Personal Review

Personal Cigar Review: 1502 XO Toro

Personal Cigar Review: 1502 XO Toro

The 1502 XO Toro is a tasty cigar with a medium-full strength profile that is hidden under the balanced flavors of cocoa and spice.

Personal Beer Review: Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Latte

Personal Beer Review: Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Latte

The Peanut Butter Latte is by far the most sessionable of the Belching Beaver Peanut Butter series. The flavors aren't as bold or palate assailing as the other two styles I've tried. Although the beer rated lower overall, I would rather have two of the Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Lattes back to back in a social setting.

Personal Cigar Review: Cattle Baron Stockyard’s

Personal Cigar Review: Cattle Baron Stockyard’s

I found the Cattle Baron Stockyard’s to offer a pretty nice flavor profile and one that maintained itself throughout and didn't really drop off in the final third like so many cigars do. Strength was medium and below the whole way, so if you're a fan of lower strength and fuller flavors, then this is a cigar to track down as you may find a new cigar to add to your rotation.

Personal Cigar Review: Warfighter 5.56 Field Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Warfighter 5.56 Field Toro

The Warfighter 5.56 Field Toro is enjoyable, even though it doesn't carry the great complexity from the first two thirds into the last third. It's a Connecticut Shade cigar that doesn't feature aggressive spice, or overly intense flavors. The 5.56 Field would be an excellent choice for the mild to medium cigar smoker.

Personal Beer Review: The Dandy Brewing Company My Boy Lollipop

Personal Beer Review: The Dandy Brewing Company My Boy Lollipop

The Dandy Brewing Company My Boy Lollipop is such a funky beer and the flavor combinations are a refreshing change from any beer I've had in the past. Sweet, sour and then an interesting toasted barley finish that hits you out of nowhere.

Personal Cigar Review: Illusione Haut 10 Gordo

Personal Cigar Review: Illusione Haut 10 Gordo

The flavor profile of the Illusione Haut 10 Gordo really declines past the first third, you could make the case for the second third and it just lacked an enjoyable smoking experience. To say I was incredibly disappointed would be accurate and for an Illusione release, I would say it is a bust.

Personal Beer Review: Ballast Point Indra Kunindra

Personal Beer Review: Ballast Point Indra Kunindra

The Ballast Point Indra Kunindra is a funky beer but does end up being interesting. The flavor combinations are unique, but most of the measurable components are out of balance, leading to a fairly average experience overall.

Personal Cigar Review: RoMa Craft CRAFT 2018

Personal Cigar Review: RoMa Craft CRAFT 2018

The reduction of the ring gauge as the RoMa Craft CRAFT 2018 went along definitely took me through a journey of flavor concentration. I felt like the second third was the best representation of flavors as it combined the best of the wood, mustiness, earthiness and vegetal notes.

Personal Cigar Review: La Aurora 1903 Edition Maduro Corona

Personal Cigar Review: La Aurora 1903 Edition Maduro Corona

The flavor profile of the La Aurora 1903 Edition Maduro Corona was fairly average throughout. It started with some complexity around dark wood, earth, baking spice and dark chocolate and then became focused around the wood and earth as it progressed. For those that are fans of Ariparaca, they might find something they really enjoy here.