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Blind Cigar Review: Pura Soul | Maduro Robusto

“With all the different things going on in this blend, there is a unity that is achieved here that is rare in cigar blending. While I was not blown away by this cigar, I was satisfied with the expectations I had based on its stellar appearance. I normally go for really chocolatey, rich cigars. And this was definitely rich in flavor, just in different ways than I am used to. I know it sounds ridiculous to describe a cigar as “smoky” but the flavors taste like they were fresh off the grill. There were also no real touch-ups to speak of. I would definitely smoke this again. Age and a good stout would both be great for this stick.” -Ryan (Youngryan216)

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Blind Cigar Review: Edgar Hoill | OG OSOK Chakal

“Overall, I truly enjoyed this cigar. It was a quicker smoke and had superb flavors coming through in the beginning. The second third started well, then faded slightly, but the overall was very pleasing. Fruit and black licorice are what you will find with this stick. So, if that interests you do yourself the favor of trying these out, you will not be disappointed.” -Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

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Blind Cigar Review: C.L.E. | Signature 2015 Robusto

“I was impressed the first half of the cigar. The flavors were enjoyable and not over powering. The taste of cedar and espresso were pleasing to the palate. However, as I began the final third, the flavors gave way to a strong, sour taste. I do not enjoy this because it leaves a bad after taste. Overall I enjoyed the cigar and imagined myself smoking it by a camp fire at the beach or in the mountains.” –Eric (smalls29)

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Blind Cigar Review: Tatascan | Robusto

“Wonderful and enjoyable. I want to smoke this one again. The flavors were awesome and close to perfect. The cinnamon was very enjoyable, almost reminding me of a Tabasco flavor. The undertones of chocolate added to the uniqueness and provided a wonderful smoking experience. I would very much like to have a box of these in my humidor. I could enjoy this with a latte or espresso. Maybe even a stout ale. The one thing that I could think of that would make this better was if it were a churchill.” –Eric (smalls29)

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Cigar News: C.L.E. Releases TAA Exclusive – The C.L.E. Azabache

Miami, FL – C.L.E. Cigar Company is launching a new TAA exclusive cigar this year at the TAA convention in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; the C.L.E. Azabache. Azabache, which translates intojet black, is a glistening coal that is often used in jewelry in the Cuban culture. This medium to full body Maduro cigar is delightfully creamy and will be available only to TAA members.

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Cigar News: Christian Eiroa’s Father and Brother Start New Company

Christian Eiroa announced today that his father, Julio and brother, Justo, have entered the cigar business under the company name, JRE Tobacco Co. Their brands are Aladino, Rancho Luna and Tatascan. Eiroa says father is truly a pioneer in the tobacco and cigar business, and his mentor. His older brother and personal hero, is an agricultural engineer (graduated from the Agriculture School El Zamorano University in Honduras). He spent over 22 years building a bottled water company in Honduras and the last 4 years with Campbell Soup Company. He is extremely knowledgeable in leaf tobacco and an expert in consumer products and distribution chain management.

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Blind Cigar Review: Asylum | Insidious Robusto

“A solid cigar full of richer flavors with just enough sweetness to keep it balanced. I feared the profile might become harsh after the leather faded and was pleasantly surprised at how smooth it remained. While just shy of what I would consider a powerhouse, there was enough strength in the first and final third to caution a newer cigar smoker.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)

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Blind Cigar Review: Hechicera | Maduro Robusto

“Overall, this was an excellent stogie, with my only complaint being that it was too bloody short! This really reminded me of an Illusione Rothschild. I smoke the regular ones regularly as the creator and owner of the brand has a B&M in Reno. If this is what it is, I’m stoked that they came out with a Maduro line!!!” -Robert (NavyPiper)

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