Cigar Reviews

Team Cigar Review: Warped La Hacienda First Growth

Team Cigar Review: Warped La Hacienda First Growth

The Warped La Hacienda First Growth showed some interesting characteristics in the first third, combining spices, bread, cedar and chocolate. The flavor profile seemed to lose much of its complexity into the second third, becoming wood forward for most of the last half of the cigar. As it is, there are other excellent Warped offerings I would rather gravitate towards.

Personal Cigar Review: ACID 20 Toro

Personal Cigar Review: ACID 20 Toro

The ACID 20 Toro had a simple core profile most of the way and dropped down a bit in the final third as the char built up and some bitterness joined in. For non-infused smokers, I would still stay that the ACID 20 is the most approachable ACID. Other than the sweetened head, the cigar smokes as non-infused. The price is also fairly attractive.

Team Cigar Review: ATL Magic

Team Cigar Review: ATL Magic

The ATL Magic was an average cigar, but enjoyable. It lost a little bit of that pop from the first third, but there was never this amazing start followed by a dramatic drop and awful finish. It was an average Mexican San Andres offering at a nice price point with great construction. It falls into that softer Mexican offering category on the market, and that is not typically my cup of tea.

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads CHC Serie E 5150

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads CHC Serie E 5150

The Crowned Heads CHC Serie E 5150 delivered a spicy and flavorful medium-full bodied experience through the review. The most interesting combinations came through in the first and second thirds, with the last third pleasant, but lacking the same complexity. I would smoke this again, especially to see if the flavor improved assuming no burn issues.

Team Cigar Review: J.C. Newman Havana Q Double Toro

Personal Cigar Review: J.C. Newman Havana Q Double Toro

For a bundle cigar, the J.C. Newman Havana Q Double Toro is serviceable, but it's not really the profile I prefer and I wouldn't see myself coming back to this unless I just wanted to light something up while doing something else.

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Chefs Edition 2021

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Chefs Edition 2021

For being high priced at $39 and especially bearing the Davidoff brand name, the Davidoff Chefs Edition 2021 was a disappointment. The astringent leather stayed on my palate hours after smoking the cigar. Not even food helped the matter. I know Davidoff can and should do better than this. I will not be back for more.

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Disciple Bala

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Disciple Bala

The Rocky Patel Disciple Bala delivers quite the visual spectacle for the pre-light, and there is a time through the first third where the cigar shows promise, unfortunately the dark and earthy nature of the profile just becomes palate fatiguing for the remainder of the review. Although I do really enjoy full bodied cigars, the Bala seemed to provide strength at the expense of flavor complexity.

Team Cigar Review: Gurkha Real Toro

Team Cigar Review: Gurkha Real Toro

The Gurkha Real Toro was a pleasant, albeit fairly average flavor experience throughout. The last third was unbalanced and did detract somewhat. The profile is quite light, and certainly fits for a more classic Connecticut profile, so would appeal to cigar smokers who only smoke in the lighter end of the spectrum. For me, this cigar didn't do enough to differentiate from the other Connecticut offerings in the market.

Team Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime Fiat Lux Insight

Team Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime Fiat Lux Insight

The A.C.E. Prime Fiat Lux Insight was a slimmer ring gauge packed tight with flavors. The flavor in itself was full, giving a spicy dose of oily red pepper spice, followed by leather, minerals and thick creaminess off dried nuts. The one thing I noticed is, you have to watch the intensity of draws. Draw too fast, and you'll quickly get unwanted char and bitterness. Great showing, I'll be back for more.

Team Cigar Review: Toscano Nobile

Team Cigar Review: Toscano Nobile

The words I would use to describe the Toscano Nobile would be pleasant, restrained and approachable. I've smoked Toscano cigars in the past and found the fire cured tobacco to be very intense on my palate, to the point of fatigue. The Nobile on the other hand, managed to combine fire cured tobacco and other flavors in a way where fire cured didn't dominate the profile.