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Blind Cigar Review: Espinosa | Murcielago Robusto Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Espinosa | Murcielago Robusto

“This was a pretty long smoke for a robusto, taking almost an hour and a half to complete. I enjoyed this one a lot and intentionally smoked it slow and cool. Very nice flavors and great performance. I’ll be seeking this one out again for sure. ” -Dave W. (mdwest)

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Blind Cigar Review: CAO | Amazon Anaconda Score 88%

Blind Cigar Review: CAO | Amazon Anaconda

“Long story short, it was OK. Short story not so short, the first two thirds were tasty, and seemed to be cohesive. The final third just failed in my estimation. The flavors were unpleasant and harsh. If this cigar could have continued the same flavor profile, I would have rated it much higher. ” -Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)

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Blind Cigar Review: Hoyo | La Amistad Silver Robusto Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Hoyo | La Amistad Silver Robusto

“I was a little concerned on the cold draw before lighting, but this cigar was really pretty good. Good flavor combinations, and lots of smoke output. It did burn a bit on the fast side, but the flavors that came throughout the smoking experience were tasty and made sense together. I would smoke this again.” -Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)

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Blind Cigar Review: Pulita | 60 Aniversario Toro Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: Pulita | 60 Aniversario Toro

“This cigar hit all of my sweet spots in terms of flavor. Peppery, leathery, with hints of scotch whiskey toward the end. I’d happily invest in a few more of these to see if I could get some with a more consistent draw. I bet this would be a tremendous smoke if that issue was ameliorated. ” -John I. (John I.)

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Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Four Kicks Maduro Robusto Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Four Kicks Maduro Robusto

“While a pretty simple stick with no transitions or changes detected from beginning to end, this was still a really good smoke with plenty of flavor provided, a great flavor profile, and no maintenance required. I’d happily smoke this one again and recommend it to a friend. ” -Dave W. (mdwest)

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Blind Cigar Review: HR | Blue Petite Edmundo Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: HR | Blue Petite Edmundo

“Really good cigar. Solid core flavors, great initial flavor blast from the closed foot, and some interesting transitions along the way. There were a few minor construction issues, it wasn’t tremendously nuanced and it got a little flat toward the end, but there’s still good stuff happening here. I’d smoke a ton of these. ” -John I. (John I.)

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Blind Cigar Review: Partagas | Heritage Robusto Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Partagas | Heritage Robusto

“I really enjoyed this cigar. The flavors were plentiful and full and right in my wheelhouse. The aroma of this cigar is the reason I started to smoke cigars. Something about the smell reminded me of my childhood (I realize this sounds corny, but it is true). I will definitely be smoking more of these in the future and just hope the price tag is kind to the wallet.” -Adam B. (Bushboy)

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Blind Cigar Review: Cohiba | Blue Robusto Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Cohiba | Blue Robusto

“My vocabulary of superlatives are inadequate to do this justice. Easily one of the best, and most memorable cigars I’ve ever had. Complex, and really nicely nuanced. It doesn’t really progress through “changes” like a lot of cigars, instead there are all kinds of things happening, all the time.” -John I. (John I.)

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Blind Cigar Review: AVO | Syncro South America Ritmo Toro Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: AVO | Syncro South America Ritmo Toro

“In terms of flavor, this would likely be a good introductory cigar for a novice. The flavor profile is light, accessible and pleasant. Creamy, floral and mild mannered with a bit of a kick toward the end. Anyone with an interest in experiencing cigars would likely be impressed. The construction problems would be a drawback for a newcomer however.” -John I. (John I.)

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Blind Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Company | Bishop’s Blend Corona Larga Score 93%

Blind Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Company | Bishop’s Blend Corona Larga

“This cigar was, well, outstanding to me. This is something I could enjoy at any time and could even be something that I’d smoke very regularly. The flavors caught my attention at the beginning and the constant evolution kept me coming back for more. It was a surprisingly long smoking cigar with made it that much better.” -Isaac M. (The Nothing)

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