"This was a very enjoyable and well-balanced dark noted smoke. With fairly constant subtle shifts it kept my interest level pretty high. I would put this in my box-worthy category. The strength is very manageable, and I could easily see it working well any time of day. The only minus is that the burn time is fairly quick for the size." -Chris M. (Chris)
AllCorona GordaDunbarton Tobacco & TrustFeaturedHabanoNaturalNicaraguaQuick Cigar ReviewsRosadoSteveSteve Saka·
This cigar seemed to come with a lot of hype. Wow, did it deliver. From the subtle changes back and forth in the flavor profile to the smooth draw, this cigar just exceeded expectations in every aspect. I smoked the corona vitola and my only concern was that it did not last longer. Get these if you can. I know I will.
AllBlind Cigar ReviewsConnecticut BroadleafDunbarton Tobacco & TrustFeaturedNicaraguaRothschildSteve Saka·
In 2019, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust introduced their first event-only cigar, the "Polpetta". By 2023, it was adapted into a regular production cigar. The Polpetta, rolled at the Nicaragua American Cigars S.A. factory, was well received by our panel for its earthy coffee notes, spice, dark chocolate, hint of leather and excellent draw. Constructed in a Rothschild vitola shape, it now sells for $7.30 each.
AllAshley C.Blind Cigar ReviewsConnecticut BroadleafDunbarton Tobacco & TrustFeaturedIPCPRJason H.John I.MaduroMatthew T.NicaraguaRobustoSteve Saka·
"This was a cigar that fired on all cylinders for me. Once I paired it with a very rich stout, it really came into its own and was a superb cap to my evening. I have absolutely nothing to criticize with this sample. It would be my honor to personally thank the blender and roller of this super premium cigar. This will find a home in my rotation if I can find more!" -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
AllBlind Cigar ReviewsConnecticutDunbarton Tobacco & TrustFeaturedLonsdaleNaturalNicaraguaSteve Saka·
"Hot damn that was good is what is coming to mind when I think back on the experience. Just ticked off a ton of boxes for what I look for in a top tier cigar. The flair, flavor, creamy smoke output, and just the right hit of nicotine all make this a winner for me. Easily falls in my top ten for the year. Can't recommend this enough." -Alan (Eulogy)
AllBlind Cigar ReviewsConnecticut BroadleafDouble ToroDunbarton Tobacco & TrustFeaturedJamesKevin J.MaduroMatt H.NicaraguaSteve Saka·
"I thoroughly enjoyed this Cigar despite its large size. Sweet and lightly peppery with an abundance of smoke output. The only drawback was the aforementioned bitterness at the end. Be prepared to invest some time. This is one is slow burner. " -James H. (Keikan Jim)
AllBlind Cigar ReviewsConnecticut BroadleafDouble CoronaDunbarton Tobacco & TrustFeaturedNicaraguaSteve Saka·
"If it weren't for the fact that this cigar had me woozy, I'd rank it higher. I'd love to see this in a smaller vitola, perhaps a robusto or Corona Gorda. If you love these powerful cigars and have a couple of hours to kill, this cigar is definitely for you. Rich bold flavors with a ton of strength. Not sure I'd smoke this again, especially in this vitola. Anxious to see what this was. Happy holidays to all of our readers out there!!" -Kevin J. (maninblack77)
AllConnecticut BroadleafDunbarton Tobacco & TrustEmmettFeaturedFiguradoNicaraguaQuick Cigar ReviewsSteve SakaZane G.·
While the Diademas size was amazing I always find them a struggle with construction, burn, etc. This cigar from a construction point of view was on point. The burn was great, and the cigar smoked perfectly. Would I spend $100 on this cigar if it was regular production? Of course not. Definitely a treat to smoke and I was happy to get the chance. I give this a score of 93.
Muestra de Saka is a collection of different cigar blends from Steve Saka of Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust, each to be released at separate times throughout the next year. It was unveiled at the 2016 IPCPR and Muestra de Saka translated means “Sample of Saka".
AllBlind Cigar ReviewsChurchillDunbarton Tobacco & TrustFeaturedMaduroMexican San AndresNicaraguaSteve Saka·
"Such an extraordinary cigar to start the new year off on. Bold flavors, amped up strength, flavor transitions, perfect burn, this is definitely a cigar I'd try again. Very anxious to see what this is so I can find some more. As always, thanks for the chance to try this. " -Kevin J. (maninblack77)