cigar will smooth out its rougher edges. But as of now, it's a soft recommend.

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora TAA Exclusivo

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora TAA Exclusivo

The La Aurora TAA Exclusivo represents the type of quality that all TAA cigars should deliver. A complex assortment of flavors, with each third delivering a consistently good experience, with construction to match. I would happily smoke more of these at the earliest opportunity.

Team Cigar Review: Córdoba & Morales Finca Santa Fe FSG Toro

Team Cigar Review: Córdoba & Morales Finca Santa Fe FSG Toro

The Córdoba & Morales Finca Santa Fe FSG Toro was a consistently good experience from start to finish, illustrating some of the best aspects of Florida Sun Grown tobacco. The list of flavors included hay, cedar, baking spices, vegetal, cocoa, mustiness, sour citrus and musty cedar. I'm lookong forward to smoking more Finca Santa Fe FSGs in the near future. The draw and construction were both perfect.

Team Cigar Review: Viaje Skull and Bones The Hulk

Team Cigar Review: Viaje Skull and Bones The Hulk

The Viaje Skull and Bones The Hulk was an overall good experience, with the best portions coming in the first and second thirds. Flavors were complex and included baking spices, sweetness, graham cracker, spicy cedar, bread, coffee and tannins. The natural comparison will be The Hulk versus Bruce Banner. Between the two, I prefer The Hulk as I found the flavors to be more complex and balanced.

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka Unstolen Valor

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka Unstolen Valor

The Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka Unstolen Valor was overall a good experience. The first and second third had a complex medley of flavors that kept me interested and engaged through the smoking experience. Draw and construction were very good. The presentation was great, and I would happily light another Unstolen Valor up the next time I have the opportunity.

Team Cigar Review: Camacho Distillery Edition Corojo Toro

Team Cigar Review: Camacho Distillery Edition Corojo Toro

I personally don't care for the flavor profile overall, it is not my cup of tea, but nonetheless it is a good cigar and I believe some would enjoy this offering of the Camacho Corojo. In my opinion, just stick with the classic Camacho Corojo over this Camacho Distillery Edition Corojo Toro.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Black Label Petite Corona BC

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Black Label Petite Corona BC

After smoking the Tatuaje Black Label Petite Corona BC, this cigar joins the ranks of Rothchild Maduro. Wonderfully Nicaraguan Criollo with great nasal clearing red/cayenne pepper spice, barnyard stank and meatiness. I can see myself smoking multiples of these in one sitting. Well worth the price point and tasting experience.

Team Cigar Review: Napa Cigar Society Perfecto

Team Cigar Review: Napa Cigar Society Perfecto

The Napa Cigar Society Perfecto was an overall good cigar. The cigar was highly earthy, providing rich soil. In combination with the earthiness were red pepper spice and a gentle sweet and creamy nuttiness. Although most of the cigar was enjoyable, I'm unsure it is $16 enjoyable. As such, this is a grab a couple to try recommendation.

Personal Cigar Review: Odyssey Maduro Robusto

Personal Cigar Review: Odyssey Maduro Robusto

The Odyssey Maduro Robusto started out fairly average, but once the char joined in the second third and continually increased, it knocked down the enjoyment a level the rest of the way. The cigar isn't going to win any value awards, but for a bundle cigar it works. If you smoke while doing other things and aren't focusing too much on the cigar, I don't see any reason why this wouldn't fit the bill.