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Blind Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony | The Gent Robusto Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony | The Gent Robusto

“Even though this one finished with a bitter taste, overall I still find this a good cigar. The beginning was promising with notes of hickory and sweet cherry, the cherry faded in to the back ground over time moving to a bold and bitter taste. All in all the flavors held for the most part and finished strong and bitter. To me all of this gave the cigar some good personality.” -Eric (smalls29)

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Quick Cigar Review: La Aurora | Hors d’Age Toro

In all honestly, I don’t think I would have liked this as newbie cigar smoker. Rich aged tobacco wasn’t something that I was super into when I started smoking and it took time for me to appreciate the nuance and quality. That being said, this cigar has that rich aged tobacco flavor as its main and dominate flavor though out and depending on how much you personally enjoy it will greatly influence your thought of it. As far as burn, construction, and draw they were all top notch. Burned cool and consistence the entire time and the ash looked like stacked nickles. The smoke output was a bit lackluster to me. I enjoy a creamier and thicker smoke myself but it was far from thin. Certainly worth a try but keep a few hours free because it took just under three hours to finish this beast.

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Blind Cigar Review: Balmoral | Serie Signaturas Dueto Gran Toro Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Balmoral | Serie Signaturas Dueto Gran Toro

“I immensely enjoyed this cigar. The quality of flavors, smoke, and construction make this one of the highlights of the year for me. I usually would have to smoke another to make sure it wasn’t a fluke, but on this single experience I would highly recommend this cigar to anyone. ” -Alan (Eulogy)

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Blind Cigar Review: Partagas | Legend Corona Extra Leyenda Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: Partagas | Legend Corona Extra Leyenda

“Exceptional smoke in my estimation. Reminded me quite a bit of a Padron 1926. Big flavor, powerful, lots of smoke. Great flavors of chocolate with some background spice and sweetness. Not really a lot of transitional flavors, but the core of this was so enjoyable I really wasn’t interested in going anywhere else. I enjoyed every second of this, and I’m ready to go buy a bunch more. ” -John I. (John I.)

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Top 25 Cigars of the Year – 2018

Each of our panelists were given 10 votes to towards our Top 25 Cigars of the Year – 2018. As with previous years, the order of their votes mattered 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.

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Blind Cigar Review: Cohiba | Spectre Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Cohiba | Spectre

“This was a fairly straight forward smoke without many flavor frills. I found it a bit boring at times as most the flavors were basic and not very complex. It was definitely a reliable smoke with great construction, burn, and a slightly tighter draw than normal. Nothing inherently wrong, just a bit one note for me. ” -John A. (Bostoneo)

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Blind Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana | Ligero A Score 93%

Blind Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana | Ligero A

“This was probably one of my most favorite reviews that I have done. I was dreading initially smoking this cigar only because of the vitola and amount of time I knew was required. However, as soon as the first third started and the flavor profile showed itself, I was hooked. Between the good balance of earth and barnyard, to the coffee and creamy finish, this cigar had an overall complexity that was second to none. You will need to block off a solid amount of time, but by no means will you be disappointed. This cigar will go well with coffee, libations, or a Pepsi. Enjoy these as much as possible.” -Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

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Blind Cigar Review: Rocky Patel | A.L.R. (Aged Limited & Rare) Robusto Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Rocky Patel | A.L.R. (Aged Limited & Rare) Robusto

“This wasn’t the most progressive smoke in the world for me but it was very pleasant. I enjoyed the flavor notes and especially the last third where the smok tobacco came more into play. This cigar was very relaxing to me as it was smooth, minimal if at all pepper notes, cocoa, some floral and other earthy flavors were consistent and tasty.” -Diana (ArmyRN)

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Blind Cigar Review: La Barba | One and Only 2018 Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: La Barba | One and Only 2018

“This was an amazing mild to medium bodied stick that worked very well with those larger size. Uddles of flavor that scream a quality smoke which is enjoyable anytime of the day which is very satisfying. The finale towards the end screams with a buttery richness to make an amazing ending. Stop what your doing and order these stat!” -John A. (Bostoneo)

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