Cigar Reviews: CigarScore 2

Cigars earning a CigarScore 2 are ones I'd really prefer to not smoke again. They were ok, but I wouldn't recommend them to a friend or a family member. These cigars are sticks to be avoided unless you're up for a mediocre adventure and you can't find something better.

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Cigar Review: Caldwell Lost & Found Land O' Snakes Maduro Toro
Initial Thoughts As the story goes, Robert Caldwell, founder of Caldwell Cigars, roams the Earth looking for tobacco and cigars[...]
Cigar Review: Ashton VSG Wizard Toro
Initial Thoughts: Today we continue our series of blind cigar reviews, where our goal is to provide you with a[...]
Cigar Review: Pinar Del Rio Oscuro Liga Cubana No 2
Initial Thoughts: In the past, I've not been a huge fan of PDR Cigars. They've failed to impress me, and[...]
Cigar Review: Micallef Grande Bold Mata Fina Robusto
Initial Thoughts: You know you're a true cigar lover when you can sit outside during a Texas summer and light[...]
Cigar Review: PDR 1878 Natural Roast Cafe Toro
Initial Thoughts: Today is a first for us here at CigarScore HQ. Today, for the first time, we're reviewing a[...]
Cigar Review: Drew Estate KFC Swamp Rat
Initial Thoughts: If you're looking for a Saint Patrick's Day cigar, you might look for something green to smoke. Well,[...]
Cigar Review: El Septimo Flamingo Amarillo
Initial Thoughts: Some cigars don't cost a lot. Some do. And today's cigar, the El Septimo Flamingo Amarillo costs a[...]
Cigar Review: Alec Bradley MAXX “The Culture” Toro
Initial Thoughts: Some cigars we review because you (i.e. the cigar community) ask us to. Other cigars we review because[...]
Cigar Review: 601 Blue Label Maduro Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Today's cigar is one I see on sale a lot over at So, before I jumped in[...]
Cigar Review: Villiger La Vencedora Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Villiger is a cigar brand that's been around a while. Villiger was started in 1888 by Jean Villiger in[...]
Cigar Review: Punch Chop Suey
Initial Thoughts: The Punch Chop Suey is kind of an ugly cigar. Not much attention was paid to making this lancero[...]
Cigar Review: RoMa Craft CroMagnon Fomorian
Initial Thoughts: I received the RoMa Craft CroMagnon Fomorian as a gift from a good friend. I'd seen him smoking this[...]
Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Serie Velvet Rat
Initial Thoughts: When I set out to do a cigar review today, I was somewhat disappointed when I remembered I didn't[...]
Cigar Review: Caldwell Holy Braille by Chico Rivas
Initial Thoughts: Probably the first thing I noticed about the Holy Braille by Chico Rivas after taking it out of the[...]
Cigar Review: Esteban Carreras Unforgiven Toro Grande
Initial Thoughts: Some cigars you choose; others, you don't. Today I'm smoking the Esteban Carreras Unforgiven Toro Grande, a cigar given[...]
Cigar Review: Espinosa Red River Valley Toro
Initial Thoughts: Another gift from a fellow cigar smoker, the Espinosa Red River Valley Toro is a cigar made exclusively for[...]
Cigar Review: Alec & Bradley Blind Faith Robusto
Initial Thoughts: When I first heard of the Alec & Bradley Blind Faith, I was led to believe this was an[...]
Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony The Gent Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Cornelius & Anthony cigars are not any with which I'm too familiar. But, they've been around since 1866 (it[...]
Cigar Review: AVO Unexpected Passion
Initial Thoughts: When AVO announced their Unexpected Series at IPCPR 2019, paid no attention. But, when I saw the display at[...]
Cigar Review: Stolen Throne Crook of the Crown Toro
Initial Thoughts: It's an interesting time to be in the cigar business. On one hand, the Food and Drug Administration is[...]
Cigar Review: Foundation Charter Oak Connecticut Toro
Initial Thoughts: The Charter Oak Connecticut marks the beginning of my search for the perfect breakfast cigar. While I used to[...]
Cigar Review: MBombay Classic Belicoso
Initial Thoughts: MBombay Cigars is a brand with which I'm not too familiar. But, they're somewhat active on social media, so[...]
Cigar Review: Gurkha Chairman's Select Grand Robusto Perfecto
Initial Thoughts: I'm no stranger to Gurkha Cigars. Here on, I've reviewed the Gurkha Royal Challenge, the Gurkha Ghost Asura,[...]
Cigar Review: La Aurora 115th Anniversary Limited Edition Belicoso
Initial Thoughts: Wow, this cigar smells really good. As soon as I snatched the La Aurora 115th Anniversary Limited Edition Belicoso[...]
Cigar Review: Archetype Cloaks Robusto
Initial Thoughts: I love it when cigar brands have fun with their product. And to see Ventura Cigar Co. name their[...]
Cigar Review: Plasencia Alma Del Campo
Initial Thoughts: I haven't been smoking Plasencia cigars all that long, but the ones I've had, I loved. I gave the[...]
Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Habano Robusto by Casa Fernandez
Initial Thoughts: Casa Fernandez has made some of my favorite smokes. The tobacco they put into the JFR Lunatic is simply[...]
Cigar Review: Guardian of the Farm by Aganorsa Leaf
Initial Thoughts: I love stories, and I really love when there's a story behind a cigar. Albeit a short one, the[...]
Cigar Review: Diesel Hair of the Dog Toro
Initial Thoughts: I love watching the cigar community share their photos and videos on Instagram and Facebook. I enjoy seeing what[...]
Cigar Review: Liga Privada Nasty Fritas by Drew Estate
Initial Thoughts: Just like not all cigars are created equal, not all cigars are shaped like a tube. And that is[...]
Cigar Review: Montecristo Nicaragua Series Toro
Initial Thoughts: The Montecristo name is almost synonymous with cigars. They've been making cigars for decades, and they're one of the[...]
Cigar Review: La Herencia Cubana CORE Belicoso
Initial Thoughts: One of the reasons I joined the Luxury Cigar Club was to get new cigars sent to me -[...]
Cigar Review: Graycliff 30-Year Vintage Pirate
Initial Thoughts: Prior to receiving the Graycliff 30 Year Vintage from the Luxury Cigar Club, I'd never heard of Graycliff cigars.[...]
Cigar Review: Drew Estate Undercrown Maduro Gran Toro
Initial Thoughts: Drew Estate is a cigar brand I don't know a lot about. However, learning about new cigars and brands[...]
Cigar Review: Byron Grand Poemas Serie Siglo XIX
Initial Thoughts: One of the most expensive cigars I've ever smoked, the Byron Grand Poemas is actually a brand I've never[...]
Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Twentieth Anniversary Toro
Initial Thoughts: As you might have figured out by now, I'm a fan of Rocky Patel's cigars. They're generally well made[...]
Cigar Review: Sinistro The Last Cowboy Maduro Salomon
Initial Thoughts: I've said it before and I'll say it again - I love cigar subscription boxes because I get to[...]
Cigar Review: The Tabernacle Lancero by Foundation Cigar Co.
Initial Thoughts: After smoking and reviewing The Tabernacle Toro (which earned a CigarScore of 4), I went into this Lancero with[...]
Cigar Review: Tatuaje TAA 51st Robusto
Initial Thoughts: I walked into my local shop and asked if they had anything brand new. "Yep, we sure do!" said[...]
Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Sin Compromiso Seleccion No. 7 Churchill
Initial Thoughts: When visiting 2 Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, New Hampshire, I asked one of the sales reps what their[...]
Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Aged, Limited and Rare Sixty (2018)
Initial Thoughts: My first thoughts of the Rocky Patel Aged, Limited and Rare were that it was a big, beautiful cigar[...]
Cigar Review: The Oscar Habano Toro by Leaf
Initial Thoughts: My first thought of The Oscar Habano by Leaf was, "wow, what a weird thing to do" in reference[...]
Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana Ligero L500
Initial Thoughts: As soon as you pick up the La Flor Dominicana Ligero L500, or almost any LFD for that matter,[...]
Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Maximus Maduro
Initial Thoughts: Diamond Crown is one of the most prestigious names in the cigar industry. Any cigar that bears their name[...]
Cigar Review: Foundation Cigar's The Wise Man (El Gueguense) Maduro
Initial Thoughts: I've only had a cigar from Foundation Cigar Co. one other time, and it was delicious. So, when I[...]
Cigar Review: Hammer + Sickle Moscow City
Initial Thoughts: The first draw on the Hammer + Sickle Moscow City Toro was every easy and with almost no resistance.[...]
Cigar Review: La Galera 1936 Box Pressed
Initial Thoughts: This is only my 2nd La Galera cigar ever. I think my first was last year in Cincinnati, and[...]
Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Neanderthal SGP
Initial Thoughts: This odd little cigar was recommended by one of the sales reps at 2 Guys Smoke Shop in Salem,[...]
Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada T52 Corona Doble
Initial Thoughts: Liga Privada is somewhat of a rare cigar and a brand I've only see a few times over the[...]
Cigar Review: Gurkha Heritage Toro
Initial Thoughts: I was excited to buy the Gurkha Heritage but went into it with low expectations. Gurkha cigars have[...]
Cigar Review: Gurkha Cellar Reserve 12 Year Platinum Solara
Initial Thoughts: When I cut this cigar, apparently the lounge's guillotine was dull-AF, so it ripped the spiraled end right off.[...]
Cigar Review: PDR 1878 Capa Oscura Robusto
Initial Thoughts: To be honest, I went into the PDR 1878 Capa Oscura Robusto with pretty low expectations. I've never heard[...]
Cigar Review: Nub Habano 460
Initial Thoughts: My first thought was that the Nub Habano was a little dry and not oily at all. The end[...]
Cigar Review: AVO Syncro Fogata Special Toro
Initial Thoughts: Unlike several cigars I've smoked recently, the AVO Syncro Fogata didn't blow me away starting with the first puff.[...]
Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Metropolitan Maduro Toro
Initial Thoughts: This cigar tasted good from the first puff. The draw got tighter as I got to the middle of[...]
Cigar Review: Gurkha Royal Challenge Maduro Toro
Initial Thoughts: The first few puffs were a little ashy-tasting. The middle smoked smooth and the flavor was somewhat mild. The[...]