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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)
91%
Very Good
Drew Estate Liga Privada Único Serie Pancetta 2023 - Blind Cigar Review
"Simply put, this cigar was absolutely fantastic and the smoking experience overall was top notch! From start to finish it performed like a champion with a perfect draw, a perfect burn and superb smoke output. Its flavors were simple yet delicious and well balanced, never over the top or unpleasant while the smoke was undeniably smooth from the first puff to the last. Even though it didn't feature a ton of transitions it certainly didn't need to as the flavors alone were well enough to make the experience for me. The possibilities are endless with regards to pairing options for such an incredible stick and I can't wait for the reveal so I can explore each and every one of them. This cigar will make its way into my normal smoking rotation without a doubt!" -Noah S. (Noah)
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Great
Saga Solaz Corona - Blind Cigar Review
"This was a very nice, mild to medium cigar from beginning to end. The creamy walnut flavors were enjoyable and the finish with white pepper was a nice way to wrap things up. I was particularly pleased with the draw and performance and based on the totality, I would recommend this to all of my friends for a mild medium cigar to start the day. I only wish I had a cup of coffee to pair with this." -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
90%
Very Good
Luciano Dalay Istanbul Toro - Blind Cigar Review
"Overall this was a very good cigar with plenty of flavors to tantalize my senses. Starting out with bread, cream, floral notes, and sweet coffee as well as some caramel. Then shifting to more earth, and salt notes and black coffee notes. I would like to smoke more of these." -Mickey T. (irratebass)

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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)
87%
Fair
Gurkha Revenant Corojo Toro - Blind Cigar Review
"I think this may actually be a great cigar right in my profile if it wasn't for the construction issue I ran into making the final third harsh. The opening of sweet cedar and baking spice warmed up the blend wonderfully. The transition into a heavier dark chocolate and more black pepper was very enjoyable. Sadly the final third turning into a more harsh pepper and burnt coffee wasn't too good. I'd absolutely try this blend again though cause I feel like the final third would be wonderful if it just wasn't for the harshness due to the relights and draw problems." -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)
91%
Very Good
Drew Estate Liga Privada Único Serie Pancetta 2023 - Blind Cigar Review
"Simply put, this cigar was absolutely fantastic and the smoking experience overall was top notch! From start to finish it performed like a champion with a perfect draw, a perfect burn and superb smoke output. Its flavors were simple yet delicious and well balanced, never over the top or unpleasant while the smoke was undeniably smooth from the first puff to the last. Even though it didn't feature a ton of transitions it certainly didn't need to as the flavors alone were well enough to make the experience for me. The possibilities are endless with regards to pairing options for such an incredible stick and I can't wait for the reveal so I can explore each and every one of them. This cigar will make its way into my normal smoking rotation without a doubt!" -Noah S. (Noah)