Personal Review

Personal Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo INCH Natural No. 60

Personal Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo INCH Natural No. 60

The E.P. Carrillo INCH Natural No. 60 had a flavor profile that was pretty linear with just a few changes. It was definitely a heavy oak and earth influence. I'd prefer a bit more to the flavor profile, but for those that are fans of the flavors I've described, you'll get a full dose of them here and find something you enjoy. The cigar is a very slow smoker, so there is some value there.

Team Cigar Review: Gurkha Treinta Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Gurkha Treinta Toro

The Gurkha Treinta Toro had some sneaky strength as I began feeling the nicotine a bit at the halfway point. As a cigar that is celebrating a big anniversary, it didn't show as something special. That, along with the high price point, doesn't really intrigue me to revisit this one.

Personal Cigar Review: Drew Estate Undercrown Shade Suprema

Personal Cigar Review: Drew Estate Undercrown Shade Suprema

The Drew Estate Undercrown Shade Suprema had a nice start, but went downhill in each third as some components dropped out and bitterness joined in. Past the first third, the profile is very traditional Connecticut shade with the dry and musty wood and bitterness. I likely won't return to this vitola as I would go back to the previous sizes, but if I'm in the mood for a unique size, I'll go after the Flying Pig.

Personal Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime M.X.S. Signature Tiago Splitter Robusto

Personal Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime M.X.S. Signature Tiago Splitter Robusto

The A.C.E. Prime M.X.S. Signature Tiago Splitter Robusto had a nice start but as the toast level increased and the vegetal note joined, it became average and maintained that level the rest of the way. I might smoke this again, but it's not something that I'll be in a hurry to do so. For fans of candelas, I would say give this a try as it performs very similarly.

Personal Cigar Review: Serino Vintage 2012 A

Personal Cigar Review: Serino Vintage 2012 A

The Serino Vintage 2012 A had a good start with a nice combination of flavors that worked well together, but by the second third, the profile became less dynamic and finished out with a fair amount of char. This is a commitment to smoke, and with the profile being average from the second third on, I don't think it provides enough of a good time to warrant that commitment.

Team Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut Divinos

Personal Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut Divinos

From what I recall, this E.P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut Divinos is one of the early Connecticut shades that was supposed to change how they were perceived. This is a good look back as the more recent Connecticuts are a drastic change from what this cigar provides. If you like traditional Connecticut shades but like a little more pepper, this is one to try if you haven't. The price point is also quite attractive.

Personal Cigar Review: Cuban Cigar Factory Benji Menendez Robusto

Personal Cigar Review: Cuban Cigar Factory Benji Menendez Robusto

The Cuban Cigar Factory Benji Menendez Robusto started on a down note with the burning paper and just went downhill from there. Having smoked both versions from this line, I have to say they are a failure. Putting two legends names on these cigars and then delivering these blends at a high price point has me scratching my head. I have no interest in smoking this again.

Personal Cigar Review: Odyssey Maduro Robusto

Personal Cigar Review: Odyssey Maduro Robusto

The Odyssey Maduro Robusto started out fairly average, but once the char joined in the second third and continually increased, it knocked down the enjoyment a level the rest of the way. The cigar isn't going to win any value awards, but for a bundle cigar it works. If you smoke while doing other things and aren't focusing too much on the cigar, I don't see any reason why this wouldn't fit the bill.

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Cigar Dojo Exclusive 2018

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Cigar Dojo Exclusive 2018

The Davidoff Cigar Dojo Exclusive 2018 had a nice start, although the intense black pepper was a bit surprising. After the first third, the profile became average and a typical Davidoff White Label experience. I didn't find much unique about this iteration, but there wasn't anything bad about it. If you're a fan of Davidoff White Labels, you're sure to find something you'll like here.

Personal Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes Maduro Toro

Personal Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes Maduro Toro

The AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes Maduro Toro was a solid smoke and a cigar that fit into some classic stereotypes. It was a Maduro that was dark, rich and strong. The cigar smoked at a full level from beginning to end and the flavors paired perfectly with the body and strength. Finished with beautiful artwork on the bands, this is a great release for AJ.