Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Mil Días Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Mil Días Corona Gorda

The Crowned Heads Mil Días Corona Gorda was not like any other Crowned Heads I've smoked in the past. It brought a unique combination of graham cracker and herbal notes, all well balanced under the medium strength mark. This isn't a cigar I would reach for all the time, but given the interesting and unique combination of flavors, I would smoke this when I was looking for a change of pace.

Team Cigar Review: HVC 500 Years Anniversary Selectos

Team Cigar Review: HVC 500 Years Anniversary Selectos

The HVC 500 Years Anniversary Selectos had some enjoyable complexity in the first third, and while I found the middle and last thirds to be pleasant, they lacked the same complexity that would elevate the experience to a good rating. For an anniversary cigar, I was anticipating more complexity, as HVC has managed to deliver on these type of releases in the past.

Team Cigar Review: HVC Hot Cake Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: HVC Hot Cake Corona Gorda

I really wish the start to the HVC Hot Cake Corona Gorda would have maintained itself throughout as we'd then be talking about a really special cigar. The price point is quite attractive and I'd be willing to come back to this just for what the first inch provided. Definitely something I'd recommend people check out.

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Official Misconduct Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Official Misconduct Corona Gorda

The Cubariqueño Protocol Official Misconduct Corona Gorda serves as an excellent anchor blend to the other cigars Protocol already released. Overall, the flavors were consistently good from start to finish, with enough complexity in each third to maintain my interest. The burn struggled at times, although it never seemed to impact the flavor experience.

Team Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Craft 2020

Team Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Craft 2020

The RoMa Craft Craft 2020 was the first in the Craft series I've had the opportunity to smoke, but based on the experience it will not be the last. The flavors were complex, balanced and kept my attention constantly through the entire smoking experience. Quality releases such as these are why RoMa Craft has such a strong following.

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate BOTL Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate BOTL Corona Gorda

With the Drew Estate BOTL Corona Gorda, the first third is the high water mark for flavor, and unfortunately the middle and last thirds provide a fairly linear and average flavor profile. There isn't anything here that grabbed my attention and I would gravitate towards a previous BOTL release.

Team Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Co. Bishops Blend 5 Year Anniversary Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Co. Bishops Blend 5 Year Anniversary Corona Gorda

The Black Label Trading Co. Bishops Blend 5 Year Anniversary Corona Gorda has a consistently good flavor profile from start to finish. The 5 Year Anniversary release seemed to be a bit of a departure from previous annual releases. This cigar will appeal to BLTC fans and the reduced strength and body should bring in a wider audience of cigar smokers.

Personal Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Copper Corona Gorda

Personal Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Copper Corona Gorda

The Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Copper Corona Gorda started fairly average and remained that way the whole time. It's possible that the tight draw muted the flavor a bit, but what was presented were some general flavors that can be found in any number of cigars. The price point is nice for this line and would lead me to being open to trying other vitolas to see how they smoke.

Personal Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Company Santa Muerte 2017 Corona Gorda

Personal Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Company Santa Muerte 2017 Corona Gorda

For those that are fans of what comes out of Fabrica Oveja Negra, they'll find something they recognize and can enjoy in the Black Label Trading Company Santa Muerte 2017 Corona Gorda. For me, the profile was a bit too linear and I would prefer a bit more complexity as I found the profile to lose my attention as it got into the second half.