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Category: Mexican San Andres

Blind Cigar Review: Cavalier Genève | Black Series II Toro Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: Cavalier Genève | Black Series II Toro

“Great cigar! Taste was excellent with an amazing burn. Hard to find anything wrong. The chocolate and earthiness was great. Just the right amount of bitterness to the chocolate flavors so it did not overpower the other flavors. I really enjoyed the raisins and dated in the first and second third. I would have like them to finish off the cigar however I can not complain how it finished with the rustic flavor.” -Jake P. (Jake P.)

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Blind Cigar Review: Crux | Epicure Maduro Robusto Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: Crux | Epicure Maduro Robusto

“It’s a fantastic cigar. I’m not going to say it will wow you with it’s dynamic profile changes because it won’t. The flavors are the same from beginning to end but they’re crisp and bold the entire time. It just does so many things right that it’s impossible not to recommend and if I was after a great experience that I was just wanting to relax and enjoy smoking I would reach for again and again. ” -Alan (Eulogy)

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Blind Cigar Review: PDR | El Trovador Maduro Robusto Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: PDR | El Trovador Maduro Robusto

“While I typically do not prefer cigars that are “one dimensional”, I do appreciate ones that have minimal transitions, with outstanding representations of the flavors that are there. This is one of those cigars. My only complaint is this was a relatively fast burner. It was one that I wished I had a toro version of, cause I wasn’t ready to be done when the nub got to hot to hold! ” -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)

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Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Archetype Chapter 3 Sacred Scales Robusto Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Archetype Chapter 3 Sacred Scales Robusto

“A cigar I hated to lose in the process of smoking. Great notes of cherry, earth, leather, cocoa, and oak make this a excellent cigar. Great ash that hung on to the cigar for 30 minutes or better. Five or more of these cigar would round out your humidor perfectly.” -Sean F. (fullermaine)

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Blind Cigar Review: El Artista | Big Papi Slugger Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: El Artista | Big Papi Slugger

“My first impressions were negative due to the size of the cigar. Eliminating my bias towards that was easy once I started smoking the cigar. It really was a pleasant and long experience. This is still not necessarily going to be a first choice smoke for me but I can say it was flavorful enough all the way through to work for a niche smoke at the right time for me. Well constructed and good looking, I’d revisit this cigar again.” -Diana (ArmyRN)

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Blind Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares | Super Fly Toro Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares | Super Fly Toro

“Man…I really enjoyed the flavors of this cigar! I really love coffee and this was coffee for the duration. A funny story on this one is that due to high elevation my jet lighter wouldn’t light. I ended up starting a small campfire by hand with friction and sticks and lit the cigar that way…a first for me, and now I know I’m a survivor…” -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

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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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Blind Cigar Review: Foundation | Menelik Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Foundation | Menelik

“I think it’s better than the sum of its parts. It smokes great, the ash was impressive, I liked the shape and ascetics of the cigar. It just could have been a bit more interesting in terms of flavor. It’s by no means bland or wispy in flavors but I’d have to be in the mood for a tobacco flavor profile to really enjoy it at the time. Still, I would recommend this if the price was right and the flavors are in your wheelhouse. ” -Alan (Eulogy)

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Blind Cigar Review: El Artista | Cimarron Maduro Toro Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: El Artista | Cimarron Maduro Toro

“This cigar was enjoyable to say the least. Flavors did not develop or transition, however remain consistent and enjoyable throughout. Strength built a touch but that is expected with a ring gauge around 50. I would definitely smoke again and recommend” -Adam B. (Bushboy)

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Blind Cigar Review: La Barba | Ricochet (Primitivo) 5 3/4 x 46 Score 94%

Blind Cigar Review: La Barba | Ricochet (Primitivo) 5 3/4 x 46

“Overall this was a very nice cigar for me. It started out with a lot of strong pepper spice but then as it went on the spice calmed down but was always there. It became full, thick and creamy and the construction was perfect.” -Wes (SosaCub4Life)

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