"While not for my palate this blend would be great for those who enjoy a nice spiced tea. Spicy cinnamon and floral notes but to me the bitter flavor was overwhelming. " -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)
"This cigar was a real treat. Exceptional flavors throughout, with subtle transitions. Even at the end of the final third, flavors were still a delight, with no heat or bitterness. I would smoke this cigar over and over." -Randy B. (randobush)
AllBlind Cigar ReviewsCorona GordaCubariquenoFeaturedHector Alfonso Sr.NicaraguaPennsylvania Broadleaf·
"This was a decent smoke for me. The cigar had a lot of flavor notes that I like such as leather, coffee and cocoa. The added hickory and campfire were nice also. I sort of wish the initial mix of spice and mixed peppers would’ve stayed on longer, albeit in the background. The cigar became more monotone for me as it progressed but it still remained a tasty smoke and I would definitely revisit it again with a nice espresso or Cuban coffee." -Diana (ArmyRN)
Espinosa Premium Cigars announced today the re-release of their 601 Black. This time it is coming in only one size, a toro. The original 601 Black was one of the first full-bodied Connecticut wrapped cigars on the market in the early 2000’s. It hasn't been seen in nearly 10 years. A new version was featured at the “2020 La Zona Palooza Virtual Event" and due to the reaction from event attendees chose to make it a full-release.
AllBlind Cigar ReviewsConnecticutCubariquenoErik EspinosaFeaturedHector Alfonso Sr.Mexican San AndresNicaragua·
"This was likely the most challenging overall rating I've had to give since joining the team. The middle third was simply one of the best 30 minutes of cigar I've smoked this year. The unique, potent, balanced flavors were playing in perfect harmony and every puff somehow seemed to improve upon its predecessor. Unfortunately the first and final third underwhelmed. They certainly weren't bad, just subtle to the point of unnoticeable. So, would I smoke this again? 100% yes. In fact I'm dying to know: was the middle third an anomaly? Was the burn line issue a one-off? If there's even the slimmest chance I could experience, for a full 90 minutes, what I experienced at the halfway transition mark, I'd dedicate an entire shelf in my cabinet to these beauties." -Vance T. (Vance)
AllBlind Cigar ReviewsCubariquenoErik EspinosaFeaturedHabanoHector Alfonso Sr.NaturalNicaraguaRosadoToro·
"I'm very conflicted. The burn required constant attention and more relights than I cared to count. The flavors were very good though and I found the profile shifted though out in engaging ways. I would smoke this again to see if the construction issues were a fluke but I would be wary of purchase if the price was high. " -Alan (Eulogy)
Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced the third cigar in the Espinosa Laranja Reserva line: Laranja Reserva Azulejo. The original Laranja Resrva was released in 2014, followed by the Laranja Reserva Escuro in 2019. The name Laranja is Portuguese for Orange. Azulejo is also a Portuguese word for a blueish glazed colored tile. The same blue is used on the Laranja Reserva Azulejo band.
Protocol Cigars has announced a new shop exclusive cigar for Omertà Cigar Company in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Law. Protocol tries to capture the spirit of the shop and marry it with their law enforcement theme with all their shop exclusives. In this case, they went back to Oklahoma City's history with the Wild West and Cowboys, hence, The Law. The Law was a term often used in old spaghetti western movies to describe law enforcement officials such as sheriffs, marshals, and other lawmen.
"This was a great cigar. It was mild to medium in strength which gave me some nice cream mixed with floral and chocolate flavors with a hint of nuts here and there, but mostly on the finish. I would definitely smoke this again. " -Mickey T. (irratebass)