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Team Cigar Review: West Tampa White Toro

Team Cigar Review: West Tampa White Toro

The West Tampa White Toro began with an average level of enjoyment with a fairly simple flavor profile. The enjoyment level remained at average throughout. The burn issues were a bit of a detriment to the cigar, but didn't cause any real negative effects to the flavor profile. Not a great showing for my first try of this new brand, but we'll see how the Black version fares in a future review.

Personal Cigar Review: Protocol Paddy Wagon

Personal Cigar Review: Protocol Paddy Wagon

Overall, I felt like the Protocol Paddy Wagon performed similarly to the other store exclusives from the brand. Just a basic flavor profile that wasn't all that interesting and doesn't match the level of most of the core lines. Not something I see myself returning to.

Team Cigar Review: Herrera Esteli Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary The Raji

Team Cigar Review: Herrera Esteli Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary The Raji

The Herrera Esteli Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary The Raji was a bit of a rare miss for me. The first third was a fairly intense spicy and earth combination that I found worked. As the cigar progressed, the earth components took over and it became more earth forward which took away from the complexity and other flavors.

Team Cigar Review: Peter James Los Estoico 54 Habano

Team Cigar Review: Peter James Los Estoico 54 Habano

The Peter James Los Estoico 54 Habano does not top the charts in the amount of words I've written on a review, but it also delivers a number of flavors that combine in a balanced way around the medium strength mark. I'd happily smoke the Peter James Los Estoico 54 Habano again, this is my kind of cigar, and I think with the strength being around medium, it should have fairly broad appeal.

Team Cigar Review: Villiger TAA 2022

Team Cigar Review: Villiger TAA 2022

More of these TAA releases please. "These" in the sense of a good blended cigar using good tobacco. Not in the sense of collaborating with other brands per se. This Villiger TAA 2022 is all about the expected goodness of a Hector Alfonso blended cigar. Punchy, yet flavorful and balanced. Well done.

Team Cigar Review: Ferio Tego Timeless TAA 2022

Team Cigar Review: Ferio Tego Timeless TAA 2022

I know this blend is like the TAA release from 2020, and I thought highly of that release, so it is not a surprise this Ferio Tego Timeless TAA 2022 did well for me. I enjoyed the flavors of cocoa, leather, wood and sweet spices throughout. Burn was not great, which was surprising, but I could have just had that cigar. Nice strength and body. If this becomes an annual TAA blend, I will buy it every year.

Personal Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez New World Cameroon Toro

Personal Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez New World Cameroon Toro

Overall, the AJ Fernandez New World Cameroon Toro was pretty linear in it's flavor profile until some transitions in the final third. Having reviewed the cigar in the Double Robusto previously, this vitola provided a very similar, average experience. The price point is attractive, so it's an easy try if the blend intrigues you.

Team Cigar Review: Matilde Limited Exposure No. 2

Team Cigar Review: Matilde Limited Exposure No. 2

The Matilde I know makes some of the best fullest flavor and balanced cigars that I've had. So when a new release comes out, I hope they don't deviate from what they do best. In the case of the Matilde Limited Exposure No. 2, they did it again. The flavors of sweet bread, followed by cedar, accented cardboard and wood tannins were tuned just right. Well done.

Personal Cigar Review: United Cigar Series Unidas Cigar Bar Corojo

Personal Cigar Review: United Cigar Series Unidas Cigar Bar Corojo

The United Cigar Series Unidas Cigar Bar Corojo was quite disappointing as the flavor profile was a bit off-putting with the staleness and bitterness. Things got slightly better after the re-light, but nothing that could reverse course for the cigar overall. The cigar burned pretty quickly as well. I just don't think this is the desired outcome of what the cigar was supposed to be. I can't see myself coming back to this one.

Team Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Trilogy Authentic Corojo

Team Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Trilogy Authentic Corojo

The Alec Bradley Trilogy Authentic Corojo started very well as the creamy, candied cinnamon was a great flavor note. The cigar dropped down a level in each subsequent third as that cinnamon note lightened and the toast and dry earth levels increased. This is one of the best cigars I've reviewed so far this year. I'd have no problem coming back to this cigar, and would easily recommend others to give it a try.