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Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Archetype Cloaks Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Archetype Cloaks

“This was a very tasty cigar for me and hit a lot of different flavor notes that my palette enjoyed immensely. There was enough variation and change that I was kept interested and paid more attention while smoking because of the constant nuanced changes. This is a great cigar for almost any level of cigar smoker. Not too strong for a beginner and complex enough for the seasoned smoker’s palette.” -Diana (ArmyRN)

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Editorial: Home Roll Cigar Series | Award Winners

I must admit, when I approached the home rollers on the BOTL web forum about a friendly contest, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I learned that coordinating a series of this type is a big logistical challenge for which I was unprepared.  In the end, it was a good experience for me.  I hope it was also a good experience for those who participated, and especially our readers.

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Blind Cigar Review: Oliva | Gilberto Reserva Corona Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Oliva | Gilberto Reserva Corona

“This was a nice pleasant smoke that I would absolutely smoke again. I believe this was a corona or even a petite corona. There was plenty of transitions to keep my attention. Starting out with wood, chocolate and rye then switching up to earth tones then settling out with cream…..very interesting smoke. ” -Mickey T. (irratebass)

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Blind Cigar Review: MLB Cigar Ventures | David P. Ehrlich Tremont Toro Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: MLB Cigar Ventures | David P. Ehrlich Tremont Toro

“This was a really nice cigar. Definitely a fist cigar of the day while sitting out on your deck with your morning coffee as the sun rises up.

There was plenty of walnut flavors and just a touch of spice and black pepper. I would say this was a mild to medium plus cigar, and there was just enough sweetness that kept popping up and wasn’t in your face. ” -Mickey T. (irratebass)

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Blind Cigar Review: HVC | Pan Caliente Double Corona Score 94%

Blind Cigar Review: HVC | Pan Caliente Double Corona

“I really enjoyed this cigar. So much sweet cream throughout with a great progression of spice building up. I was impressed by the appearance and smell even before lighting this cigar and it delivered a wonderful and relaxing experience. Would strongly recommend if the price allows. ” -David F. (dfafjf)

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Blind Cigar Review: MLB Cigar Ventures | Imperia Islero Toro Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: MLB Cigar Ventures | Imperia Islero Toro

“This was overall a pleasant medium bodied smoke with a few transitions throughout. The profile was limited to a few flavors which I had hoped that it would be more diverse. Overall a good smoke to enjoy and relax with. ” -John A. (John A.)

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Blind Cigar Review: Home Roll | Mischievous Marshmallow Score 86%

Blind Cigar Review: Home Roll | Mischievous Marshmallow

“Off the bat I enjoyed the sweetness and pepper flavors. The way they played off each other was enjoyable. I also enjoyed how the sweetness was like a glaze on my lips. While smoking the cigar, looking at the cigar, it was ok and was not wowed by how the cigar looked. I had to touch up the cigar and had to relight it twice throughout the smoke. As much as enjoyed the flavors in the first two thirds, the last third wrecked the experience for me. The way the cigar was constructed it burned my tongue and all the flavor were bitter. It left my mouth feeling like I smoked five cigars back to back.” -Daniel S. (Daniel S.)

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Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Luminosa Petite Corona Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Luminosa Petite Corona

“Have you ever lit up a cigar with no preconceived notions, and after the fist puff you say to yourself, or out loud “Damn, this is nice?” well I did and that same thought stayed with me the entire smoke. Just a great amount of cream/honey and sweetness. This would be an excellent first cigar of the day with or without coffee. My only complaint was it was so short, but maybe that was the maker’s intention, to keep you coming back for more. I personally would like to keep these in my humi, for when I need that perfect smoking experience. ” -Mickey T. (irratebass)

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Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Undercrown Sun Grown Corona Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Undercrown Sun Grown Corona

“I really enjoyed smoking this cigar. The first 1/3 of the cigar was truly fantastic. Really great spice and pepper to begin mixed with hints of sweetness. If the flavors continued throughout the rest of the cigar, it would have ranked much higher for me. While the second and final 1/3 of the cigar was very good, I was missing a lot of the flavors that the cigar started out having. ” -David F. (dfafjf)

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