Cigar Reviews

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Clasico Número 6

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Clasico Número 6

The Joya de Nicaragua Clasico Número 6 had a bit more black pepper spice to it than most newly marketed Equadorian Connecticut shade wrapped cigars, in which I found it to be a pleasant surprise. I'm looking forward to smoking the remaining sizes in the lineup to especially gauge how much spice each vitola delivers.

Personal Cigar Review: JRE Aladino Elegante

Personal Cigar Review: JRE Aladino Elegante

I enjoyed the first third and then the rest of the JRE Aladino Elegante was fairly average. With a cigar of this length, I was hoping for a little more in terms of the composition of the flavor profile and transitions. I'd have no problem smoking more of these, but I'd probably lean towards a vitola in the line with a shorter length and larger ring gauge.

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Julius Caeser Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Julius Caeser Robusto

It's been a while since I've previously smoked this cigar (most likely 5+ years ago) but smoking it for review confirms my thoughts of it being a revered cigar. The flavor profile was dessert-like with some nice accented spice and wood. I look forward to smoking the next one way sooner than 5 years down the road.

Personal Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez New World Cameroon Double Robusto

Personal Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez New World Cameroon Double Robusto

The AJ Fernandez New World Cameroon Double Robusto brought more strength than I was expecting, but the fullness of flavor kept up. I felt like it was a prototypical AJ blend, really didn't showcase Cameroon at all and probably not something I'm eager to revisit.

Team Cigar Review: Hamlet 25th Year Salomon

Team Cigar Review: Hamlet 25th Year Salomon

The infamous Hamlet Salomon paired with a 25th year secondary band has a lot of clout. Therefore, coming into the Hamlet 25th Year Salomon, my expectations were high. Overall, the flavor profile was good with black pepper, cedar, rich nuttiness and cedar. But, with such a long smoking commitment, I expected more transitions and complex build-ups in which the cigar fell short.

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora 100 Años Belicoso

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora 100 Años Belicoso

Once in a while I come across a cigar in which I can't help but draw too frequently because I enjoy the flavors so immensely. When it comes to Dominican tobacco, if you're not looking towards a pricey Davidoff, this La Aurora 100 Años Belicoso is the one to go to.

Team Cigar Review: Ventura Archetype Curses Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Ventura Archetype Curses Robusto

The Ventura Archetype Curses Robusto is an overall strong example of a classic Connecticut Broadleaf blend. If you're looking for some satisfying Broadleaf flavors, and don't want to be blown out by strength, I'd pick up an Archetype Curses.

Team Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana Special Football Edition 2019

Team Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana Special Football Edition 2019

Overall, the La Flor Dominicana Special Football Edition 2019 was fairly average and not likely something I'd want to track down more of. The cigar was released for an event, and I suppose it would work for smoking during the game as it had a long smoking time. Paired with your favorite libation during the game may provide some nice enjoyment, but on it's own, I'd pass (and it would be an incompletion).