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Category: Quick Cigar Reviews

Quick Cigar Review: Powstanie | SBC 18

It feels like most barber pole cigars are more of a conversation starter in public places. They’re nice to look at but they’re usually just for looks. This one was both attractive and a great cigar. The draw was perfect. The construction was top notch in terms of roll and ascetics. The flavors were crisp and the transitions kept it interesting through the almost two hours it took to smoke. I’m also more heavily swayed by the quality of smoke as well as the flavors that I get from it. This one delivered on both fronts. Usually, it’s pepper that gives most of the bite but this one was much more baking spice which gave it a bit more uniqueness.

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Quick Cigar Review: Ezra Zion | Snowman

I am very impressed with this cigar overall and wish I had more to smoke. The profile changes kept me engaged throughout and the changes were so dramatic that it almost felt like smoking multiple great cigars. The burn was razor sharp but the foot of the cigar was a little loose which made the smoke output a little thin till the final third.

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Quick Cigar Review: Davidoff | Superior Toro

Overall, this was a very tasty cigar with many flavors one doesn’t typically get with many sticks. I thoroughly enjoyed the sweet creamy flavors that exuded from the cigar. The burn was spot on and construction near perfect. The only issue was the super flaky ash, which ended up all over me as bits and pieces would separate from the main bulk. Worth $32? Maybe as a celebratory smoke or if you want something that is a change of pace that is a mild/medium profile. Thumbs up on this masterpiece.

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Quick Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo | Encore Majestic

The Encore Majestic is the penultimate cigar smoking experience for me. Good looking, well constructed with a very good draw and burn, this smoking experience left me wanting nothing more than what I had. Easy to smoke, enjoyable to my palette and relaxing yet interesting, the Majestic maintained it’s great construction without need for touch-ups while producing a nice amount of bluish white smoke. The flavors were there right from the start with great progression and a weaving type quality that kept me very interested. It hits all my sweet spots of earthiness, chocolate and coffee, citrus and even a bit of nuttiness mixed in from time to time. I don’t buy a lot of boxes of cigars because I really do like variety but I dare say this is one cigar that will have a permanent place on my list of box worthy cigars.

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Quick Review: Byron | Londinenses Reserva 5 Años

This is such a handsome cigar, it was so well constructed. From the wrapper to the roll it was picture perfect. There were no soft spots, burn issues, and the draw was perfect. The ever changing profile kept me fully engaged. This is more of a medium flavor profile with a just slightly above mild strength. If I’m being very nitpicky I personally would have liked a slightly thicker smoke; but it was in no way thin or wispy. From a price stand point this is definitely more of a special occasion cigar but I would highly recommend one.

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Quick Cigar Review: Bespoke | Traditional Robusto

I am certainly happy I have a box of these to share incoming for the holidays! This is a very easy going smoke for those who appreciate a subtle milder medium bodied smoke. I imagine lighting one of these cigars up while rocking in my chair by a warm fireplace, embracing the experience of the mellow and nuanced flavors provided. Construction was top notch however the burn struggled to keep razor sharp. While it wont completely rock your socks off like full bodied sticks, it’s nice to know that this cigar maintains a well balanced profile that anyone can enjoy anytime for a good hour.

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Quick Cigar Review: Bespoke | Basilica A

Amazing would be an understatement for this fine luxurious smoke. Ample amounts of complexity and well balanced medium bodied flavors were extracted and deeply appreciated as the blender really knows how to make a grade A smoke.  I cannot sing praises high enough… you MUST… in fact I demand you to buy a Bespoke Basilica A and experience what this cigar has to offer… you will be forever spoiled.

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Quick Cigar Review: Atabey | Spiritus

This was a great cigar! I don’t get into the hype of $30, $50 or even $100 cigars, but this Atabey Spiritus was amazing! The draw was a bit snug, but I can’t blame that on the the cigar I don’t think. This was given to my by the BMP’s staff to review. The construction was spot on, but by the end of the second half the head started to come off a bit, again that might have been my user and I just got it too wet. Overall this cigar greeted me with lots and lots of sweetness with hay, and honey. It tipped the scales of medium, but just barely and only briefly. This was an elegant cigar that could be enjoyed at any time of the day, but I think in the morning would be the best or late at night as your last cigar of the day. They are not inexpensive, but if you get the chance I cannot recommend Atabey enough. 

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Quick Cigar Review: Warped | La Relatos The First

I really enjoyed the La Relatos, there was enough transitions to really hold and make me pay attention to the cigar. The draw was a little tight, and if i wasn’t reviewing it I would have used a draw tool, which I feel would work wonders. Really nice construction, it gave me about an inch and a 1/2 of inch before I felt I had to tap it off. Only one rel-light that I can remember, and the cigar last me almost 2 hours.

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Quick Cigar Review: Sindicato | Particulares #1

This was an great cigar. This is one cigar that you can’t judge based on appearance. This cigar ramped up quickly on the strength aspect but was never harsh. This cigar was a recent purchase and did not have much age on it. I am curious what aging would do to these. I enjoyed the flavor profile throughout, while the cigar didn’t drastically change the core flavors would come and go throughout. I will definitely be picking up a fiver.

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Quick Cigar Review: Warped | Moon Garden Lancero

I really enjoyed this cigar from start to finish. It’s hard to describe just how well all of the elements of this cigar worked together to provide such an enjoyable experience but every bit of this cigar just worked for me. I am normally not a fan of really strong cigars but this one just did it for me. I picked up a five pack of these just based on the Warped name alone and really wish I had bought the whole box. If you can get your hands on one I would say go for it.

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