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Blind Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime | Pichardo Reserva Familiar San Andres Toro Score 87%

Blind Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime | Pichardo Reserva Familiar San Andres Toro

“Overall this was a good cigar. Very consistent, flavorful, not terribly complex, but still delicious. Nothing stood out like a beacon for me, it was just easy going and well constructed with enough flavor. An easy recommendation if an affordable stick.” -John A. (Bostoneo)

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Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Undercrown ShadyXX 2020 Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Undercrown ShadyXX 2020

“This is a cigar for an experienced smoker… lots of flavor, but it really packs a punch! I’m certain that I’ll buy these once I know what it is, and I’ll certainly recommend it to my friends who like a strong cigar. For me, this hit the spot!” -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

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Blind Cigar Review: Tatuaje | TAA 2020 Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Tatuaje | TAA 2020

“I was sold from from first puff. Love a good closed foot that gives a quick reveal of the wrapper flavor at first light. This cigar has nice and subtle transitions. It does change, but not much. Thoroughly enjoyable smoke. Maintained a solid finish throughout that left me enjoying the flavors until the next draw.  I’d pick this cigar up again.” -Randy B. (randobush)

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Blind Cigar Review: Tatuaje | ME II Toro Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: Tatuaje | ME II Toro

“This cigar was really really good. From the initial aromas and cold draw, to the nice burn and finished product, there was not much to not enjoy. The subtle notes of cherry jam that came in during the middle really gave this a complex profile. These are very good well-made cigars and I can only hope I have the opportunity to smoke another one.” -Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

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Cigar News: Foundation Announces El Güegüense 5yr Aniversario

Come September 2020, there will be a new El Güegüense cigar, in the form of the 5yr Aniversario Collector’s chest. Nicholas Melillo debuted the original El Güegüense as one of the first lines in his Foundation Cigar Company in 2015. Now the company is releasing a limited edition 4 ¾ by 60 Perfecto in a special blend for the 5 year anniversary.

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Blind Cigar Review: Micallef | Grande Bold Ligero 554L Score 92%

Blind Cigar Review: Micallef | Grande Bold Ligero 554L

“Though this cigar was very one dimensional, in my opinion, it was well worth the investment of time. It would pair perfectly with an amaretto heavy cocktail or some fresh almond pastry. If you are a fan of medium body cigars with wonderful construction then this would be the cigar for you. Grab one and give it a shot.” -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)

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Blind Cigar Review: Dunbarton T&T | Muestra de Saka Unstolen Valor Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: Dunbarton T&T | Muestra de Saka Unstolen Valor

“While I wasn’t all that impressed with this cigar at the beginning it really came to life in the second third. Once that happened I was really into the cigar. The transition into the second third came rapidly, and I’m sure my expression and happiness at that time was visible to anyone around. Even thirty minutes after smoking this cigar, the remains were still felt and tasted on my lips, and I was pretty darn close to heaven. This is something I can easily place into my rotation. And man does it burn for a long time.” -Isaac M. (The Nothing)

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Blind Cigar Review: HVC | Serie A Perlas Score 91%

Blind Cigar Review: HVC | Serie A Perlas

“Overall, not a bad tasty cigar, definitely slightly above average if smoked correctly, slow and low. The loose draw made this one smoke rather quickly, 55 minutes to be exact, and forced the smoker to slow down and sip this sample. The creamy notes of almonds, leather, peanut shells, and wood complimented each other very nicely and provided a well-balanced experience. I believe this would only be amplified with a better constructed cigar and would be improved immensely. ” -John A. (Bostoneo)

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Blind Cigar Review: Diesel | Whiskey Row Robusto Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: Diesel | Whiskey Row Robusto

“The flavors never changed from beginning to end but it was a pretty unique experience in terms of flavor. There’s only a few cigars that remind me of that sort of fermented grain flavor of beer and that’s what I tasted from start to finish. The smoke output and construction were spot on and it’s hard to find fault with anything. If you the taste of beer this might be something to try.” -Alan (Eulogy)

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Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Fellow Craft Toro Score 90%

Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Fellow Craft Toro

“This cigar had some fantastic flavor to start off. From the looks of this dark wrapper I was expecting some good dark earthy flavors. That is exactly what I was getting. Molasses, spice and wood notes mixed in made this very enjoyable. With that being said, right around the half way point it took a turn in the less enjoyably direction. The cigar was burning hot turning most of the flavor to char. Had to take more time in between puffs to lessen that. Although it eventually subsided the damage I think was done and just mushed all the flavors together to get a mostly musty earth. Not how I would have liked it to end.” -Jake P. (Jake P.)

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