"The cigar checked all the boxes for me. Construction was great, never needed a touchup or relight. I really enjoyed the profile throughout with the hints of dark chocolate and oak. It rounded out really well with the black pepper." -Quinn (quinnpins269)
"Overall this was a decent flavor profile.. for nearly the whole stick. Even draws and bad burn knocked this stick down points even more as it caused an unpleasant smoking experience; at least it didn’t blow up. I’d have to sample another before making an ultimate decision on whether or not to put it in my naughty or nice list. " -John A. (Bostoneo)
AllBlind Cigar ReviewsCriolloDaniel S.DianaDrew EstateFeaturedJason H.John I.Jonathan DrewNicaraguaToroWilly Herrera·
"This was a really nice practically full bodied cigar with rich flavors and enough nicotine to show you who's boss... That being said, the flavors were not something to destroy my palate and the finish was short enough that I could have smoked another cigar and still been able to enjoy it. I'm ready to purchase a few of these to keep on hand." -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
AllBlind Cigar ReviewsCosta RicaCriolloD’CrossierDaveDerekFeaturedHabanoIPCPRIsaias Santana DiazJeff R.KyleRobusto·
"I enjoyed this cigar. I am more of a full-bodied; full-flavor type of cigar smoker but this was a nice, middle of the road, medium kind of smoke." -Jeff R. (JR)
"Overall this was a very nice cigar. The appearance was great. I enjoyed the nice spice throughout and the overall creaminess and then the slight char flavors at the end." -Wes (SosaCub4Life)
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.
"I really like this cigar and the complexity of flavors that I experienced. There was more progression and favor than I originally expected and the cigar kept me interested all the way through. I’d smoke it again and would pair it with a nice cup of smooth medium roasted cold brew. Nicely done!" -Diana (ArmyRN)
I think this is the best of the shotgun shell series. The profile changes throughout kept it super engaging and I was always trying to figure out the flavors that were coming through. The burn was very sharp, the smoke output was great but I would have liked a slightly chewier smoke, and how slow it burned was super impressive. Like a lot of Viaje exclusives they're hard to find but this one is certainly worth seeking out.
AllBlind Cigar ReviewsCriolloFeaturedHondurasIPCPRJason H.Matt BoothMatt C.Matthew T.Mickey T.NaturalRoom101Rothschild·
"I really enjoyed this cigar and would very much so enjoy to be able to experience this premium cigar offering again. While not being the most complex cigar it provided great flavors throughout. The retro was where this blend is at with the pepper, cream, cedar and floral notes. Finish was clean AF. The petite robusto vitola is a favorite of mine and would work great in colder climates. Pick up this cigar and smoke it because Momma always said, "what is here today could be gone tomorrow." Applause." -Matt C. (Big Matt)
AaronAllBlind Cigar ReviewsCriolloDon Pepin GarciaEmmettFeaturedJiunnNaturalNicaraguaPete JohnsonPetite LanceroRonTatuaje·
"The flavors had a few transitions, and those flavors were good, but nothing exceptional. I could see this being something to reach for when in the mood for that woody/char experience. If others experienced a better draw, then I could see this being something to smoke on occasion." -Aaron (aaron7