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Quick Cigar Review: Viaje | Skull and Bones The Hulk Score 90%

Quick Cigar Review: Viaje | Skull and Bones The Hulk

There’s almost a sneaky level of nicotine that keeps building slowly the entire time. It wasn’t enough to make me dizzy but I could feel that warm sensation in my stomach. The burn was pretty good but it was slightly wavy the entire time but I didn’t need to touch up or relight it at any point so it had that going for it. The draw was snug but the smoke output was ample and had a creamy mouthfeel. There’s not a crazy amount of flavors that will keep you guessing but the experience that it provides is very solid and almost the classic Nicaraguan experience I look for in this style.

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Quick Cigar Review: Caldwell | Hit & Run Part Deux Almost Churchill Score 92%

Quick Cigar Review: Caldwell | Hit & Run Part Deux Almost Churchill

From the first third to the final third I really enjoyed this cigar. If I could smoke all cigars in this format I would be a happy fella as lonsdale is typically my favorite size in any cigar this is just a slightly thicker lonsdale coming in at a 6 1/4 x 48. The cigar had a consistent profile from beginning to end but I thoroughly enjoyed the smoking experience. I would probably rate this cigar a bit higher if it had a bit more of a wow factor but I would be happy to have boxes of these.  

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Quick Cigar Review: Davidoff | Oro Blanco Score 96%

Quick Cigar Review: Davidoff | Oro Blanco

You get what you pay for here. A unique experience with clean defined flavors that were perfectly well balanced throughout the entirety of the duration of this ultra premium cigar. Complexity is unmatched to any cigar I’ve ever had making this smoke a dream. Construction and draw were phenomenal however this particular sample had some issues with the burn line until the second half where it caught up. Because of the fullness and richness of this medium to medium full bodied smoke, it is not something you’ll reach for (providing you have the available funds) everyday. This cigar is meant for those special occasions when you want something that screams quality in terms of very rich flavor that is defined, unique and unmatched to any other stick. Whilst not my sweet spot for flavor profiles, as it was a tad too sweet for me, this definitely goes into my top echelon of cigars I have ever enjoyed.

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Quick Cigar Review: Don Lino Africa | Robusto Score 89%

Quick Cigar Review: Don Lino Africa | Robusto

While I have never smoked the original Don Lino I have seen them in catalogs etc. but I can’t make any comparisons. I did enjoy this cigar but it’s not in my top 5 cigars that come from Miami Cigar and Company. The creaminess at the end really brought this cigar home and I do recommend picking up a fiver at the very least.

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Quick Cigar Review: H. Upmann | 175th Anniversary Score 94%

Quick Cigar Review: H. Upmann | 175th Anniversary

When I was looking through the humidor of my local shop the H. Upmann 175th stood out like a shining star. I am always a sucker for Churchill sized cigars and while I rarely find time to fully enjoy one but when I do it’s always a treat. The cigar was well constructed and required no touch ups through the entire 1 hour and 45 minutes of smoking time. The ash held on in large chunks throughout the cigar. The second third hands down was my favorite as I was getting those cream soda notes which I usually don’t experience. Hands down would buy a box of these.

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Quick Cigar Review: Don Rafa | Habano Robusto Score 87%

Quick Cigar Review: Don Rafa | Habano Robusto

The burn on needed a couple of touch-ups, but it burned pretty evenly. There was very little resistance on the draw which is what I prefer. Construction was top notch in my opinion, there was plenty of ash and smoke and the cigar stayed cool throughout the duration of the smoke. Overall I liked this cigar, it wasn’t mind blowing, but they all can’t be right? Anyway this was a nice smooth smoke from first puff to the last. The cigar never got above a medium in strength and dare I say it was almost mild. There was some creaminess along with a surprisingly cherry sweetness and oak flavors. I would definitely smoke this again.

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Quick Cigar Review: Montecristo | Cincuenta Toro Score 93%

Quick Cigar Review: Montecristo | Cincuenta Toro

This was an excellent cigar. I had actually planned to smoke something else when this cigar caught my eye. The color combo on the bands is outstanding and for sure stands out from the crowd. The first and second third were incredible with the final third getting a bit more bitter. If you asked me to rate this cigar based on the first third it would be a much higher score. In the end I would smoke many more of these if given the chance.

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Quick Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Tobac | Neanderthal LH Score 95%

Quick Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Tobac | Neanderthal LH

I’ll preface this by admitting full well that I don’t generally enjoy larger RG cigars, and typically smoke 46RG and below. That being said, this cigar blew my mind. I’ve always had fondness for the Neanderthal line, and with this cigar, I think Skip and Mike finally distilled their goal into the perfect package. It’s squat and buff, in your face and unrelenting, and yet you keep wanting to come back for more. My total smoke time was 1 hour 55 minutes, but with a nubbing tool I could have squeezed another 10-15 minutes out of it; very impressive for such a short cigar. If you’re a fan of strong cigars with a complex variety of flavors, regardless of vitola preference, I recommend you get your hands on one of these as soon as you can.

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Quick Cigar Review: Paul Stulac | Red Screaming Sun Lancero Score 90%

Quick Cigar Review: Paul Stulac | Red Screaming Sun Lancero

This is a very good cigar even with some of the issues that I ran across. The draw at the halfway point became very very tight. The burn never suffered because of it though and the ash fell at one inch increments almost like clockwork. The strength started at medium and then shot up to full and never backed down. Overall, this is an excellent exclusive for The Privada Cigar Club especially for a lancero.

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Quick Cigar Review: Drew Estate | ACID 20 Score 95%

Quick Cigar Review: Drew Estate | ACID 20

It does everything so well it’s hard to find a fault with it. If I’m being nit-picky, it smoked a little fast for it’s size. The smoke output was phenomenal, the burn was almost razor sharp though out, the draw was perfect, and the flavor profile evolved all the way through. I’m not a flavored cigar fan but I’m a fan of this one. I remember smoking this at IPCPR and feeling that it was in the top 5 new cigars at the show. It was actually the best cigar that I smoked that day and was teased relentlessly for it. Trying it for a second time now, it holds up the previous experience. Honestly, give it a try and be open to the experience and I think you’ll be very surprised at how good this actually is.

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Quick Cigar Review: La Aurora | 115th Anniversary Limited Edition Belicoso Score 94%

Quick Cigar Review: La Aurora | 115th Anniversary Limited Edition Belicoso

I had high expectations going into this cigar with it being the 115th anniversary and all the hype over the last year.   I have to say it did not disappoint as I enjoyed the flavor profile from beginning to end.  I had to touch up the burn once or twice but overall it performed outstandingly.   While the cigar is on the pricey side I would happily light up another given the chance.   Highly recommend this cigar.   

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Quick Cigar Review: Warped | The Absurd

The relights kinda hurt this one for me. I think I had to touch up once and outright relight it four times which was weird because it would just go out the moment after I took a draw. The flavors were very unique and I can’t recall the last time I had a cigar with this upfront level of cinnamon in the profile but my tongue feels like its been rubbed raw from the experience. It sounds a bit harsh but in actuality this is a fantastic cigar as far as the flavors and smoke output is concerned.

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