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Team Cigar Review: Protocol Eliot Ness Natural

Team Cigar Review: Protocol Eliot Ness Natural

The Protocol Eliot Ness Natural was overall a good cigar, with intense baking spices at times accented with cocoa and citrus components. I would smoke this cigar again, although I am very interested to see how the Maduro release stacks up against the Natural.

Team Cigar Review: CAO Arcana Mortal Coil Toro

Team Cigar Review: CAO Arcana Mortal Coil Toro

The CAO Arcana Mortal Coil Toro was a mostly wood forward cigar that tried at times to evolve beyond that base flavor note, but ultimately couldn't succeed. There is nothing wrong with the cigar, it just doesn't offer a profile that engaged my interest or attention other than a short period in the first third.

Team Cigar Review: Cohiba Serie M

Team Cigar Review: Cohiba Serie M

The Cohiba Serie M is the Cohiba I have been seeking for 10 plus years. This is almost a continuation of the old-school, and good La Palina Goldie offerings, but with a twist. The cigar delivered those amazing El Titan flavors, and it showed beautiful harmony between Nicaraguan and Dominican tobacco. There was complexity, depth and transitioning throughout. Packaging was amazing. Great cigar!

Team Cigar Review: 601 Black Connecticut Toro

Team Cigar Review: 601 Black Connecticut Toro

The 601 Black Connecticut Toro is a very good cigar. It delivers Connecticut qualities, but with more complexity, body and strength. It brings me back to 2007/2008 when manufacturers and brand owners were delivering stronger Connecticut offerings. The days of "this isn't your father's Connecticut," and I love that. It has this old-school nouveua quality which I can get behind.

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Red Meat Lovers 2020

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Red Meat Lovers 2020

I was pleased with this Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Red Meat Lovers 2020 and thought it showed depth and transitioning. This was a complex blend that showcased and benefitted from the tobaccos being used, wrapper to filler. This might be one my favorite Saka blends to come out of NACSA.

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Manzanita Toro

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Manzanita Toro

The Southern Draw Manzanita Toro started out promising in the first third with a dessert like flavor experience. The profile changed significantly moving into the second and last thirds, losing my attention through the review. I find almost everything from Southern Draw to be enjoyable for my palate, so I think I will return to the Manzanita in a few months to see if it evolves over time.

Personal Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Stateline

Personal Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Stateline

The Jas Sum Kral Stateline had a nice combination of flavors through the first two thirds and then dropped to average in the final third when char joined in. To me, most store exclusives tend to be a bit of a letdown, but in this instance, I felt the cigar was a nice surprise. There was a nice balance between flavor and strength which is always appreciated. I'd recommend people seek this out and give it a try.

Personal Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo La Historia Doña Elena

Personal Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo La Historia Doña Elena

The E.P. Carrillo La Historia Doña Elena started nicely with a good combination of flavors and transitioned nicely going into the second third. The enjoyment level dropped a bit in the final third as some char joined in. This is a cigar I would easily come back to and is a bright spot in the brands portfolio. I also think the price point fits the enjoyment level nicely.

Team Cigar Review: Pichardo Reserva Familiar San Andrés

Team Cigar Review: Pichardo Reserva Familiar San Andrés

The Pichardo Reserva Familiar San Andrés provided a fairly consistent San Andres experience for most of the cigar review. A balanced medley of flavors that included cedar, baking spices, chocolate, cream, citrus and earth. I look forward to reviewing more cigars from Pichardo in the future.