"This cigar was an absolute dynamite smoking experience. From the look and feel in the hand to the smooth flavor transitions, this cigar will please the entire range of smokers. Grab some of these and truly enjoy. Great cigar. " -Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)
"Although this particular cigar was very light bodied and had a very open draw, I enjoyed it a lot. This would make an excellent morning cigar to pair with a light coffee or hot tea. In the afternoon, pair with a light pilsner or kolsch beer. " -James H. (Keikan Jim)
"If the end didn't fall a bit flat I'd say this is a very well done cigar. The notes are very classical to me and it smoked effortlessly. I wouldn't recommend running out and buying a box but if I wanted a solid smoke while having a chat or playing a game I think it would do nicely. " -Alan (Eulogy)
"This cigar was Top Notch from start to finish. It looked great prior to lighting it on fire AND it delivered a slew of really nice flavors once the foot was torched. Add in excellent construction from start to finish and this is easily a cigar that will satisfy the majority of smokers out there..." -Matt Cade (CadeTNCC)
Gurkha Cigars started shipping the special edition 15-year Cellar Reserve cigar to stores across the United States. This cigar was created to commemorate the Cellar Reserve’s 10-year anniversary. The Cellar Reserve is the company’s first brick and mortar cigar and its most successful brand and this anniversary edition was very well received during this year’s IPCPR.
"Overall this was a decent flavor profile.. for nearly the whole stick. Even draws and bad burn knocked this stick down points even more as it caused an unpleasant smoking experience; at least it didn’t blow up. I’d have to sample another before making an ultimate decision on whether or not to put it in my naughty or nice list. " -John A. (Bostoneo)
"This was a good cigar overall. Had the draw been less cumbersome, it would have been a treat. Nice transitions in flavor while maintaining much of the original flavors at the beginning with just a couple of additions and subtractions. I would buy this cigar in the hopes that the next one would not have the same multi-puffs necessary on the draw." -Randy B. (randobush)
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Crush and Roll West is an annual event held in Paso Robles, California. This was my fourth year attending the event and I wanted to chronicle my experiences from this year.