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Blind Cigar Review: JRE | Aladino Connecticut Robusto Score 94%

Blind Cigar Review: JRE | Aladino Connecticut Robusto

“Nubworthy, buy a box, smoke one every day, what else can I say? This cigar was extremely enjoyable from pre light to nub. The flavor transitions were amazing and the complexity, which is sometimes not a good thing, was 100% on point here. It starts of medium and sweet and finished bold and zesty. Not so sweet that it is hard to pair with a beverage and not so spicy that it wrecks your palate. Well balanced, well blended. These will be a permanent resident in the humidor!” -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)

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Blind Cigar Review: Man O’ War | Ruination Robusto No. 1 Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Man O’ War | Ruination Robusto No. 1

“This is a very good cigar and it is very good because it is unique. The first half of the cigar exhibited oak, peat and moss and other very enjoyable flavors. The retro had a flirting chocolate and a cream kaboom in the 3/3. Age this cigar and dollars to donuts you’ll be rewarded. Dank flavor cigar. 88-90 right now. 90-92 with age potential. ” -Matt C. (Big Matt)

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Blind Cigar Review: The Oscar | Habano Toro Score 93%

Blind Cigar Review: The Oscar | Habano Toro

“This was an excellent cigar, and one I may request before facing execution by a firing squad. Flavors, complexity, and construction are all on point. I believe this is a cigar that will stand up to multiple cigars a day as the flavors are bold and evident. I’ll be seeking these out if they are readily available in this exact vitola, no additional aging time is needed. Smoke this cigar after a salty fatty steak and thank me later.” -Matt C. (Big Matt)

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Blind Cigar Review: JRE | Aladino Robusto

“This cigar was fantastic and kept my interest throughout the entire experience. Exhale was delicious cream, sandalwood, and the perfect amount of spice and sweetness. Citrus and slightly bitter ripe cherry twang flirt in and out of the profile. The retrohale provided varying levels of black pepper, wet cedar, cream and bubblegum. I will be buying a ton of these cigars if readily available and putting them in my regular rotation.” -Matt C. (Big Matt)

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Blind Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua | Joya Black Robusto

“This was a cigar I would gladly smoke again. Every aspect of the cigar was really good, and it kept me interested the entire time. Bold smoke output, great burn, complex and yummy flavors. These are the characteristics anyone would want in a cigar.” -Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)

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Blind Cigar Review: Fratello | Oro Robusto

“The beginning was very nice and enjoyable. The predominant flavors were wood and nuts. There were hints of sweet cherry wood and some earthy tones. The flavors remained nicely balanced up unto about the final third. At this point it became bitter and sour. I consider this one an old fashioned cigar. I think it would pair nicely with a scotch or spiced rum.” –Eric (smalls29)

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Blind Cigar Review: Davidoff | 702 2000

“This one was really different, and that is a good thing. No more of the same old flavor profile here. Some unique flavors mixed with a great burn and tons of smoke output, that makes this a cigar I want to try again. I will be glad to find out what this one is.” -Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)

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Blind Cigar Review: Black Works Studio | Killer Bee

“Overall, this cigar is a home run. I know this was a Black Works Studio Killer Bee and I have smoked at least 20 of them since the release, however sitting back and taking notes on this cigar was a joy. Even though this vitola is a petite corona (4 1/2 x 44-46), it easily satisfies the palate and/or cigar itch. On the exhale we had a plethora of dark roasted malts, creamy chocolate, oak, hazelnut, baking spices, black pepper, and dry compact earth. Thru the nose was consistent throughout the whole cigar experience with dark floral notes and a spice laced sweetness. Store this cigar at low RH 62-64 to experience all this cigar has to offer. Kudos to James and torcedors at Fabrica Oveja Negra.” –Matt C. (Big Matt)

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Blind Cigar Review: HR | Claro 109

“This sample was not only a joy to look at but was also pleasant journey to smoke. This cigar presented creamy cedar, citrus, roasted nuts, sweet fruit, doughy bread, hay, and a touch of cinnamon. In addition to that.. through the nose was espresso, dark chocolate notes, hay, earth, and black pepper. If you have the time to smoke a cigar for 2+ hours grab a few of these, and however many hands this blend took to come to fruition was well worth the work.” -Matt C. (Big Matt)

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Blind Cigar Review: Aguila | Sublime

“With flavors in the first and middle third that were pleasant and consistent, but not boring, I was really hoping the cigar would finish out the same way. Even though it didn’t, I can’t complain. While I didn’t enjoy the flavors as much at the end, they were not bad, I was just hoping for more of the good stuff from earlier. All in all, this one was pleasant and classic. One I would probably try to smoke again.” -Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)

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