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Quick Cigar Review: Arturo Fuente | Opus X 20th Anniversary Father & Son Score 95%

Quick Cigar Review: Arturo Fuente | Opus X 20th Anniversary Father & Son

This cigar was so much better after a couple months of rest. When I first smoked it, I knew it was good, but not as special as I hoped. This time it was special. This 20th Anniversary Opus is nothing like the regular opus. It is medium bodied and nuanced, not in your face strength. The construction was almost perfect and the flavors were balanced. I only look forward to how this will age years on. Definitely recommend if you can find them.

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Quick Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Enclave Broadleaf Robusto Score 93%

Quick Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Enclave Broadleaf Robusto

This was an excellent cigar, really a solid broadleaf. I am surprised how much this didn’t taste like the regular Enclave, but broadleaf does tend to take over the flavor of a cigar when wrapped. The draw was snug but very good and the burn was average. I would put this as one of the better broadleaf offerings of AJ Fernandez, which is saying a lot because he makes a lot. I’m excited to see how these score in blind review, and I would suggest trying them when it comes out.

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Quick Cigar Review: Liga Privada | Aniverário Robusto

To be honest this cigar reminded me a lot of the All Out Kings, which is made at Drew Estate using the same Habano wrapper as T-52. It is very much like a mild version of the T-52. The final third was just a bit sour, but not a huge turnoff and I think this will improve with time. I really enjoyed this smoke and it is quite a departure from previous Liga Privada releases in its strength, yet it retains the complexity. I am curious to see how these age, definitely get a hold of some of these if you can.

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Quick Cigar Review: Pinar del Rio | Reserva Superior Salomon

This was an excellent cigar. I have never come across a PDR that I didn’t enjoy, but this one was among the best. I could also sense in it great aging potential and I believe time will only bring out more of the spice and coffee bean I detected in pre-light. These will not be around long, and I would advise against hesitation on purchasing some of these, as they will not lost long. I remember debating on pulling the trigger on a box of these when they were available years ago, and now regret not buying it even more. Buy a box of these, you will not be sorry.

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Quick Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral | Zlatno Sonce Toro

This was an excellent cigar. It was a Connecticut, which I usually don’t gravitate towards, but as I said before, this is not your typical Connecticut. There is TONS of flavor and many transitions to keep your attention. The cigar was very smooth, and could be enjoyed anytime of the day not just with your coffee or as your 1st smoke of the day, but I will recommend you smoke it on a fresh palate in order to taste all the flavors this stick throws at you. My hat’s off to Riste on making a wonderful smoke.

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Quick Cigar Review: Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla II

Full disclosure… I have been a member of Cigar Dojo for a few years now. As a result of my time on the Dojo app, I have made some great friends and learned a lot about this hobby that we all love so much. When the original Sarsaparilla cigar was released in the Fall of 2014, I was excited to try it because I was already a big fan of the cigars coming out of the La Zona factory from Erik Espinosa. The original Sarsaparilla cigar proved to be another winner, and I still consider that to be one of the best cigars to have ever been crafted at La Zona.

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Quick Cigar Review: El Primer Mundo | EPM 10 Year Anniversary

To celebrate the milestone of 10 years for El Primer Mundo Cigars, Sean Williams introduced the EPM 10 Year Anniversary cigar. It was released in June of 2016 and will be available at a very select group of retailers by invitation only. The cigar features a Rosado wrapper from Nicaragua, San Vicente binder, and Ligero Criollo, Ligero Negrito, and Corojo 2006 filler. It it made at the De Los Reyes SA factory in Dominican Republic. The EPM 10 Year is available in three vitolas. A 6×54 (MSRP $9.75) Toro, 5×50 Robusto (MSRP $8.75), and 5.5×42 Corona (MSRP $8.50). The cigar sampled for this review was the Toro vitola.

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Quick Cigar Reviews: Room 101 | Chief Cool Arrow Filerokee

I have been really impressed with many of the cigars released under the Room 101 brand name, and the Chief Cool Arrow is also impressive. The cigar is not only beautiful and interesting in the design, but it is well made and classically constructed. The flavor profile is in good company with the overall design. Bold, but classical. No harshness or overpowering notes ever came through the profile, and it was pleasant to smoke. Not boring or lackluster, but still some subtle nuances that kept me interested and excited to see what the next puff would bring. I recommend this cigar and am looking forward to trying the other vitolas.

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Quick Cigar Review: All Out Kings | Give Me Your Lunch Money

Yes, I knew what I was smoking. Yes, I am a fan of Drew Estate, especially the T-52 and also blends from Willy Herrera. Yes, I am a fan of Caldwell, especially The King is Dead and The Last Tsar. Take all of that into account, and call me a fanboy if you want. I just don’t care, because this was an excellent cigar.

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Quick Cigar Review: Davdioff | Yamasa Toro

I imagine this is what a fresh Cuban Davidoff would have tasted like back in the 80’s. I’ve been fortunate to have one that was almost 30 years old, so I know the profile, but in those 30 years, some strength is lost. I appreciated the Davidoff Nicaragua for it’s Nicaraguan take on the classic Davidoff profile and it’s perfectly balanced flavors. I appreciated the Escurio for how unique and different it was. But this, is something completely different. This is a truly full flavored cigar that teeters in medium-full strength and has such a great classic profile. This is a game changer, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I liked this cigar even better than the Box-Pressed Nicaragua.

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