Cigar Reviews

Team Cigar Review: Diplomáticos Norteños Edición Regional Canadá 2018

Team Cigar Review: Diplomáticos Norteños Edición Regional Canadá 2018

The Diplomáticos Norteños Edición Regional Canadá 2018 was a great release under the brand and a terrific regional for Canada. I would definitely buy a box of these, smoking some now and aging the rest. I loved the flavor profile, it was always balanced and the flavors played off of one another perfectly.

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Cigar Smoking World Championship Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Cigar Smoking World Championship Robusto

The Rocky Patel Cigar Smoking World Championship Robusto was a fairly average flavor profile overall, with the most interesting components coming in the first third. Notes of cedar, powdered cocoa, baking spices and graham cracker. For a cigar that is built around slow smoking, I found the smoking time to be a stretch to make the 1 hour and 30 minute mark.

Team Cigar Review: Macanudo Inspirado Palladium Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Macanudo Inspirado Palladium Robusto

The Macanudo Inspirado Palladium Robusto was an enjoyable and pleasant smoking experience. Although, the final third didn't have the same levels of complexity present in the first two thirds. Overall, the strength never seemed to climb above medium minus and I feel like this cigar could appeal to a broad range of cigar smokers.

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Delirium

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Delirium

Diesel Delirium is a powerful cigar. One of the most powerful cigars I have had this year, and the most powerful of the Diesel releases I have smoked, it is a full strength and body cigar that comes with matching flavors. If you are looking for a beast of a cigar, I suggest picking one of these up and then waiting for the sweet spot at the finish.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje TAA 2020

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje TAA 2020

The Tatuaje TAA 2020 is an enjoyable release with a complex flavor combination of baked goods. The strength settles roughly around the medium mark and I never found my palate overwhelmed. I think Tatuaje fans will be happy with this release and with the approachable profile should bring in other cigar smokers to the brand as well.

Team Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana TAA 50 Segunda Edición Maduro

Team Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana TAA 50 Segunda Edición Maduro

Nice flavors in the La Flor Dominicana TAA 50 Segunda Edición Maduro. Good dry cocoa and cedar up front with second tier flavors showing leather, nuts and hay. I'm still a bit surprised how mild it is for an LFD (and I like it). The medium strength and body complimented the flavors well. This one I'll smoke again.

Team Cigar Review: Cohiba Royale Toro Royale

Team Cigar Review: Cohiba Royale Toro Royale

I loved the flavor profile on the Cohiba Royale Toro Royale and Cohiba has been making some great cigars lately. They're expensive, but tasty. It is possible that Cohiba finally made a cigar worth the price, but its past has hurt in justifying pricier Cohibas.

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Polpetta

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Polpetta

A wolf in sheep's clothing. The Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Polpetta, a fairly unassuming 4x48, but once you get to smoking it, the heavy handed strength, chewy and viscous body lets you quickly know it means business. But it's not just full body and strength without good flavors. I think it's worth going to the events to seek out a few of these.

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Number 6 Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Number 6 Robusto

The Rocky Patel Number 6 Robusto reinforces my experience that cigars comprised largely of Honduran tobacco are either amazing or lackluster. For me, the flavor profile started out promising in the first third, and then fell to average and fairly forgettable for the remainder of the smoking experience.

Team Cigar Review: Tabak Especial Dulce Gordito

Team Cigar Review: Tabak Especial Dulce Gordito

The Tabak Especial Dulce Gordito was enjoyable, with the first third exhibiting most of the complexities of the non-traditional coffee and cream flavors. The second and last third exhibited more of the traits of a traditional Connecticut Shade blend. The Gordito is going to be a good choice for someone looking for a significantly longer smoking time.