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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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Blind Cigar Review: Ave Maria | Lionheart Earl Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Ave Maria | Lionheart Earl

“Really well crafted and lovingly made cigar that is probably the polar opposite of what appeals to my palate. Very crisp, bright and dry flavors. In the early portion there were some fairly negative points offering bitterness and astringency. Overall a fairly mild cigar that may appeal to devotees of a more classic Connecticut flavor profile. ” -John I. (John I.)

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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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Blind Cigar Review: Perdomo | Estate Selección Vintage Maduro Imperio Score 88%

Blind Cigar Review: Perdomo | Estate Selección Vintage Maduro Imperio

“The first third was great and I was hoping that it would continue but it fell off at the middle and went off the rails at the end in terms of flavor. The look and feel of the cigar make me think it’s very well made and even with ashy flavor at the end it still had great smoke production and produced a nice creamy smoke. It’s easier for me to forgive something that burns a little wonky or has a tight draw but the flavor has to be there. ” -Alan (Eulogy)

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Blind Cigar Review: Kristoff | Vengeance Toro Score 94%

Blind Cigar Review: Kristoff | Vengeance Toro

“Really excellent cigar. A bit larger format than I usually reach for, but the super sexy raggedy foot, and the pigtail cap really got my heart racing when I first saw this. Construction was exceptional throughout, and the overall flavor profile was really enjoyable. Nice sweet and super ripe tobacco on point here along with flirtations with some spice, espresso, and pepper along the way. Magnificent cigar. ” -John I. (John I.)

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Blind Cigar Review: TRE J | Invictis Centurio Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: TRE J | Invictis Centurio

“Very full bodied and flavored from begging to end. It’s certainly not pretty in terms of construction and the draw was way too loose but if you’re looking for a heavy hitting cigar this is a good choice. This is good size since the profile never had any dynamic shifts but I’m not sure how I would have felt if this was in a gordo size. ” -Alan (Eulogy)

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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: Indian Motorcycle | Connecticut Shade Robusto Score 93%

Blind Cigar Review: Indian Motorcycle | Connecticut Shade Robusto

“Before lighting up a stogie I always say “please PLEASE don’t give me a boring cigar!” and this sucker is far from boring. It constantly keeps you on your toes with flavors coming and going and then coming around the bend again. I will be buying a box of whatever these are, it’s a damn impressive cigar. ” -Matt Cade (CADE)

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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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