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Blind Cigar Review: Cavalier Genève | Black Series II Toro Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: Cavalier Genève | Black Series II Toro

“Great cigar! Taste was excellent with an amazing burn. Hard to find anything wrong. The chocolate and earthiness was great. Just the right amount of bitterness to the chocolate flavors so it did not overpower the other flavors. I really enjoyed the raisins and dated in the first and second third. I would have like them to finish off the cigar however I can not complain how it finished with the rustic flavor.” -Jake P. (Jake P.)

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Blind Cigar Review: Micallef | Experiencia La Crema Toro Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: Micallef | Experiencia La Crema Toro

“There are not enough words to say how much I liked this cigar. It was engaging and kept my interest to whole time. I really didn’t want to set it down. In my notes I keep saying there was something so familiar about this cigar so I really can’t wait to find out what it was. It is box worthy and will for sure find it’s way into my daily rotation. Find some, smoke some and enjoy.” -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)

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Blind Cigar Review: Gran Habano | Cabinet Selection Robusto Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: Gran Habano | Cabinet Selection Robusto

“First and foremost, this is a cigar that must be retrohaled to be appreciated. The smoke on the palate is fine but the vanilla essence in the sinuses for the final two third made me want more. I could see this as the perfect way to kill an hour with friends at a BBQ or in conversation. It won’t pull all of your attention away from the people and times you’re enjoy. Hell it might even enhance them. ” -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)

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Blind Cigar Review: Battleground | General Longstreet Score 93%

Blind Cigar Review: Battleground | General Longstreet

“Just like you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, you shouldn’t judge this cigar by it’s wrapper. Looking at this cigar and one might say words like ugly, rough looking, and poorly made but that is far from true. The burn, the favors, and performance of this cigar punch above it’s weight class. The extra tobacco in the center of this cigar caused it to lose the intensity and body that I loved in the first third. While the weird mishmash of flavors, in the final third, had me conflicted but in the end the cigar made me go and grab my nub tool and smoke it till I was burning my lips. This is a cigar that I would reach for again and again. If it had an option for a smaller ring gauge size and it would be a box buy. Well done!” -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)

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Blind Cigar Review: Micallef | Connecticut Toro Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: Micallef | Connecticut Toro

“On a grey, gloomy rainy Northern NY day, the kind that makes Eeyore on downers look like Richard Simmons on meth, I decided to take a break from the doldrums of watching my life pass me by, and throw on some Type O Negative, and light up this cigar known only to me as “1001.” A nice looking cigar, brownie tannishy in color, typical of Connecticut wrappers, a pleasant smell of barn and tobacco. On the light up and first third, I got hints of lamb chops, BBQ oysters and diet Coke. Ok, maybe not. Cedar and white pepper were the dominant flavors through to the last third, wherein some leathery hints were thrown in. All in all, a good smoke, great construction, no burn issues, and thank goodness it didn’t really taste like BBQ oysters. A good mild to medium smoke to be enjoyed with coffee I think, then again i haven’t met a cigar yet that didn’t go good with coffee. I wouldn’t mind one of these for a good morning coffee, ease into the day, one, perhaps, that isn’t doomy and gloomy as this day.” -Joseph S. (Bearded Bastard)

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Blind Cigar Review: Aging Room | Bin No. 2 C Major Score 95%

Blind Cigar Review: Aging Room | Bin No. 2 C Major

“Loved it, perfect way to wind down after a day of screaming kids and dealing with broken cars. I don’t drink much so I compare flavors to what would pair well with my drink of choice which is coffee, and let me tell you, this was a perfect match. Only issue I had was, I wanted another. Great smoke, great experience.” -Joseph S. (Bearded Bastard)

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Blind Cigar Review: Villiger | La Libertad Robusto Score 88%

Blind Cigar Review: Villiger | La Libertad Robusto

“This cigar is a grower not a shower. Don’t let the sub optimal appearance deceive you, there’s interesting flavors here that develop over the course of 75 minutes. Even the cracking of the wrapper in the final third didn’t take away from smoking experience. All I ask is that a cigar doesn’t bore me and this stogie isn’t boring by a long shot. The lesson – don’t judge a book by its cover folks.” -Matt Cade (CADE)

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