"Very spicy cigar from beginning to end. The only exception was on the cold draw, which has sweet tea notes. The spicy notes include notes of cinnamon, jalapeno, and black pepper, and licorice. Veiny construction and hard spots that don't hinder the pleasure. Good draw and burn. Very strong grey-white ash that hangs on for half of the cigar. I'd smoke this stick again and include in my humidor." -Sean F. (fullermaine)
"Great looking and performing lancero. If you like an earthy profile this would be a great choice. I did find that it had a lack of transitions and was a bit one-dimensional. Still, the profile was solid and engaging the entire time." -Alan (Eulogy)
Black Label Trading Company has announced the release of Dreadnought as an Atlantic Cigar Company exclusive. It is, of course, rolled at Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua. The blend uses a Mexican San Andres wrapper, Ecuadorian Habano binder, and Nicaraguan filler. It comes in just one size, a 6 x 52 toro in packs of 10. Each cigar will sell for $12.00.
AllBlind Cigar ReviewsDrew EstateFeaturedHerrera EsteliJonathan DrewMexican San AndresToroUSAWilly Herrera·
"Smooth and perfectly balanced was the name of the game for this cigar from beginning to end. The transitions in flavor profiles were subtle yet plentiful enough to keep my palate engaged while the contrast of bitter and sweet complimented each other in such harmony that was not overly complex or obscure. Every puff was thoroughly enjoyable and even though it was almost a two-hour smoke, I didn't want it to end." -Noah S. (Noah)
AllBlind Cigar ReviewsCrowned HeadsDominican RepublicE.P. CarrilloFeaturedJon HuberMexican San AndresToro·
"Not an enjoyable cigar. Oily wrapper that burns the cigar quickly. Uneven burn with multiple touch-ups. Rough draw in some spots. The only good thing was the flavor notes. Notes of salt, chocolate, hickory, and bitter tea. Nice grey ash that holds on for about an inch. Not a cigar I'd want to try again." -Sean F. (fullermaine)
"A very solid medium body cigar from the first puff till I finished the review. The first and second thirds were very enjoyable, but towards the end it started to go flat and bring some bitterness. With the dryer smoke at the end I feel that it amplified the bitterness for me. " -Quinn (quinnpins269)
Cigar Info Foundation Cigars debuted a new core line of cigars, Olmec, at the 2022 PCA trade show. Foundation Olmec...
"It is not easy to make a great figurado, at least one that pleases me. This cigar definitely was a hit for me. The construction and draw were spot on. The profile was complex and a great compilation of notes that I relish. You can't go wrong with the sweetness of chocolate-covered cherries and the spice of red pepper. Add in root beer and you've got a fan in me. " -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
"Overall, a great cigar. Plenty of smoke and enjoyable flavors. Although the flavor transitions were not super complex, the flavors of leather, cedar, and the later presence of sweetness made for an overall pleasurable experience. The temperature from the smoke was fairly cool and I was able to take this one all the way down to a nub and never really picked up any harshness. I will definitely smoke this cigar again." -Angel M. (Angel)
"Overall, this was mighty tasty. A wonderful mixture of leather, charred wood, stewed fruits and pepper led the way to make a winning combination. Combined with great construction, it makes this cigar a no brainer to pick up again to enjoy again!" -John A. (Bostoneo)