This is another fantastic offering in the Monster series, and I would recommend that if you haven’t had an opportunity to try one yet to hunt it down before they are gone. This is a perfect example of what a complex cigar can and should be.
Each of our 16 panelists were given 10 votes to cast. Our list is made up of cigars that were RELEASED in 2015. The cigars that are eligible do not have to have been reviewed on Blind Man’s Puff, but the panelist must have smoke it at some point themselves.
“This cigar is beautiful in appearance and had a wonderful aroma. As far as the cigars I like to smoke, this missed the mark, but that’s just me. People who like to smoke solid, smooth, strong Maduros will really enjoy smoking this.” -Jack (Jack_H)
The Henry Clay brand might not be one of Altadis U.S.A.’s premier lines, but Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars has had an affinity for these oft-ignored cigars ever since he started smoking them. Now, the Altadis blending team known as the Grupo de Maestros has worked closely with Johnson and will be releasing a collaborative cigar dubbed the Henry Clay Tattoo.
“The flavors had a few transitions, and those flavors were good, but nothing exceptional. I could see this being something to reach for when in the mood for that woody/char experience. If others experienced a better draw, then I could see this being something to smoke on occasion.” -Aaron (aaron7
This year, we decided to give you a tour of the show through the pictures we took while we were there. Some are of new items, and some are just things we thought were interesting. We will have a new slideshow for each major manufacturer and one big one for the smaller manufacturers.