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Team Cigar Review: El Artista Big Papi Firecracker

Team Cigar Review: El Artista Big Papi Firecracker

The El Artista Big Papi Firecracker had an average and very linear flavor profile throughout, which could be expected with its short length. To me, this size doesn't present the best of what the line can offer and I'd prefer one of the regular production vitolas when it comes to this line. Fun to smoke it in this size, but I don't see myself returning.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Cohete Capa Especial

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Cohete Capa Especial

Sometimes you don't need to write three paragraphs of flavor descriptions, and such is the case with the Tatuaje Cohete Capa Especial. Delivering interesting and engaging flavors through the first and second thirds, it was pleasant through the last third but without the same level of flavor balance. I'll happily pick more of these up.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Cohete Reserva

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Cohete Reserva

This Tatuaje Cohete Reserva was a great little blast of Broadleaf. Shots of espresso with cojones. I loved the size and flavor profile from start to finish. It had strength, body and flavors. Complex flavors. Very enjoyable with amazing burn and construction. The espresso, oak, leather, earth, pepper and cocoa powder notes were great together. They often are, and Pete delivered on that dark Broadleaf profile.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Cohete

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Cohete

The manner in which the Tatuaje Cohete currently tastes has all the key components to what should be a good cigar, given some more aging. The profile's rawness in good flavors as well as the oily nature of the cigar typically will mean a more balanced and cohesive flavor profile. I typically don't purchase many cigars these days, but I did buy a box of these. So in that sense, I am equating my words to my wallet.

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Mi Querida Triqui Traca No. 448

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Mi Querida Triqui Traca No. 448

The Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Mi Querida Triqui Traca No. 448 started well with rich flavors. The second third lost some complexity and added a cardboard note which dropped the profile down a level, but the final third picked back up in enjoyment. Definitely a cigar I'd be up for smoking more of.

Personal Cigar Review: United Cigar Irish Car Bomb Firecracker

Personal Cigar Review: United Cigar Irish Car Bomb Firecracker

Overall, the flavor profile of the United Cigar Irish Car Bomb Firecracker was fairly average. The transitioning seemed to come with the wrapper changes, which is nice to see. Well priced for what was delivered and a fun little smoke, but not something I'd chase down more of.

Team Cigar Review: Warped La Hacienda First Growth

Team Cigar Review: Warped La Hacienda First Growth

The Warped La Hacienda First Growth showed some interesting characteristics in the first third, combining spices, bread, cedar and chocolate. The flavor profile seemed to lose much of its complexity into the second third, becoming wood forward for most of the last half of the cigar. As it is, there are other excellent Warped offerings I would rather gravitate towards.

Team Cigar Review: HVC Black Friday Firecracker

Team Cigar Review: HVC Black Friday Firecracker

The HVC Black Friday Firecracker packed a significant amount of flavor complexity, given the small size that it had to work with. It was also easily the strongest HVC that I've ever smoked, and even though I'm very used to smoking cigars at the full end of the spectrum, the HVC hit me solidly with strength at a few points.

Team Cigar Review: Viaje Skull and Bones Daisy Cutter 2020

Team Cigar Review: Viaje Skull and Bones Daisy Cutter 2020

The Viaje Skull and Bones Daisy Cutter 2020 was overall a good experience. With a name like Skull and Bones Daisy Cutter you expect some flavor intensity and spice, and the cigar delivers that without being unbalanced. The profile falls right in my wheelhouse and I would smoke these again.

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Polpetta

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Polpetta

A wolf in sheep's clothing. The Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Polpetta, a fairly unassuming 4x48, but once you get to smoking it, the heavy handed strength, chewy and viscous body lets you quickly know it means business. But it's not just full body and strength without good flavors. I think it's worth going to the events to seek out a few of these.