The Davidoff Luke Bryan was a very pleasurable smoking experience. Not only did it deliver great balance, the profile was also transitional. Even with such a high price point, it is well worth experiencing for yourself.
The Cornelius & Anthony The Gent Robusto is a fantastic smoke that showed a lot of growth from start to finish in terms of strength and body. It continuously delivered an amazing amount of flavors, and was complex from start to finish. The depth and transitioning was fantastic as well and it is difficult to find the faults in this cigar.
Overall, the Aganorsa Leaf Signature Series Robusto was an average experience as the cigar dropped in enjoyment as it went along. I was hoping for something a bit more special from this line but it didn't materialize. For those that are fans of Aganorsa tobacco, it's worth a try to see what your thoughts are.
The Alec Bradley Magic Toast Robusto brings the spiciness of the Black Market with nuances and flavor complexity that last all the way to the nub. Once the initial spice intensity fades, the cigar establishes a sweet and chocolate profile.
This is no doubt quality Honduran Corojo. I enjoyed the slick and oiliness of the profile a lot with the minerals, baking spices, non-sweetened cream and nuts. I would smoke the JRE Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto again without a doubt.
The Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII Robusto is a proper Mexican San Andres. This wrapper has a tendency to be too earth dominant for me. But Crowned Heads did a great job of tapering the earth with some tasty notes of cherry cordials and creamy bread. That and the evolving spice led to an experience that was enjoyable from first draw to the last.
The price point on the Southern Draw 300 Manos Habano Petit Edmundo is attractive and I could see this being quite popular as the flavor profile would appeal to a large number of smokers. I'd have no problem smoking more of these in the future.
The San Pedro de Macorís Ecuador Robusto is really an enjoyable Connecticut and one of my favorite new Ecuadorian Connecticut offerings. It has a nice flavor profile that is fairly complex and while it is not showing a lot of transitioning from start to finish, it does have some depth to it.
The profile on the Blind Faith by Alec & Bradley Robusto is more nuanced and subtle than many other offerings from their portfolio. The blend seems focused on sweetness, chocolate and cedar, leaving the spices and pepper to serve as accent notes. The strength was largely medium throughout with the flavors approaching medium-full at times.
The Ventura Archetype Crystals Robusto delivers a light-plus strength, and medium complexity flavor experience. A desert-centric combination of baking spices and cocoa, with some cedar to bring it all together.