Personal Review

Personal Cigar Review: Henry Clay War Hawk Corona

Personal Cigar Review: Henry Clay War Hawk Corona

The Henry Clay War Hawk Corona was a very enjoyable cigar and one of my favorite Ecuadorian Connecticut offerings this year. I love the use of the Broadleaf binder and the Honduran tobacco in the filler. The cigar has a great price and winning qualities.

Personal Spirit Review: Elijah Craig Single Barrel 18 Year

Personal Spirit Review: Elijah Craig Single Barrel 18 Year

The Elijah Craig Single Barrel 18 Year is one of the epitomes of flavor and balance. And to do this with such an old whiskey makes it that much harder and brings a wow factor. Heaven Hill knocked this one out of the park proofing it down just right to 90 proof.

Personal Beer Review: 2 Crows All In

Personal Beer Review: 2 Crows All In

I found the 2 Crows All In to be an enjoyable and sessionable Saison that wasn't too intense on any of the flavor components. I would categorize this as a training wheels Saison for people who struggle to get into the funky side of beer styles.

Personal Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Company Shere Khan

Personal Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Company Shere Khan

I'd have no problem smoking this again, but doubt I'll be able to get my hands on another one. The profile of a rare cigar like this should make you want to go back to it which the Black Label Trading Company Shere Khan achieved. Try it if you can find it.

Personal Beer Review: Boombox Midnight Train (Batch 2)

Personal Beer Review: Boombox Midnight Train (Batch 2)

What's not to like on the Boombox Midnight Train (Batch 2)? Big coffee notes and subdued chocolate nibs and sweetness deliver satisfying and consistent flavors through the taste experience. I wouldn't hesitate to pick this up if I saw them on the shelf.

Personal Cigar Review: Shore Thing Exclusive by Crowned Heads

Personal Cigar Review: Shore Thing Exclusive by Crowned Heads

Overall, the profile of the Shore Thing Exclusive by Crowned Heads was average, even with its uniqueness. The price point is quite high, but for a store exclusive, I can understand some reasoning to it, I just don't feel the experience earns it. If you're a Crowned Heads fan and have a chance to grab one, you should go for it, but it won't drive me to seek more out.

Personal Beer Review: Omnipollo / Brewdog I Wanna Be Your Dog

Personal Beer Review: Omnipollo / BrewDog I Wanna Be Your Dog

Are you looking for an Imperial Stout to smack your palate around and take you to flavortown? You should probably pour yourself an Omnipollo / BrewDog I Wanna Be Your Dog. Although the balance is completely blown out by enormous flavors of chocolate, espresso, vanilla and barrel influence, this is as Imperial as it gets.

Personal Spirit Review: Springbank 15 Year Old

Personal Spirit Review: Springbank 15 Year Old

After years of enjoying Springbank in a good variety of the aged expressions (10, 15, 18, 21), the Springbank 15 Year Old continues to be the best valued. The only gripe I have about the 15 year is the lack of a complex finish. With all that said, this is a no brainer of a pick up.

Personal Beer Review: Beau's All Natural The Tom Green Beer

Personal Beer Review: Beau’s All Natural The Tom Green Beer

The Beau's All Natural The Tom Green Beer is one to be enjoyed fresh. This time around the flavors are enjoyable and there is much more going on with both the flavor and the finish. The beer is still very well balanced. If you're looking for a milk stout that isn't bold and in your face, but still delivers subtle nuances of flavor and a great mouthfeel, this might be the beer for you.