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Blind Cigar Review: Camacho | Distillery Edition Connecticut Toro Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Camacho | Distillery Edition Connecticut Toro

“This is an exquisite, refined cigar. Distinct, well-defined flavors all around accentuated by a crisp burn line and overall fantastic construction. As my good friend Tut occasionally says “I can feel the blender’s intent while smoking this cigar” and I would agree with him in this case. My gut says this is a very pricey cigar but, as my wife would happily tell you, I’ve been wrong many many times before…” -Matt Cade (CADE)

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Blind Cigar Review: La Aurora | 1985 Maduro Robusto Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: La Aurora | 1985 Maduro Robusto

“Any cigar that does not become bitter near the end is a good one. The spices for most of the time were a nice blend of cinnamon and nutmeg with a great spice tingle. Towards the end the black licorice came in but was not over bearing. All in all this is one that will pair well with a single malt scotch. It would be a nice addition to my humidor.” -Eric (smalls29)

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Blind Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime | A Cuban Experience El Elegante Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime | A Cuban Experience El Elegante

“I know this particular vitola is suppose to be more of a cigar snob size but I love them when they’re done well. This one is fantastic. The burn, smoke output, and journey of flavors set this apart from most lanceros that I have smoked. I can’t recommend these enough. Go out and buy some. ” -Alan (Eulogy)

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Blind Cigar Review: Joya De Nicaragua | Cinco Décadas Fundador Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: Joya De Nicaragua | Cinco Décadas Fundador

“This was a very good cigar with excellent burn and flavor transitions. I would definitely smoke this one again. At first, I thought this was going to be a quick smoke, however, it continued to burn well beyond what I expected. Pair with coffee, English Brown or Lightly pleated Scotch. ” -James H. (Keikan Jim)

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Blind Cigar Review: La Barba | Ricochet Cru Mexi-Sol Coronita Score 95%

Blind Cigar Review: La Barba | Ricochet Cru Mexi-Sol Coronita

“Magnificent cigar. Loved it. Perfect format for me personally, and a flavor profile to match. Big, bold flavors of earth with a world wind tour of coffee, molasses, spices, peppercorns and a bit of an anisette flashing around on the finish. Tremendous construction, nearly flawless. Very extremely well made. Nice progression in terms of strength, starts out very manageable and builds to an agreeable and enjoyable full body by the end. Quite possibly the perfect cigar to follow a big meal. I’m buying boxes. No doubt about it. ” -John I. (John I.)

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Blind Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana | 25th Anniversary Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana | 25th Anniversary

“I enjoyed this quite a lot. Nice change from my usual flavor preferences as well as being out of my comfort zone in terms of vitola. Served as a nice reminder to get out of your comfort zone once in a while. There’s a great big world of cigar opportunities out there and it’s nice to step out of your normal routine from time to time. This cigar stayed pretty much in the medium realm throughout in terms of strength and complexity. The display of really nicely refined baked good flavor, floral qualities, finishing with rich dark woody notes offered a nice range of experiences. Aside from some mid-smoke missteps in construction this was a real joy of a cigar. ” -John I. (John I.)

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Blind Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua | Antaño CT Robusto Score 93%

Blind Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua | Antaño CT Robusto

“If you are a fan of mild cigars this is a real winner. The depth of flavors were terrific, smoke output was phenomenal, and profile changes kept me engaged. I would certainly smoke this again and again. ” -Alan (Eulogy)

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Blind Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas | La Mandarria Score 95%

Blind Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas | La Mandarria

“I knew from the look and smell of this cigar I was in for a treat and it didn’t disappoint. Premium cigars should just preform this well in terms of construction, smoke output, and flavor. I think if there was just a bit more dynamic flavor profile changes it would have put it over the top. Still there’s so much here to like I have to recommend picking up a fiver and just enjoying a terrific cigar. ” -Alan (Eulogy)

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Blind Cigar Review: La Aurora | 115th Anniversary Robusto Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: La Aurora | 115th Anniversary Robusto

“I really dug this cigar even though it’s not something that’s in my normal flavor profile. While the flavors were consistent throughout they were fairly satisfying. I really enjoyed the saltiness begging me to have something close at hand to drink. The burn was excellent. The ash fell through each third. This cigar was just a solid performer from start to finish.” -Isaac M. (The Nothing)

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