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La Gloria Cubana Serie S Maduro Robusto Gordo

Personal Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana Serie S Maduro Robusto Gordo

The La Gloria Cubana Serie S Maduro Robusto Gordo had a promising start in the first third, with interesting flavor combinations that kept me engaged. As the cigar continued, each third seemed to step down in balance and flavor combinations leading to a disappointing last third. I'm glad I had the opportunity to review the La Gloria Cubana Serie S Maduro Robusto Gordo, but based on the flavor delivery, this isn't something I"d return to.

Somm Rioja Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Somm Rioja Robusto

The first third had a good showing of fuller flavors in pepper, hay, cream, nuts and construction paper. However, as the second progressed, staleness overtook the profile and the flavors became less distinct. With all that said, this Somm Rioja Robusto is a pass for me.

Rocky Patel Dark Star Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Dark Star Robusto

Hey, this Honduran Corojo is purdy good. It has that nice pepper spice through the nostrils, but the accompanying depth of stone fruit and mixed nuts wraps it up very well. I wasn't a big fan of the stale cedar in general, but for the majority of the cigar it was tampered quite well. No doubt will be happy to smoke this Rocky Patel Dark Star Robusto again.

Perdomo 30th Anniversary Connecticut Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Perdomo 30th Anniversary Connecticut Robusto

The Perdomo 30th Anniversary Connecticut Robusto had a nice flavor profile through the first two thirds with good balance and flavor delivery. The final third dropped a level as some wood bitterness joined in and the black pepper became very light. This is a pretty nice Connecticut shade offering and definitely a step up from the Maduro for me. The price point is attractive and I'd be interested in trying some of the other vitolas.

Alfonso Gran Selección Estelares

Team Cigar Review: Alfonso Gran Selección Estelares

Elegant, balanced and luxurious would be the three main words to describe this Alfonso Gran Selección Estelares. All the flavors were equivalent to some of the best buttery pastries I've had, with cedar (may sound weird, but it's awesome). The only minor gripes I have are I wish the cigar at times had deeper flavors and more transitions, as the lulls become a bit disengaging. But all in all, a pleasure to smoke.

Joya de Nicaragua Cinco de Cinco Robusto Gordo

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Cinco de Cinco Robusto Gordo

I enjoyed the Joya de Nicaragua Cinco de Cinco Robusto Gordo, and have enjoyed all the releases in the Obras Maestras portfolio. I would not say this is my favorite, but it is definitely a nice Mexican release and solid medium-full maduro offering. One of the better Mexican releases of late as well. I do appreciate that Joya has kept things different with each of these releases. I look forward to 60 years.

Perdomo 30th Anniversary Maduro Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Perdomo 30th Anniversary Maduro Robusto

The Perdomo 30th Anniversary Maduro Robusto delivered a consistent flavor experience and built up from medium strength to reach full strength by the halfway point. I enjoyed the profile, and was a bit surprised by the strength as someone who is used to smoking fuller strength and full bodied cigars. Given the anniversary nature of the cigar, the price point is very affordable.

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.

Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich 55

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich 55

The Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich 55 is unquestionably a more full bodied Espinosa cigar, but it still manages to deliver flavor nuances and some subtlety at times. The last third started out well, but became earth forward as it progressed. Despite being a larger format cigar, I thought it delivered well on flavors and the price point is in line with the current cigar market. I'd happily smoke another one of these again.

RoMa Craft Intemperance Volstead VO 1920 Noble Experiment

Team Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Intemperance Volstead VO 1920 Noble Experiment

I was caught off guard by the flavor profile with this RoMa Craft Intemperance Volstead VO 1920 Noble Experiment, and I will be honest in saying that I did not think Skip had a blend of this nature in him. I'm a dick, but I will admit I was wrong. This was a balanced cigar, and a solid medium in strength and body. I loved the diversity of the tobacco in the blend, and it all came together to produce a uniform profile.