"This was a very balanced smoke until the final third. It didn’t lose it completely, but the dark notes definitely took the spotlight in the end. I did enjoy the flavors throughout. Plenty of flavor shifts kept it interesting, which is good, because I got over an hour and a half out of a robusto. The smoke time alone is pretty impressive, and with the flavors, I feel quite satisfied. I would definitely smoke this again, probably even grab some for my stash. I have no idea what the price is, but unless it’s really steep, I’m inclined to say that you’ll be getting a lot of bang for your buck with this one." -Chris M. (Chris)
"There are times that you have a cigar and don't want it to end. This is one such time. An incredible cigar that gave me intense spice behind a creamy espresso profile. I love the size, the profile, and will definitely be looking to pick more of these up for my personal collection." -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
I'll preface this by admitting full well that I don't generally enjoy larger RG cigars, and typically smoke 46RG and below. That being said, this cigar blew my mind. I've always had fondness for the Neanderthal line, and with this cigar, I think Skip and Mike finally distilled their goal into the perfect package. It's squat and buff, in your face and unrelenting, and yet you keep wanting to come back for more. My total smoke time was 1 hour 55 minutes, but with a nubbing tool I could have squeezed another 10-15 minutes out of it; very impressive for such a short cigar. If you're a fan of strong cigars with a complex variety of flavors, regardless of vitola preference, I recommend you get your hands on one of these as soon as you can.
AJ FernandezAllAVOCaldwellCamachoCarson SerinoClaudio SgroiCornelius & AnthonyCrowned HeadsDavidoffDominican RepublicDon Pepin GarciaDrew EstateDunbarton Tobacco & TrustErik EspinosaFeaturedFred ReweyH. UpmannHector Alfonso Sr.Hendrik KelnerHondurasIPCPRJaime GarciaJon HuberJonathan DrewMy FatherNicaraguaNicholas MelilloNomadPete JohnsonRobert CaldwellRobert HoltRoMa CraftSerinoSkip MartinSouthern DrawSteve SakaTatuajeTop 25Willy Herrera·
Each of our panelists were given 10 votes to towards our top 25. Order mattered on their votes as their #1 vote is worth twice as much as their #10. Our list is made up of cigars that had a wide release this year. The cigars that are eligible do not have to have been reviewed on Blind Man's Puff, but the reviewer must have smoke it at some point to vote for it.
EASTON, PA--(Marketwired - July 21, 2016) - Famous Smoke Shop, a leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, has announced a new line of cigars in conjunction with RoMa Craft Tobac. The cigar retailer specializes in offering the web's widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices -- and their newest selection is named Intemperance WR 1794. Already made immensely popular due to an early, limited edition release with CigarDojo.com, RoMa Craft has added multiple sizes within the brand, all of which will be made for sale only through Famous Smoke Shop. RoMa Craft's Intemperance line has been on the market since 2012 which includes the Intemperance EC XVII, and Intemperance BA XXI.
"Let me start off by referring to my statement about being glad I had a good meal beforehand. This couldn't have been any more true here, as this cigar really builds up and leaves it all on the table. Definitely not a cigar for the faint of heart, but a very rewarding cigar nonetheless. You can't go wrong with notes like charred meats and red pepper, and then coffee and chocolate. I'd have no problem smoking this again, but would save it for a time I could really enjoy its nuances. I paired it with water to ensure I could pick up all the notes, but could easily recommend pairing it with a solid pour of bourbon to really ratchet up the chocolate note. " -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
A.C.E. PrimeAJ FernandezAlejandro Martinez CuencaAllBlack Label Trading CompanyCasdagliCrowned HeadsDion GiolitoDunbarton Tobacco & TrustEradio PichardoErik EspinosaFeaturedFoundation CigarGrupo de MaestrosHector Alfonso Sr.HVC CigarsIllusioneJames BrownJas Sum KralJon HuberJoya De NicaraguaJuan MartinezKyle GellisMontecristo (DR)Nestor PlasenciaNicholas MelilloPete JohnsonPlasenciaReiner LorenzoRiste RistevskiRobert HoltRoMa CraftSkip MartinSouthern DrawSteve SakaTatuajeTop 25Warped·
Every year we put together a list of our Top 25 Cigars of the Year. Our list is a bit different from some other lists, it is not simply a rehashing of our top scores from the year, or one person's opinion. We gave each of our panelists 10 votes to cast how they please for what they enjoyed the most in 2019. The order of their votes matter, so their #1 pick is worth twice as much as #10. The cigars do not have to have been reviewed by Blind Man's Puff, but the panelist must have smoked it.
The saber Tooth is an extremely limited release of the Aquitaine EMH. Adding flair and flavor to the existing Aquitaine blend, is a thin barber-pole stripe of Ecuadorian Connecticut to the Habano Ligero wrapper. The Saber Tooth was made in a very small production run, with only 200 boxes and 50 bundles, each 24-count. With such a limited production and highly anticipated cigar, I count myself very fortunate that I was able to buy a box. The Aquitaine EMH Saber Tooth measures 5 x 56 and carries an MSRP of $10/cigar. As with all other RoMa Craft cigars, these cigars were rolled at Nica Sueño in Esteli, Nicaragua.
"This Cigar was a fine smoke however it was not very complex and had a consistent flavor profile from the second third on. The draw was spot on and near perfect. I would probably purchase a five pack of the Cigar to keep in my humidor." -John A. (John A.)
"Overall I really enjoyed this cigar. The strength picked up as the cigar went along. There was always a nice spice throughout the cigar that started with some pepper but was more of a chili spice. The smoke was very thick and creamy." -Wes (SosaCub4Life)