The first and second thirds exhibited interesting flavor complexity. Notes of baking spices, cocoa, white pepper, cedar and creaminess made for an enjoyable experience and a rating of good. Overall, I enjoyed the Baka Bantu and would smoke it again.
If you have been a fan of the Cojonu release, you are going to love the Tatuaje Cojonú 2003 Series L and it is definitely a cigar you can smoke now and age. I know I am going to put a handful of these in my humidor to smoke when I want something pronounced and flavorful.
This is a perfect cigar for those that like this flavor and strength profile that are short on time. The price point is on the higher end for the size and smoking time, but for what it does produce I feel it's acceptable. I would have no problem recommending this to others.
The La Gloria Cubana Esteli Robusto is an interesting cigar with a flavor profile that has distinct evolution through each third. Reaching an overall flavor strength of medium-full at times, you're treated to earth, leather, toasted notes, spices, creme brulee, chocolate and baking spices.
The RoMa Craft CroMagnon Firecracker 2018 is my second experience with a Firecracker offering and they have both been positive. If you're a fan of the CroMangnon line, then smoking this is a no brainer, if you can still find them. For those that bought these, they are great shorter smokes that give you the profile you're accustomed to. I would have no problem smoking more of these.
The Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Mi Querida Firecracker was a short experience in time and good on flavor. If you're looking for some strength and darker flavors in a short smoking time, this is a great option and I could see smoking many more of these in the future.
The flavor is primarily centered around wood and carried some baking spice, black pepper and cream as accompanying notes. I'd recommend a larger vitola if you want to try the line, but this still provides an enjoyable experience.
If you were a fan of the old Cruzado releases, you will find this to be completely different and lacking that quality which you loved in the original Cruzado line. It just lacked that awesome sweet spice from the Criollo tobacco in the original blend.
The first third had a nice flavor combination including chocolate and then settled into a primarily woody profile. Strength was right around medium the entire way. This is a cigar that I would actually like to try in a longer vitola to see if the flavors have more time to build and transition.