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Blind Cigar Review: HVC | First Selection Limited Edition 2018 Broadleaf Short Robusto Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: HVC | First Selection Limited Edition 2018 Broadleaf Short Robusto

“I really enjoyed this cigar. It had just enough transitions to keep me interested and just kept getting better as I went along. There was a lot of creamy coco, brown sugar, leather, hay, and woodiness notes that all worked together in a really nice way. I would suggest trying one for yourself. ” -Jeff (ExpendableYouth)

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Blind Cigar Review: AVO | Signature Belicoso 30 Years Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: AVO | Signature Belicoso 30 Years

“This was a very flavorful, well executed, mild cigar. The constant reminder of sweetness paired with the various other notes made this cigar a pleasure to smoke. While it did not have many flavor descriptors, what it offered was a great experience that I would definitely revisit in the future when I am in the mood for something milder and elegant.” -John A. (Bostoneo)

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Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Liga Privada H99 Toro Score 94%

Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Liga Privada H99 Toro

“This was a thoroughly enjoyable smoke that I could recommend to anyone that enjoys medium bodied and flavorful cigars. The flavor profile of light brown sugar, spices, and figs were very enjoyable as they each took turns highlighting themselves. Definitely a box where the smoke that I would buy multiples of!” -John A. (Bostoneo)

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Blind Cigar Review: Tatuaje | Nuevitas Estelí Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: Tatuaje | Nuevitas Estelí

“I really liked this cigar. It performed beautifully, it gave me lots of sweet chocolate flavors with a bit of white pepper and some baking spices. It never got above a medium in strength, and I even caught myself a few times looking at the cigar and saying out loud “Wow this is good.” Would definitely smoke more, if not purchase a box. ” -Mickey T. (irratebass)

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Blind Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua | Cinco Décadas Diadema Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua | Cinco Décadas Diadema

“The most impressive portion of this cigar in terms of flavor came at the end, but combined with the top notch construction leads me to rate this a bit higher than I might. It burned really nicely for much longer than I usually nurse a cigar, and I’m a fool for a big ol perfecto. ” -John I. (John I.)

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Blind Cigar Review: Iconic Leaf | Recluse Amadeus Habano Reserva Lancero Score 93%

Blind Cigar Review: Iconic Leaf | Recluse Amadeus Habano Reserva Lancero

“If I were to make my own cigar, it would look much like this. It was almost painful to put this cigar down. The savory qualities kept me coming back to it, distracting me from other things (like the kiddo crying about her ball rolling into the street.) It wouldn’t be hard to put this cigar into regular rotation, and when this is posted, I’ll probably find a box. While there wasn’t a whole lot of transition in flavors, what flavors it has keeps you coming back for more.” -Isaac M. (The Nothing)

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Blind Cigar Review: Macanudo | Inspirado Red Robusto Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: Macanudo | Inspirado Red Robusto

“If you could roll up an espresso stout into a cigar, it would probably be a lot like this one. Cocoa nibs and coffee permeated the cigar from start to finish, with little else going on other than an increase of body. The flavors were good, but there was little to keep me interested for long.” –Isaac M. (The Nothing)

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Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Traveling Man Toro Score 88%

Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Traveling Man Toro

”Overall this was a decent Cigar that would be appropriate for any time of the day regardless of how many you have already had. While not being terribly complex or diverse flavor profile, it did have a good consistent flavor throughout the session. I found it was hard to hold an ash as it consistently wanted to fall into my lap around the 1 inch mark. Smoke it again? Probably. ” –John A. (Bostoneo)

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Blind Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack | JJ14 Corona Gorda Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack | JJ14 Corona Gorda

“In the beginning I was quite impressed with this cigar and enjoyed it thoroughly. In fact, I had a hard time putting this cigar down for long. However, it didn’t finish well. My hope is that this was a one off as I would definitely try it again if others had a different experience. I so enjoyed the first two thirds of the cigar so much, that I’m probably scoring this cigar a little high overall. ” -Isaac M. (The Nothing)

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Blind Cigar Review: Home Roll | DBL Press No. 1157 Score 88%

Blind Cigar Review: Home Roll | DBL Press No. 1157

“Good smoke. For someone who enjoys milder cigars that aren’t tremendously challenging, this would be a nice cigar. Construction was on point aside from some initial draw concerns.
Flavor wise it wasn’t a big show, but if you like nice flowery cigars, this is definitely one. Probably wouldn’t be bad with coffee on a Sunday morning.” -John I. (John I.)

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Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Headley Grange Black Dog Dobles Score 87%

Blind Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Headley Grange Black Dog Dobles

“This was a not a flavor profile that fit my wheelhouse. Having said that, for someone who likes hazelnut and some black licorice this will be a decent cigar for them. I didn’t like the bitterness of the cigar but it did progress into a tartness that wasn’t distasteful to me. I would have thought the cigar would be stronger than it was given the types of flavors but it remained a medium to full, on the more medium side for me. A decent smoke for a specific palette.” –Diana (ArmyRN)

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