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Patina Oro de Nicaragua Toro

Team Cigar Review: Patina Oro de Nicaragua Toro

The Patina Oro de Nicaragua Toro is fantastic, right up there with the Anniversary, and completely different at the same time. This is the way to do it. Great flavor profile on this cigar with the body delivered. The profile really spoke to me as a smoker right now. Fuller in body and strength with complexity and depth throughout. Great stick that I hope many enjoy as much as I did.

Rojas 10th Anniversary

Team Cigar Review: Rojas 10th Anniversary

The Rojas 10th Anniversary delivered some engaging flavors in the first third and was pleasant for the remainder of the review with the standout flavor component being a tea note that was present through most of the review. I found the overall review experience to be pleasant, but for me, I don't think the cigar did enough to make me want to seek it out again.

Protocol Lawmen Series Phoebe Couzins Maduro

Team Cigar Review: Protocol Lawmen Series Phoebe Couzins Maduro

The Protocol Lawmen Series Phoebe Couzins Maduro started out strong in the first third with dynamic flavor combinations. By the second third, the profile remained consistent and was pleasant for the remainder of the review experience. The Maduro is pleasant and a good value at its price point, so I would likely smoke it again.

Protocol Lawmen Series Phoebe Couzins Natural

Team Cigar Review: Protocol Lawmen Series Phoebe Couzins Natural

It's been a hot minute since reviewing a new Protocol. At one point (maybe two years ago) it felt like it was at times hard to get through them all. Happy to say, the new iteration of the Lawman Series is a hitter. For those that love Espinosa powerhouse spice and softness in creamy nuttiness, not only is this Protocol Lawmen Series Phoebe Couzins Natural it, but it is a lengthier version of it. I'll be back for more.

Te Amo The Original San Andrés Valley Cigar Toro

Team Cigar Review: Te Amo The Original San Andrés Valley Cigar Toro

The Te Amo The Original San Andrés Valley Cigar Toro provides a respectable update to the Te Amo brand. I found the first third delivered the most interesting and engaging flavor combinations, with the second third still being pleasant but not as dynamic. The last third was too linear for my taste. While the Te Amo The Original San Andrés Valley Cigar Toro didn't do quite enough for me to want to return to it, I do think it's an improvement over the original series.

Macanudo Inspirado Jamao Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Macanudo Inspirado Jamao Toro

The Macanudo Inspirado Jamao Toro was an overall pleasant flavor delivery which will likely satisfy many light to medium cigar smokers. I found the best combination of flavors to be through the second third with the first and last thirds being pleasant but not as dynamic.

CAO Amazon Basin Extra Añejo

Team Cigar Review: CAO Amazon Basin Extra Añejo

The CAO Amazon Basin Extra Añejo started well, with a nice combination of flavors, but as the sweetness departed in the second third, the profile became average and remained that way through to the end. I didn't find this version of the cigar on par with the original release. It's a step above the Fuma em Corda, but doesn't reach the level that the original or the Anaconda achieved. I don't see myself coming back to this cigar.

Adrian Magnus Black Black

Team Cigar Review: Adrian Magnus Black Black

The Adrian Magnus Black Black was an overall pleasant experience, with the first third delivering the most dynamic flavor combinations for me. I'd be happy to continue to explore the Adrian Magnus offerings, although the Black Black isn't something I'd be likely to return to without factoring price into the consideration. While the cigar was pleasant, I was hoping the second third was going to be more dynamic and keep me engaged.

Brick House Bricktoberfest 2023

Personal Cigar Review: Brick House Bricktoberfest 2023

The Brick House Bricktoberfest 2023 started out with an engaging and interesting first third, while the second and last thirds weren't as dynamic for me, the flavors were still balanced and pleasant. Despite the overall rating, this cigar was pleasant to smoke and I enjoyed the restrained nature of the strength.

La Aroma de Cuba Connecticut Monarch

Personal Cigar Review: La Aroma de Cuba Connecticut Monarch

The La Aroma de Cuba Connecticut Monarch had an average flavor profile throughout. Really just focused around the toasted cedar, baking spice transitioning to black pepper and earth. I was interested to try this vitola after having reviewed the Corona previously to see how a larger ring gauge would effect the flavor profile. It turns out, that I prefer the Corona and don't really see myself coming back to this size.