Personal Review

Team Cigar Review: Crux Limitada The Show 2020

Personal Cigar Review: Crux Limitada The Show 2020

While this Crux Limitada The Show 2020 doesn't live up to the 2016 release, it's still a serviceable cigar. I'm not sure I'd come back to this one all that often, but might on occasion. I look forward to future iterations of this blend.

Personal Cigar Review: Solitaro The Hook Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Solitaro The Hook Toro

It's always fun trying something from a new brand to see what may come about, but with this Solitaro The Hook Toro, it was a fairly average experience that ended on a bit of a down note. I don't see myself returning this cigar, but would be interested to see what future releases may come from the brand.

Team Cigar Review: Protocol John Doe 2.0

Team Cigar Review: Protocol John Doe 2.0

The Protocol John Doe 2.0 keeps at the same level that I've found the brands limited releases to perform at which is not up to par with the core lines. For those that like this style of cigar, it will probably work for them, but I don't see myself returning to this one.

Personal Cigar Review: ACID 20 Toro

Personal Cigar Review: ACID 20 Toro

The ACID 20 Toro had a simple core profile most of the way and dropped down a bit in the final third as the char built up and some bitterness joined in. For non-infused smokers, I would still stay that the ACID 20 is the most approachable ACID. Other than the sweetened head, the cigar smokes as non-infused. The price is also fairly attractive.

Team Cigar Review: J.C. Newman Havana Q Double Toro

Personal Cigar Review: J.C. Newman Havana Q Double Toro

For a bundle cigar, the J.C. Newman Havana Q Double Toro is serviceable, but it's not really the profile I prefer and I wouldn't see myself coming back to this unless I just wanted to light something up while doing something else.

Personal Cigar Review: Highclere Castle Robusto

Personal Cigar Review: Highclere Castle Robusto

My issue with the Highclere Castle Robusto is the dryness and bitterness as the cigar evolves. These components just degrade the flavor profile and make it a bit unpleasant. While I found this vitola to smoke slightly better than the Toro, it's just not something I see myself coming back to.

Personal Cigar Review: Fonseca by My Father Cosacos

Personal Cigar Review: Fonseca by My Father Cosacos

Initially when planning to review this cigar, the Fonseca by My Father Cosacos was the one I was the most interested in, but in smoking this and the Cedros, I found the Cedros to perform better. I don't see myself coming back to this vitola, but might be interested in checking out others to see if they perform more like the Cedros or if there is an even better vitola in the line.

Personal Cigar Review: Deadwood Leather Rose

Personal Cigar Review: Deadwood Leather Rose

The Deadwood Leather Rose just gave the flavor from the wrapper at the beginning and once that mellowed, the flavors from the actual tobacco weren't that great. For the audience this is geared towards, it probably works as they may not be smoking the whole thing and the flavoring gives a possible non-smoker something to enjoy while they're puffing on a cigar.

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff 702 Series No. 2

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff 702 Series No. 2

The Davidoff 702 Series No. 2 had an interesting orange oil note that I don't recall getting before, but overall the profile wasn't that pleasurable. The combination of the toasted wood and orange oil was a bit aggressive and with some dryness and then the bitterness later, it wasn't ever able to create a balanced profile.

Personal Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo Selección Oscuro Especial No. 6

Personal Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo Selección Oscuro Especial No. 6

It just seemed that the E.P. Carrillo Selección Oscuro Especial No. 6 ran out of gas in the second third and couldn't maintain the enjoyable profile being produced prior. The price point is very attractive, so the cigar is an easy recommend to try one to see what you think, but I don't really see myself returning to this one on any sort of regular basis.