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Team Cigar Review: The Cigar Culture Culture Blend No. 3

Team Cigar Review: The Cigar Culture Culture Blend No. 3

The Cigar Culture Culture Blend No. 3 is a fun cigar and has an enjoyable flavor profile. While I found it cool that they disclosed the tobacco in the blend, and the crop vintage, I felt they tried to do too much. The flavor profile touches on a lot of areas, but it never establishes roots.

Team Cigar Review: Fonseca by My Father Cedros

Team Cigar Review: Fonseca by My Father Cedros

I really enjoyed the Fonseca by My Father Cedros and I think it is the best release to come out of the factory in a long time. The flavor profile was complex and I thought the finish was brilliant. There is transitioning and depth, and at no point did the strength and body take over from the flavors. Really a lovely blend and an important Nicaraguan puro for the company.

Team Cigar Review: AVO Classic Maduro No. 2

Team Cigar Review: AVO Classic Maduro No. 2

The AVO Classic Maduro No. 2, while not new, is a great re-release for 2020. The blend is balanced and approachable. Any cigar smoker would enjoy it, it just depends on the time of day. This is a morning and evening maduro in my opinion and a great Connecticut Broadleaf offering from AVO. I loved the cocoa, coffee, cream and cereal notes.

Team Cigar Review: CAO Expedición TAA Exclusive 2020

Team Cigar Review: CAO Expedición TAA Exclusive 2020

The CAO Expedición TAA Exclusive 2020 showed promise in the first third, but as I progressed into the second and final third, I found the flavor profile to remain stagnant and somewhat flat. Overall, if there was more complexity and depth, and some transitioning into the second and final third, this cigar would have done well.

Team Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut Divinos

Personal Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut Divinos

From what I recall, this E.P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut Divinos is one of the early Connecticut shades that was supposed to change how they were perceived. This is a good look back as the more recent Connecticuts are a drastic change from what this cigar provides. If you like traditional Connecticut shades but like a little more pepper, this is one to try if you haven't. The price point is also quite attractive.

Team Cigar Review: Biden 2020

Team Cigar Review: Biden 2020

The construction was solid, so was the draw, and the appearance was decent as well. I think the first third was average, followed by a terrible second third, but it finished by delivering some redeeming qualities in the end that touched on the highlights of the first third. Definitely a cigar to pick up for election day and to hold onto for at least four years.

Team Cigar Review: ted's Trump Presidential Cigar

Team Cigar Review: ted’s Trump Presidential Cigar

With such a nice luxurious package (for only $8 nonetheless), the flavor delivery doesn't match up. It's more of your traditional Connecticut shade with softer notes. The ted's Trump Presidential Cigar has a good presentation, but not something I'd come back to.

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Fuck the FDA

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Fuck the FDA

The Jas Sum Kral Fuck the FDA was an average tasting experience for me. The price point of this cigar is good at $10, but stacked against the plethora of Mexican San Andres available in the market, this wouldn't be my first choice.

Team Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless 2020 TAA Limited Edition

Team Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless 2020 TAA Limited Edition

I really enjoyed the Nat Sherman Timeless 2020 TAA Limited Edition and props to Nat Sherman for releasing two great TAA cigars, back to back. The cigar did a great job of delivering strong earth, spice and stone fruit notes, and the layers of pepper throughout were great as well. Sad to think this is probably the last time I will review a cigar by Nat Sherman.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Anarchy KAOS

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Anarchy KAOS

The Tatuaje Anarchy KAOS is a cigar that started out great and slowly deteriorated. That first third was great, giving way to sweetened condensed milk, roasted peanuts, zesty minerality, subtle red pepper spice and cedar. But as the cigar progressed, the sweetness dramatically dropped, and eventually led to undesirable char and burnt notes. I'd like to revisit the cigar in 5 to 6 months to see if the cigar will smooth out its rougher edges. But as of now, it's a soft recommend.