"This was a nice full flavored and full bodied cigar. The nicotine punch would cause me to hesitate before offering it to an inexperienced smoker, but I would gladly pick up another!" -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
"This was a good cigar that offered some good sweet notes of cherries and chocolate. Nothing fancy or overly complex. Just straight-forward flavors. It would make for a nice after-dinner cigar, paired with a moderate proofed bourbon or rye. " -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
"Overall I enjoyed this cigar. The transition from dry and earth to bakers spice and bread notes was a pleasant surprise. The lemon zest on the finish definitely added to the overall experience " -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)
"This medium to full profiled cigar will give you plenty of strong flavors to keep the most hardened enthusiast interested. Big bodied notes of chocolate, leather, wood, and pepper kept always in play at some level, while It burned on. Burn and construction were top-notch as this cigar slowly burnt and lasted a whole eighty minutes for a Robusto. It was a bit strong for me, but I am sure there are plenty of people who may enjoy this." -John A. (Bostoneo)
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"It's June while I'm reviewing this so the talk of winter smokes seems out of place here but this is a strong contender for the colder months. The smoke output, flavors, and construction all make this a tiny but mighty cigar for me. If you want a compact flavorful cigar this could be what you're looking for." -Alan (Eulogy)
Crux Cigars has started shipping the latest new vitola in their Epicure Maduro line: the Epicure Maduro Short Salomone. The new cigar measures 6 x 54 and uses a Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper with Nicaraguan binder and fillers. The Epicure Maduro line has been around since 2018 and was a maduro extension to the original Connecticut Epicure line.
"Fairly one dimensional with a flavor profile hovering around sweet and leathery. All of that was nice enough, but definitely a milder cigar than I generally prefer. I wouldn't be to quick to seek out more of these, but it would serve as a decent enough experience for a cigar novice. " -John I. (John I.)
CAO announced today that Zócalo is coming back, now as a regular production cigar. The name comes from a celebratory city square in Mexico. Zócalo was first released in 2018 as a limited edition blend and in just one vitola. The new regular production version of Zócalo comes in three sizes. It was the first CAO cigar to use a Mexican wrapper. We reviewed the original back in 2018 and gave it an 89.
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"An extremely earthy and smoky cigar. If you are a fan a sticks with strong mineral and hickory style flavors this should be added to your list to try. While it's not exactly my preferred profile I definitely appreciated the layers of mineral, smoke, and hints of spice." -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)