Belicoso

Team Cigar Review: Padrón 1926 Serie Natural No. 2

Personal Cigar Review: Padrón 1926 Serie Natural No. 2

I know a lot of smokers clamor over this line, but to me, after I get through the initial flavor and complexity of the first third, the profile falls off a bit and becomes mundane and heavy. With the high price point and the lack of ongoing interest it provides, I don't see myself coming back to the Padrón 1926 Serie Natural No. 2 on a regular basis.

Team Cigar Review: AVO Classic Belicoso

Team Cigar Review: AVO Classic Belicoso

I am not one of those guys that is crazy about the Avo Classic line. However, the AVO Classic Belicoso is lightyears better than the other vitolas in the line and I would revisit quite frequently. There is complexity, depth and transitioning throughout. Great to see them bring back this cigar, even if it is for a short time.

Personal Cigar Review: Ashton Cabinet Selection Belicoso

Personal Cigar Review: Ashton Cabinet Selection Belicoso

This is a very light strength cigar with a mild set of flavors. To me, the goal of the Ashton Cabinet Selection Belicoso is just to try not to offend the palate of the light strength smoker and provide perfect construction, and other than the burning paper note, which likely wouldn't turn off these types of smokers, I think it accomplishes that goal.

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Firethorn Augusta

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Firethorn Augusta

The Southern Draw Firethorn Augusta was overall an enjoyable cigar, with the tannins in the last third serving as a distraction from an otherwise balanced profile. Construction was good, with one re-light required during the review, and a perfect draw. Like almost everything from Southern Draw, I would smoke another Firethorn Augusta if I saw it on the shelf.

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Tampa FSG

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Tampa FSG

The Davidoff Tampa FSG had a nice start with the flavor components jockeying for position. By the second third, the experience became average and maintained that level the rest of the way. I really enjoy trying different blends that utilize the FSG tobacco. It's not my favorite blend utilizing the tobacco, but it was unique.

Southern Draw Kudzu Lustrum

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Kudzu Lustrum

The Southern Draw Kudzu Lustrum started like a wild horse out of the barn, with flavor intensity that didn't seem like it was going to settle down. But it did settle down and became balanced and nuanced. Overall, I found the experience to be enjoyable, and I would be happy to smoke another Kudzu Lustrum in the future.

Team Cigar Review: Warped Flor del Valle Seleccion de Valle

Team Cigar Review: Warped Flor del Valle Seleccion de Valle

The Warped Flor del Valle Seleccion de Valle was an overall average experience. The first third was good, giving it a quintessential Aganorsa style of Corojo goodness. But past that mark, the profile really deteriorated the further I got into the cigar. A gradual decline as sharpness and unrefined harshness took over the softer notes. In my opinion, definitely stick to the other vitolas within the Flor del Valle line.

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora 100 Años Belicoso

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora 100 Años Belicoso

Once in a while I come across a cigar in which I can't help but draw too frequently because I enjoy the flavors so immensely. When it comes to Dominican tobacco, if you're not looking towards a pricey Davidoff, this La Aurora 100 Años Belicoso is the one to go to.

Team Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Panamericana Belicoso Fino

Team Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Panamericana Belicoso Fino

The Nat Sherman Timeless Panamericana Belicoso Fino delivered some straight forward (nuts, cedar, minerals) and unique notes (barnyard and milk cream mixture). All in all, this was a good representation of a mild cigar and some fairly easy, good identifiable flavors. A good start for me in being introduced to this brand.