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Blind Cigar Review: Alec & Bradley | Blind Faith Toro Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Alec & Bradley | Blind Faith Toro

“This was an enjoyable cigar with distinct, easily discernible flavors which fluctuated in their prominence throughout the smoking experience. It was aided by solid construction and a lack of overall boringness. While not presenting itself as anything groundbreaking, I would certainly smoke this cigar again.” -Matt Cade (CADE)

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Blind Cigar Review: Tatuaje | ME II Toro Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: Tatuaje | ME II Toro

“This cigar was really really good. From the initial aromas and cold draw, to the nice burn and finished product, there was not much to not enjoy. The subtle notes of cherry jam that came in during the middle really gave this a complex profile. These are very good well-made cigars and I can only hope I have the opportunity to smoke another one.” -Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

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Blind Cigar Review: HVC | Serie A Perlas Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: HVC | Serie A Perlas

“Overall, not a bad tasty cigar, definitely slightly above average if smoked correctly, slow and low. The loose draw made this one smoke rather quickly, 55 minutes to be exact, and forced the smoker to slow down and sip this sample. The creamy notes of almonds, leather, peanut shells, and wood complimented each other very nicely and provided a well-balanced experience. I believe this would only be amplified with a better constructed cigar and would be improved immensely. ” -John A. (Bostoneo)

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Blind Cigar Review: La Palina | Classic Natural Toro Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: La Palina | Classic Natural Toro

“Featuring very little in the way of complexity and with only some minor transitions throughout the smoking experience, I won’t go so far as to say this is a boring cigar. Rather this was a fine cigar featuring fine flavors and fine construction. That’s it, it was just “fine” all around. ” -Matt Cade (CADE)

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Blind Cigar Review: AVO | Improvisation LE20 Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: AVO | Improvisation LE20

“The cigar started off well, developed nicely, then finished with a slight harshness that wasn’t quite enjoyable. It heated up quite a bit in the final third. Maybe smoking it slower would eliminate this, but I am not 100% sure. All in all a decent smoke. The power behind it as it transitioned through the final two thirds was a bit of a surprise, and may prove too strong for a newer smoker. I was expecting it to stay in the medium range with the sweeter notes from the beginning.” -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)

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Blind Cigar Review: Diesel | Whiskey Row Robusto Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: Diesel | Whiskey Row Robusto

“The flavors never changed from beginning to end but it was a pretty unique experience in terms of flavor. There’s only a few cigars that remind me of that sort of fermented grain flavor of beer and that’s what I tasted from start to finish. The smoke output and construction were spot on and it’s hard to find fault with anything. If you the taste of beer this might be something to try.” -Alan (Eulogy)

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Blind Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana | Spanish Press Robusto Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana | Spanish Press Robusto

“Magnificent cigar. I’m not a boxed press enthusiast, but I really enjoyed this one despite the format. The flavors nailed a lot of my personal preferences featuring loads of creaminess, leather; ranging from soft and supple to bold and aggressive, and throughout offered a balanced sweetness. Additional notes of mineral and salt played against the sweet creaminess nicely. ” -John I. (John I.)

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Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Liga Privada Unico Serie Year of the Rat Score 95%

Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Liga Privada Unico Serie Year of the Rat

“As noted in my tasting notes, each flavor was just as I expected . Dark chocolate and coffee with a slight earthiness all creating a notable smoking experience . I’d easily give this a 95. Great cigar that is box worthy for sure. ” -Kevin J. (maninblack77)

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Blind Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez | Días De Gloria Short Churchill Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez | Días De Gloria Short Churchill

“Overall this was a good cigar. That’s about it….it was good. There were hints of cream, sweetness, orange?? Cotton candy?? Cedar, wood and coffee….I kind of wished the weird flavors of cotton candy and orange stayed around longer so I don’t feel like it was my imagination. ” -Mickey T. (irratebass)

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Blind Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares | Altar Q Score 94%

Blind Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares | Altar Q

“Rarely is ever do I have a cigar experience that is as epic as this was. The flavors and aromas were beyond extraordinary and they worked so well together . Citrus, salted nuts, slight sweetness, and a retro so smooth it should be criminal. I’d easily give this a 98. Multi box worthy. Trust me, you’re gonna enjoy this if you enjoy what time and great tobacco can do together. ” -Kevin J. (maninblack77)

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Blind Cigar Review: Maya Selva | Villa Zamorano Reserva Robusto Score 86%

Blind Cigar Review: Maya Selva | Villa Zamorano Reserva Robusto

“This was a decent cigar although the lemon citrus notes almost became too much for me at one point. I enjoyed the woodiness and the hints of leafy vegetation and mild nuttiness that was there from time to time. I’d definitely try this cigar again, to re-evaluated the overall flavors and note any flavor changes with an improved draw.” -Diana (ArmyRN)

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