Personal Review

Personal Cigar Review: El Septimo Gilgamesh Collection Sable Shamash

Personal Cigar Review: El Septimo Gilgamesh Collection Sable Shamash

The El Septimo Gilgamesh Collection Sable Shamash had an average flavor profile throughout. I'm sure bringing out the lighter a few times didn't help. Always interesting trying a new brand, but at the high price point, it's not something I'd return to. I do look forward to trying some of their other offerings though.

Personal Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro Toro

Personal Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro Toro

Overall, the flavor profile of the La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro Toro was pretty boring. A typical profile from the brand that didn't bring anything unique with the hybrid wrapper. The price point isn't anything crazy, but not something that I think brings value. Not a cigar I'd see myself coming back to.

Team Cigar Review: Asylum Arkham 52x6

Personal Cigar Review: Asylum Arkham 52×6

The Asylum Arkham 52x6 started well, but fell off as the chalkiness joined and the toast level increased. The final third dropped off as the char and bitterness joined. Overall, I don't see this as a cigar I'd return to as the final third took away from the positives of the first third. The price point is attractive, so it's an easy try to see what you think.

Personal Cigar Review: Diesel Sunday Gravy San Marzano

Personal Cigar Review: Diesel Sunday Gravy San Marzano

The Diesel Sunday Gravy San Marzano was about what I expected from the brand at this price point, a bundle type flavor profile. While the first third was average, it went downhill from there and isn't something that was all that enjoyable. If you're a Diesel fan or a bundle smoker, give it a try, but I can't see myself coming back to this.

Personal Cigar Review: Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Black Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Black Toro

The Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Black Toro performed like a number of cigars that I've smoked from General where the flavor profile seems a bit stale and the tobacco seems dull. Smoking a cigar with a Broadleaf wrapper, I would expect a bit more potency to the flavors and it just wasn't there. Definitely not something I see myself returning to.

Personal Cigar Review: VegaFina 1998 Vintage 1 VF 42L

Personal Cigar Review: VegaFina 1998 Vintage 1 VF 42L

The VegaFina 1998 Vintage 1 VF 42L was an average experience throughout as it was a bit dry based on the flavor components. With this being a non-U.S. release, I can see how the flavor/strength combination was setup, but it just wasn't all that exciting. This cigar definitely showed better than the VF 50 that was a U.S. release and we reviewed previously, but it's still not something I'd really see myself coming back to.

Personal Cigar Review: Crux Epicure Gordo

Personal Cigar Review: Crux Epicure Gordo

The Crux Epicure Gordo had a nice start with a good combination of flavors. From the second third on, the enjoyment level dropped down a notch as there were some transitions and the profile became a bit dry. If you're a Connecticut shade fan and like the bigger ring gauges, then this would be a cigar to try.

Personal Cigar Review: El Rey del Mundo Robusto OSC

Personal Cigar Review: El Rey del Mundo Robusto OSC

The El Rey del Mundo Robusto OSC has an attractive price point and is pretty serviceable through the first two thirds before becoming undesirable in the final third. For those that are budget smokers, this is a cigar to check out, just keep in mind that it might be something to put down after the second third.

Personal Cigar Review: Quorum Shade Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Quorum Shade Toro

For a bundle cigar, the Quorum Shade Toro did quite well. I would pin this towards the top of my list as a cigar for a new smoker as it does a great job of easing you in to the experience. While it's not something I would smoke often, it's definitely a good yard cigar and at the price point, it's really hard to do better.

Team Cigar Review: VegaFina Fortaleza 2 Capa 20

Personal Cigar Review: VegaFina Fortaleza 2 Capa 20

The VegaFina Fortaleza 2 Capa 20 is not a U.S. release, so I can see how the low strength, non-pepper profile would focus on Europe and other areas. It's just not a cigar that I found exciting and don't really see myself coming back to or recommending anyone to try to chase it down.