"Overall, a cigar with mixed feelings. While the first third was the best, the second third a bit boring, and the last third making a small gain on enjoyment, overall it was decent, enjoyable, but could have been better. Also notable was how long this cigar lasted, 90 minutes for me, and I am a quick smoker typically. While this was a smoke you’ll definitely want to try, my impressions from this sole sample have left me needing to try another to verify my thoughts." -John A. (Bostoneo)
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"This was a very enjoyable smoke. While it wasn't the best burn or draw, the solid flavors made up for it. It wasn't extremely complex but the flavors were good enough to make it worth while. I would definitely smoke this again." -Emmett (rhetorik)
This year, we decided to give you a tour of the show through the pictures we took while we were there. Some are of new items, and some are just things we thought were interesting. These manufacturers were not sharing booth space, we just combined them into a single slideshow due to the number of pictures we had from each.
This was an great cigar. This is one cigar that you can’t judge based on appearance. This cigar ramped up quickly on the strength aspect but was never harsh. This cigar was a recent purchase and did not have much age on it. I am curious what aging would do to these. I enjoyed the flavor profile throughout, while the cigar didn’t drastically change the core flavors would come and go throughout. I will definitely be picking up a fiver.
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Since the show, we had been publishing the various slideshows of the different booths we took pictures of. Here you can see the full list and click directly to the slideshow as the manufacturers are listed in alphabetical order.
Sindicato Cigar Company, based out of Boca Raton, FL, has announced that January 18th will be “National HEX Day” in celebration of the release of their second Premium brand, HEX. All consumers who visit participating retailers and repeat the phrase “HEX ME!”, will receive a FREE HEX cigar, while supplies last.