Toro

Team Cigar Review: La Palina Nicaragua Connecticut Toro

Team Cigar Review: La Palina Nicaragua Connecticut Toro

The La Palina Nicaragua Connecticut Toro delivered some enjoyable and engaging flavor combinations through the first and second third, with the final third having discordant combinations that didn't work for me. I would smoke this again, the price is reasonable for the market and the smoking time was on point for a Toro at 2 hours and 13 minutes.

Personal Cigar Review: Brick House Bricktoberfest 2022

Personal Cigar Review: Brick House Bricktoberfest 2022

The Brick House Bricktoberfest 2022 had a pretty average flavor profile throughout. The stale/cardboard effect on the cedar along with the dry earth just didn't really intrigue me. I don't really see myself coming back to this cigar, but if you like a drier, cedar and earth focused flavor profile, it might be worth a try.

Team Cigar Review: Don Pepin Vintage Edition Toro

Team Cigar Review: Don Pepin Vintage Edition Toro

This Don Pepin Vintage Edition Toro was an enjoayble Nicaraguan puro, and a great Corojo '99 release. I am going to be honest, I looked at this and compared it against any AGANORSA Corojo '99 release. I will be honest, it is superior to any AGANORSA Corojo '99 release. My Father is back and appears to be taking on the Nicaraguan puro market again. I like the Don Pepin reference with the name.

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Mil Días Marranitos E648 LE2023

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Mil Días Marranitos E648 LE2023

I enjoyed the Crowned Heads Mil Días Marranitos E648 LE2023 and I felt every aspect of this cigar made it box worthy. It is a fun smoke with an enjoyable flavor profile that fits in well with the summer and fall. It would even be a nice winter smoke depending on the circumstances. I would be interested in seeing how it ages, but I imagine it will mellow out some and the flavors will blend together even more.

Team Cigar Review: Patina Anniversary

Team Cigar Review: Patina Anniversary

I found this Patina Anniversary to be a great Broadleaf offering. Great Anniversary cigar. The Broadleaf profile is not revolutionary, but it is a very good profile. There is this NACSA quality to the Broadleaf as well that I really enjoy. I feel like NACSA has this rustic quality that is old school flavors with strength and body. It's an enjoyable mineral spice that has richness, sweetness and pepper. Great Patina release.

Team Cigar Review: Padron Family Reserve Natural No. 96

Team Cigar Review: Padron Family Reserve Natural No. 96

The Padron Family Reserve Natural No. 96 lead off with some complex flavors as spicy notes dominated for a time, eventually settling down. The second third was just into the good line for flavor balance and the cigar was somewhat linear through the last third. For a super premium priced cigar, although the flavors did just enough to rate good, this isn't something I would return to as I feel Padron has more affordable releases that deliver a better flavor performance.

Team Cigar Review: 601 Orange Toro

Team Cigar Review: 601 Orange Toro

The 601 Orange Toro had a nice start with a good combination of flavors. From the second third on, the profile dropped a level as some components had departed and the earth gained a bigger role. This was a fairly average smoking experience after the first third and not a cigar I'd see myself coming back to with any regularity.

Team Cigar Review: Lovely Ain't They Lovely Elegante X2

Team Cigar Review: Lovely Ain’t They Lovely Elegante X2

The Lovely Ain't They Lovely Elegante X2 delivered some enjoyable and balanced flavors for almost the entire review experience. The profile was medium-minus in intensity at its peak and sat comfortably at light-plus at times. I enjoyed this cigar, and I'm interested in trying another to see how it performs without any re-lights. The pricing is reasonable given the current market of 2023.

Team Cigar Review: Casa 1910 Soldadera Edition Teniente Angela

Team Cigar Review: Casa 1910 Soldadera Edition Teniente Angela

I need to smoke the original Casa 1910 again, but this Casa 1910 Soldadera Edition Teniente Angela is the best Casa 1910 I have smoked since that cigar. This might actually be the best cigar they have released. Balanced with tons of flavors. You can get all the tobacco nations in the blend. There is depth and complexity. Beautiful construction. Not an attractive cigar, but one that smokes well. I think this would be popular with a large selection of smokers.

Team Cigar Review: 601 Yellow Toro

Team Cigar Review: 601 Yellow Toro

There's a good array of flavors to be enjoyed within the first third, but as the cigar progressed, the momentum was lost and the flavor package fell apart. Nothing displeasing about the flavors in themselves. It's just that there wasn't enough ingredients to make the 601 Yellow Toro a banger.