"A very solid medium body cigar from the first puff till I finished the review. The first and second thirds were very enjoyable, but towards the end it started to go flat and bring some bitterness. With the dryer smoke at the end I feel that it amplified the bitterness for me. " -Quinn (quinnpins269)
"Great looking and performing lancero. If you like an earthy profile this would be a great choice. I did find that it had a lack of transitions and was a bit one-dimensional. Still, the profile was solid and engaging the entire time." -Alan (Eulogy)
Black Label Trading Company has announced the release of Dreadnought as an Atlantic Cigar Company exclusive. It is, of course, rolled at Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua. The blend uses a Mexican San Andres wrapper, Ecuadorian Habano binder, and Nicaraguan filler. It comes in just one size, a 6 x 52 toro in packs of 10. Each cigar will sell for $12.00.
"Overall, this was an excellent cigar. It started off a little rough, but the rough patch only lasted for just a moment. Shortly after a few draws, everything transitioned into a much smoother and more flavorful cigar, so don’t let the first few puffs fool you. It does have a little nicotine punch, so maybe not for someone too sensitive to nicotine. The dominating flavors of Coco, baking spice, and cedar along with the leather kicking in towards the end, made for an overall enjoyable experience. I did find that although the smoke was smooth during the second and final third, it did dry out my mouth a little bit, so you would want to have something on hand to drink while smoking this cigar. I would definitely recommend this to individuals with a more robust pallet and would definitely smoke this again. " -Angel M. (Angel)
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"Smooth and perfectly balanced was the name of the game for this cigar from beginning to end. The transitions in flavor profiles were subtle yet plentiful enough to keep my palate engaged while the contrast of bitter and sweet complimented each other in such harmony that was not overly complex or obscure. Every puff was thoroughly enjoyable and even though it was almost a two-hour smoke, I didn't want it to end." -Noah S. (Noah)
General Cigar has a new Macanudo cigar coming out next month, and it's a new addition to their Inspirado line. The name for Macanudo Inspirado Tercio Aged comes from the technique of tercio aging.
Cigar Info Foundation Cigars debuted a new core line of cigars, Olmec, at the 2022 PCA trade show. Foundation Olmec...
Foundation Cigar Company has announced a new vitola of the Menelik for The Humidour Cigar Shoppe of Cockeysville, MD. The limited-edition Foundation Menelik Corona Gorda is a collaboration with the Humidour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the store.
"It is not easy to make a great figurado, at least one that pleases me. This cigar definitely was a hit for me. The construction and draw were spot on. The profile was complex and a great compilation of notes that I relish. You can't go wrong with the sweetness of chocolate-covered cherries and the spice of red pepper. Add in root beer and you've got a fan in me. " -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
"From the time I took it out of the bag and held it to my nose to the time I put it to rest in my ashtray, this cigar made a lasting impression on me. All around this was an effortless and undeniably pleasant smoke. With a near-perfect burn and draw, I didn't have to work to smoke this cigar which always heightens the experience for me. Although lighter with regards to body and complexity, the flavor was certainly not lacking and the transitions were smooth and made sense. I typically reach into my humidor for a stronger cigar but would not hesitate to start my day with this cigar accompanied by a solid cup of coffee. I would also recommend this stick to any beginner with a developing palate who is looking to broaden their horizons and start venturing into slightly more complex and flavorful smokes. I can't wait for the reveal as I would love to explore this cigar again!" -Noah S. (Noah)