Personal Review

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Selección 702 Limited Edition

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Selección 702 Limited Edition

The Davidoff Selección 702 Limited Edition is an enjoyable cigar with a very nice flavor profile from start to finish. This is a flavor focused cigar, it's not about the strength or body, and while there is not a lot of transitioning from start to finish there is some transitioning present.

Personal Beer Review: Dieu du Ciel! Rigor Mortis

Personal Beer Review: Dieu du Ciel! Rigor Mortis

The Dieu du Ciel! Rigor Mortis is good, but the booze forward nature of the tasting holds it back from being elevated to a higher score. I found it challenging to move past that boozy character and find nuances or other flavors that made it stand out from the pack.

Personal Cigar Review: Black Works Studio Killer Bee Lonsdale

Personal Cigar Review: Black Works Studio Killer Bee Lonsdale

While the Killer Bee Lonsdale is exclusively an event only offering, the flavor profile and strength levels fall neatly into the medium to medium plus category. If you're attending a Black Label Trading Company / Black Works Studio event, you would do well to pick up a few of these to try out for yourself.

Personal Cigar Review: My Father Limited Edition 2011

Personal Cigar Review: My Father Limited Edition 2011

If you're a fan of My Father, this cigar is one that continues to fit into the portfolio nicely. While it probably isn't possible to find any more of these in shops, I'm sure some are still kicking around on the secondary market. It's one I wouldn't mind smoking again as I have a couple more sitting in the humidor.

Personal Beer Review: Modern Times Black House

Personal Beer Review: Modern Times Black House

The Modern Times Black House was an enjoyable coffee stout. The use of 75% Ethiopian and 25% Sumatran gives it a coffee profile that stands out from the average coffee stout on the market, at an ABV that isn't overpowering.

Personal Cigar Review: Ramón Allones Specially Selected

Personal Cigar Review: Ramón Allones Specially Selected

Despite draw and construction issues, the Ramón Allones Specially Selected delivered the typical flavor profile that I have come to expect and enjoy. There is a touch more espresso in this box than I remember from previous years. Overall, I'm glad I picked up the box and I'm sure I will work through it far faster than I should.

Personal Beer Review: Põhjala Jõuluöö

Personal Beer Review: Põhjala Jõuluöö

Overall, I found the Põhjala Jõuluöö a very good beer. A satisfying example of an oak aged stout. I would love to see a release example at 10% ABV or above to see how far they could push the flavor profile.

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Gusto

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Gusto

The Davidoff Gusto delivers what I love about Ecuadorian Sumatra offerings and while it is limited and pricey, it is deserving on all fronts. If you have not yet smoked them, and you can get them, I highly recommend you pick them up. If there were more Ecuadorian Sumatra offerings on the market like this, I would be a happy man!

Personal Cigar Review: Camacho Candela

Personal Cigar Review: Camacho Candela

The Camacho Candela delivers those candela qualities while at the same time shows some peppery and earthy qualities. It had guts, and that is what you need with a candela wrapper to make it successful.