Personal Review

Trinidad Espiritu No. 3 Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Trinidad Espiritu No. 3 Toro

The Trinidad Espiritu No. 3 Toro started with melt your face off black pepper, but mellowed through the first third and was pretty average through the first two thirds. The final third took a step down as the toasted cedar became heavy and some wood bitterness joined in. Not a cigar I'd likely come back to as the flavor profile didn't show much balance or excitement.

Angel Cuesta Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Angel Cuesta Toro

The Angel Cuesta Toro started well, with a classic flavor profile. From the second third on, the profile was average, with the final third kind of teetering on being good. This is a slight step down from the Salomones vitola, possibly due to the burn issues. The flavor profile is unique and I like it when it's on, the price point just doesn't do it for me, especially with the burn issues I've experienced in the two vitolas I've smoked.

O.M. Cigar Essential Blend No. 2 Robusto XL

Personal Cigar Review: O.M. Cigar Essential Blend No. 2 Robusto XL

The O.M. Cigar Essential Blend No. 2 Robusto XL had an average flavor profile throughout. Some interesting flavors, but nothing that created an intriguing profile. The burn issues, along with the tight draw, made for a bit of an issue throughout. Not a cigar I'd see myself returning to.

Saga Solaz Corona

Personal Cigar Review: Saga Solaz Corona

The Saga Solaz Corona started well, with a nice combination of flavors, but as the black pepper gained a tinny note in the second third, the flavor profile dropped down a level and maintained that the rest of the way. I wouldn't see myself coming back to this all that often, but it's a pretty effortless smoke with a serviceable flavor profile and I could see people gravitating towards it.

Cuesta-Rey Centenario Natural No. 60

Personal Cigar Review: Cuesta-Rey Centenario Natural No. 60

The Cuesta-Rey Centenario Natural No. 60 had a nice start, with a good combination of flavors and a smooth delivery. Things took a step down in the second third as the black pepper departed and maintained that level the rest of the way. The price point is attractive, so I could see coming back from time to time, but it's not a cigar where I'd sit down to focus on flavors, but more of something I'd smoke as part of a pairing or while doing other activities.

Punch Spring Roll

Personal Cigar Review: Punch Spring Roll

The Punch Spring Roll had an average flavor profile throughout, but it felt like there was a good flavor profile hiding in there, the staleness just kind of held it back. I've experienced this with other cigars from STG and I'm not sure if it's older tobacco or what causes this. The price point is low, so it's an easy try, but it's just not something I really see myself coming back to.

Illusione Gigantes Connecticut

Personal Cigar Review: Illusione Gigantes Connecticut

The Illusione Gigantes Connecticut had a fairly average profile throughout, with nothing really exciting going on. The price point is attractive for how much cigar you get, but if the burn issues would subside, it might be something to smoke while you're focused elsewhere.

Chillin' Moose Shady Moose Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Chillin’ Moose Shady Moose Toro

The Chillin' Moose Shady Moose Toro started with an average flavor profile focused around toasted cedar, earth and light wood bitterness. From the second third on, the profile took a step down as the wood bitterness crept up throughout the rest of the smoking experience. The cigar is a serviceable budget smoke, but not something I'd see myself coming back to with any regularity. Something to smoke when you're focused on something else as it technically performs well, but you're not looking for something that's flavor first.

Camacho Factory Unleashed 3

Personal Cigar Review: Camacho Factory Unleashed 3

The Camacho Factory Unleashed 3 started well, with a fair amount of transitioning. From the second third on, the flavor profile was average as some components dropped out and the combination wasn't as exciting. This is probably the best of the Factory Unleashed series in my opinion. While it's not something I'd come back to that frequently, the lower price point does make it worthwhile to come back to from time to time.

Macanudo Gold Label Golden Nugget

Personal Cigar Review: Macanudo Gold Label Golden Nugget

The Macanudo Gold Label Golden Nugget had an average flavor profile throughout. Pretty typical Connecticut shade profile with the light bitterness mixed in. This cigar isn't my preferred format, and in combination with the flavor profile I experienced, not something I'd see myself really coming back to.