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94%
Excellent
Punch Golden Era Robusto - Blind Cigar Review
"This was an excellent cigar! It started off with your run of the mill flavors of coffee and nut flavors, but then there was this white pepper note that would just not leave and overpowered the cigar in a good way. As the cigar progressed the white pepper took a back seat and black pepper was the in the forefront, but the white wasn't finished and white and black had themselves a pepper war so to speak while still leaving room for hints of coffee and nuts. My only gripe was this cigar smoked really fast. I would have liked to have had a slower burn to enjoy more of those flavors. Would absolutely smoke again." -Mickey T. (irratebass)
92%
Great
La Aurora Small Batch Lot No. 003 - Blind Cigar Review
"The worst thing I have to say about a cigar is that I had to use my torch a handful of times to maintain a wonky burn. Beyond that, this stick lent me an immensely pleasant and relaxing smoking experience which was just the thing I needed this morning. From the first puff to the very last I experienced a simple yet robust gambit of flavors that were never out of balance with one another and just so happened to be right in my wheelhouse of what I prefer in a flavor profile. The smoke itself was luxuriously smooth and never harsh while the draw was virtually perfect. Only one major transition took place which for me always amps up the overall smoking experience because I don't have to overthink what I am experiencing. A solid nicotine buzz was just the cherry on top of a stellar smoke. I can't wait to smoke this one again!" -Noah S. (Noah)
90%
Very Good
El Septimo Luxus Collection Exception White - Blind Cigar Review
"This cigar was beautiful and smelled amazing. The opening flavors, likewise, were wonderful and completely piqued my interest. Then, unfortunately, things changed and it became a struggle to finish the cigar as the flavors became rough and the performance absolutely fell off. Based on the beginning I absolutely want to try another. Based on the finish, however, I’ll have to convince myself it’s worth it to give it another try." -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
92%
Great
Casa de Sueños El Soñador Toro - Blind Cigar Review
"This cigar had quite the story for me. Starting off with some intense mineral and pepper combo that was balanced with honey goodness. This carried me into the middle of the tale, where things took a more subtle turn, wanning me into a sense of comfort and preparing me for what was to come. I was rewarded with an epic ending of cosmic proportions that even the most thrawn soccer mom would love. Okay maybe cosmic is a bit of an overreach, but this was unquestionably a fantastic finish for me." -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
92%
Great
Lampert 1675 Edición Morado Toro - Blind Cigar Review
"Though this cigar was darker noted, there was enough sweetness to balance the profile pretty well. The transitions were smooth and sensible, and there was a decent amount of complexity. I could see myself picking up a handful of these to rotate in. Overall an enjoyable smoking experience." -Chris M. (Chris)
92%
Great
Statesman Cigar Co. The Statesman - Blind Cigar Review
"I just love a good perfecto! Not only do they feel right in my hand, they look dapper and honestly remind me of the cigars you would see in classic cartoons. They also happen to be my favorite vitola so when I reached in the humidor and pulled this one out I was more than excited! Thankfully the experience lived up to my expectations. Aside from a couple of touchups needed to correct a wonky burn, my biggest gripe by far was the tight draw that hindered smoke output and muted the flavors throughout the first third. Thankfully a little chomping on the cap loosened everything up and the final two thirds of this smoke was absolutely superb! Not only were the flavors right in my wheel house, they were well balanced and perfectly complex while the smoke itself was nothing but smooth from start to finish. I can only imagine that a better draw would have improved the first third experience and would make an already great cigar just that much better. I can't wait to test this assumption and will undoubtedly be seeking out this stick once it is revealed." -Noah S. (Noah)

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92%
Great
La Aurora Small Batch Lot No. 003 - Blind Cigar Review
"The worst thing I have to say about a cigar is that I had to use my torch a handful of times to maintain a wonky burn. Beyond that, this stick lent me an immensely pleasant and relaxing smoking experience which was just the thing I needed this morning. From the first puff to the very last I experienced a simple yet robust gambit of flavors that were never out of balance with one another and just so happened to be right in my wheelhouse of what I prefer in a flavor profile. The smoke itself was luxuriously smooth and never harsh while the draw was virtually perfect. Only one major transition took place which for me always amps up the overall smoking experience because I don't have to overthink what I am experiencing. A solid nicotine buzz was just the cherry on top of a stellar smoke. I can't wait to smoke this one again!" -Noah S. (Noah)
87%
Fair
Blind Cigar Review: Cuban Peso | Selectos Brevas
verall, this cigar could have been a lot better, but I have a feeling it's a cheap stick to begin with. The flavors were actually good at times, but the other problems outweigh those benefits. With an improved draw I could see this being a good budget Cuban, although I'm guessing machine-made, which I would probably not seek out. I would smoke it again, but I don't think I would go out of my way to find any more." -Emmett (rhetorik)
94%
Excellent
Montecristo White Series Rothchilde - Blind Cigar Review
"Excellent smoke! One of the best mild-medium smoked I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. The rich buttery and vanilla notes that were the backbone of this cigar were thoroughly enjoyable. Only smoke this cigar when you have the time to sit back, relax, and savor a truly high quality cigar. " -John A. (Bostoneo)