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92%
Great
JRE Aladino Fuma Noche - Blind Cigar Review
"This is a cigar that really grew on me. For an evening smoke, I was hoping for something that had a bit more punch but the flavors were so crisp I fell in love with it. It isn't something that would stand up to a strong drink late at night but if you really want an amazing cigar with clean flavors this is it. " -Alan (Eulogy)
95%
Excellent
Drew Estate Chateau Real Lord Tennyson - Blind Cigar Review
"Looking at this cigar I would have never expected the smoking experience I got. This is a fine example of not judging a book by its cover. This beauty had body and depth that has to be experienced. Bright and direct shifts in profile is welcomed for such a large cigar. There was never a moment when I wanted it to end. I will be on the look out for this cigar when I find out what it is and so should you." -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
96%
Extraordinary
Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Umbagog Bronzeback - Blind Cigar Review
"This is a really attractive cigar to begin with, and after the first few puffs, I realized I was in for something good. This cigar gave me ample transitions and a significant change in power from beginning to end, which fit my day perfectly. I’d gladly smoke more of these whether it be a hot day or cold day. I’ll happily recommend this cigar to my smoking friends." -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
95%
Excellent
La Flor Dominicana 30 Years - Blind Cigar Review
"This was a very enjoyable cigar from start to finish. There was a decent amount of complexity. The transitions flowed seamlessly, and the flavors were solid. I don’t always go for oak (or any wood) heavy cigars, but the balancing flavors did their job well. This is one I could easily rotate in on occasion. You definitely need a good chunk of time to enjoy this one." -Chris M. (Chris)
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)

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95%
Excellent
Drew Estate Chateau Real Lord Tennyson - Blind Cigar Review
"Looking at this cigar I would have never expected the smoking experience I got. This is a fine example of not judging a book by its cover. This beauty had body and depth that has to be experienced. Bright and direct shifts in profile is welcomed for such a large cigar. There was never a moment when I wanted it to end. I will be on the look out for this cigar when I find out what it is and so should you." -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
95%
Excellent
La Flor Dominicana 30 Years - Blind Cigar Review
"This was a very enjoyable cigar from start to finish. There was a decent amount of complexity. The transitions flowed seamlessly, and the flavors were solid. I don’t always go for oak (or any wood) heavy cigars, but the balancing flavors did their job well. This is one I could easily rotate in on occasion. You definitely need a good chunk of time to enjoy this one." -Chris M. (Chris)