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Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust The Halligan

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust The Halligan

With the Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust The Halligan the company has released another good cigar that delivers medium-full flavors, but it restrains the strength right at the medium level. I enjoyed The Halligan review, but I'd like to try another one to see how it performed without the draw and burn issues, which are an outlier in my experience.

Angel Cuesta Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Angel Cuesta Toro

The Angel Cuesta Toro started well, with a classic flavor profile. From the second third on, the profile was average, with the final third kind of teetering on being good. This is a slight step down from the Salomones vitola, possibly due to the burn issues. The flavor profile is unique and I like it when it's on, the price point just doesn't do it for me, especially with the burn issues I've experienced in the two vitolas I've smoked.

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka Krakatoa

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka Krakatoa

The Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka Krakatoa is a fantastic release and I love the depth, complexity and transitioning throughout. The flavors really play off one another and it has a nice strength and body level. The coffee, spices and dark chocolate were fantastic, and the draw and burn made for an easy smoking experience. Would love to smoke this all fall and winter.

Fratello The Lunar Cameroon

Team Cigar Review: Fratello The Lunar Cameroon

Most cigars reviewed have a nice first third and tapers off the final two thirds. This Fratello The Lunar Cameroon in many ways is just that. However, I especially wish it was not so because of the enjoyment level of the first third. The first third's flavor profile danced around the milder but flavorful side of Cameroon. It's rarely tasted but it was pure deliciousness. But overall a lackluster two thirds created an average smoking experience.

Cuesta-Rey Centenario Natural No. 60

Personal Cigar Review: Cuesta-Rey Centenario Natural No. 60

The Cuesta-Rey Centenario Natural No. 60 had a nice start, with a good combination of flavors and a smooth delivery. Things took a step down in the second third as the black pepper departed and maintained that level the rest of the way. The price point is attractive, so I could see coming back from time to time, but it's not a cigar where I'd sit down to focus on flavors, but more of something I'd smoke as part of a pairing or while doing other activities.

Montecristo FSG Toro

Team Cigar Review: Montecristo FSG Toro

I liked the Montecristo FSG Toro. I found it to be a balanced cigar with an enjoyable flavor profile. A profile to my liking at least. It delivered that FSG quality, but it was not too much with strength. The dry earth and mineral spices were really enjoyable throughout. Definitely a cigar I would come back to in the future.

Black Label Trading Company Bishops Blend Novemdiales Toro

Team Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Company Bishops Blend Novemdiales Toro

I loved the Black Label Trading Company Bishops Blend Novemdiales Toro. It's my favorite Bishops Blend to date, and it shows the growth of James Brown as a blender. His blends are still medium-full to full in strength and body, but there is more complexity and balance in the blends. A balanced, flavorful and full cigar.

Chillin' Moose Shady Moose Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Chillin’ Moose Shady Moose Toro

The Chillin' Moose Shady Moose Toro started with an average flavor profile focused around toasted cedar, earth and light wood bitterness. From the second third on, the profile took a step down as the wood bitterness crept up throughout the rest of the smoking experience. The cigar is a serviceable budget smoke, but not something I'd see myself coming back to with any regularity. Something to smoke when you're focused on something else as it technically performs well, but you're not looking for something that's flavor first.

Camacho Factory Unleashed 3

Personal Cigar Review: Camacho Factory Unleashed 3

The Camacho Factory Unleashed 3 started well, with a fair amount of transitioning. From the second third on, the flavor profile was average as some components dropped out and the combination wasn't as exciting. This is probably the best of the Factory Unleashed series in my opinion. While it's not something I'd come back to that frequently, the lower price point does make it worthwhile to come back to from time to time.

Cavalier Genève Inner Circle Domaine Rouge Toro

Team Cigar Review: Cavalier Genève Inner Circle Domaine Rouge Toro

Cavalier Genève brings another winner into the cigar market with the Cavalier Genève Inner Circle Domaine Rouge Toro. This time, it feels like the first time I had a cigar from them, bringing elegance, easy going, and a well melded flavor profile. Smokers of premium classic brands such as Davidoff, Avo, CLE should really look at this brand, as surely there are gems to be found here.