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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: 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.

Team Cigar Review: Warped Chinchalle

Team Cigar Review: Warped Chinchalle

I was very excited to see how Warped would utilize non Aganorsa tobaccos. After smoking the Warped Chinchalle, it's honestly a big let down. This is basically everything I hate about a cigar: acrid, bitter and sharp. I sure hope it gets better from here. Given my lack of enjoyment, it can really only go up from here.

Team Cigar Review: Saga Short Tales Tomo VII Tales of the Land: Navarrete

Team Cigar Review: Saga Short Tales Tomo VII Tales of the Land: Navarrete

The Saga Short Tales Tomo VII Tales of the Land: Navarrete started out with some interesting flavor combinations, and lost much of the complexity by the second third. I did find the second and last thirds to be pleasant, albeit not overly complex. Given the price point to flavor delivery here, I'd be hesitant to return to this cigar as it didn't offer quite enough to keep me interested.

Team Cigar Review: Supreme Tobacco Bohekio Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Supreme Tobacco Bohekio Robusto

I am honestly not sure where I am with the Supreme Tobacco Bohekio Robusto. I need to smoke more. There is something about the Haitian tobacco that is funky. It seems light in many ways. There was also this quality to the tobacco that I get with some Dominican tobacco, but more often Cuban tobacco. I find it with island tobacco and I dig it.

Personal Cigar Review: Stallone Cowboy Series Zaino Broadleaf Robusto

Personal Cigar Review: Stallone Cowboy Series Zaino Broadleaf Robusto

If you're a fan of darker profiles with a bit of strength, the Stallone Cowboy Series Zaino Broadleaf Robusto might be right up your alley. For me, it was a bit too dry and linear from the second third on. I wouldn't see myself returning to this cigar all that often.

Team Cigar Review: Saint Luis Rey Carenas Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Saint Luis Rey Carenas Robusto

The first third of the Saint Luis Rey Carenas Robusto started out promising, with some flavors that became balanced about halfway through. The second and final thirds were quite linear, not offering up much in the way of complexity to keep me engaged. Given that the price point on the Carenas Robusto is fairly average for the marketplace, there isn't much about the flavor delivery that would interest me in coming back.

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Dominicana Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Dominicana Robusto

I really enjoyed the Davidoff Dominicana Robusto, and it is nice to see a cigar like this being made by Davidoff again. It is one of those Dominican focused cigars that are full in flavors and body, but not overly strong at the same time. There is balance to the cigar, and because of that, it is appealing to many smokers.

Team Cigar Review: Caldwell Blind Man's Bluff Maduro This is Trouble

Team Cigar Review: Caldwell Blind Man’s Bluff Maduro This is Trouble

The Caldwell Blind Man's Bluff Maduro This is Trouble kept me engaged through the first and second thirds with an interesting combination and balance of flavors. The draw and burn were fairly flawless. Based on this review experience I would add this cigar to the list of Caldwell releases I would happily smoke again.

Team Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo Short Run Retro 2021 Short Play

Team Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo Short Run Retro 2021 Short Play

This was a good cigar, and it was nice to see a blend like this from E.P. Carrillo again. The E.P. Carrillo Short Run Retro 2021 Short Play had nice flavors of spices, earth, wood, and the overall barnyard qualities were fantastic. It started off a little bit stronger than it finished, but I like when a cigar does that. Really was great to smoke an E.P. Carrillo Short Run offering with the original bands.