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Cigar Review: CAO Flathead V23 MKI 660 Gigante

Initial Thoughts CAO has a knack for blending amazing, limited run cigars like the Amazon Basin. And today, we’re taking a look at another cigar that won’t be around for forever, the CAO Flathead V23, which was blended to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Le Mans. The CAO Flathead V23 MKI Gigante, was immediately off Read more…

Cigar Review: Punch Knuckle Buster Maduro Toro

Initial Thoughts Punch Cigars is an old brand in the cigar world. Their history goes back a long ways, but over the last few years they’ve faced some pretty stiff competition. So, with cigars like the Punch Knuckle Buster Maduro Toro they try to stay in the game with budget-priced cigars from an historically great Read more…

Cigar Review: Cabal Initiative Short Robusto

Initial Thoughts It’s always exciting to smoke a cigar from a brand-new company. Today we’re taking a look at the Cabal Initiative Short Robusto, the first cigar from Cabal Cigars. The Cabal Initiative Short Robusto is a fun-looking cigar. The Dominican wrapper is somewhat rustic, but still very attractive. The wrapper also wonderfully extends beyond Read more…

Cigar Review: Drew Estate Factory Smokes Sun Grown Robusto

Initial Thoughts In some situations, you might say someone spared no expense to create something. Well, in the case of the Factory Smokes Sun Grown Robusto, Drew Estate spared every expense to create one of the cheapest, most budget-friendly, moderately premium cigars possible. Other than being about as plain-looking as you can get, the first Read more…

Cigar Review: Dunbarton T&T Stillwell Star Navy No. 1056 Toro

Initial Thoughts If you’re looking to try something new in the cigar world, take a look at the Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Stillwell Star line of cigars. Instead of normal cigar leaves, the Stillwell Stars all have pipe tobacco inside. The Dunbarton T&T Stillwell Star Navy No. 1056 Toro is a very aromatic cigar. Like Read more…

Cigar Review: Pospiech Powstanie Wojtek War Bear 2021

Initial Thoughts It’s a good thing we don’t have to know how to pronounce Pospiech Powstanie Wojtek War Bear 2021 before we can smoke it. This barber-pole cigar has a complicated name, and we’re going to see if it’s worth trying. The Powstanie Wojtek War Bear is an interesting cigar. It has two intertwined wrappers Read more…

Cigar Review: Quesada 40th Anniversary Salomon Press

Initial Thoughts: Before smoking it, I’d had the Quesada 40th Anniversary Salomon Press for right about a month. And, with each passing day, the 40th Anniversary looked more and more delicious. Let’s dive in. The Quesada 40th Anniversary Salomon Press is a very interesting-looking cigar. At first glance, the medium-brown wrapper leaf has quite a Read more…

Cigar Review: Blackbird Rook Sumatra Robusto

Initial Thoughts: One thing I like about Blackbird Cigars is their color scheme for their labels. You never have to remember what cigar you liked (or disliked) from them, all you have to do is remember the color. Today’s cigar is the sky-blue Rook from Blackbird Cigars. The first thing I noticed about the Blackbird Read more…

Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Special Edition Robusto

Initial Thoughts: The first time I had the Rocky Patel Special Edition, I was in Nashua, New Hampshire. You can find that review here. And while that cigar only earned a CigarScore 4, I have fond memories of the smoking experience. So today, we’re going back in time and giving the Rocky Patel Special Edition Read more…

Cigar Review: Room 101 Doomsayer Aggressive

Initial Thoughts: Before we get started today, I wanted to share some news – we’re opening a cigar lounge south of Dallas, Texas! The CigarScore Lounge is in the early (read: super early) stages of development. However, we’ve got a small online store with a hand-selected set of cigars personally picked by me (Ellory). If Read more…

Cigar Review: La Aroma de Cuba Pasion Marveloso Toro

Initial Thoughts: When I look back at my personal cigar journey, La Aroma de Cuba cigars is right there at the beginning. However, over the past 15 years or so, I’ve not smoked a lot of their cigars. But today, I’m excited to smoke and review the La Aroma de Cuba Pasion Marveloso Toro, which Read more…

Cigar Review: La Palina Bronze Label Robusto

Initial Thoughts: Today we continue our series of blind cigar reviews, where our goal is to provide you with a totally objective, completely neutral review of a cigar. Ellory went into this review completely blind; that means without knowing what it is, who made it, how much it costs, or what’s in it. To see Read more…

Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Mil Dias Edmundo [Second Chance]

Initial Thoughts: Today’s review is another blind cigar review, the second one thus far. Going into the review, Ellory didn’t know what the cigar was, what tobaccos were in it, or who manufactured it. The first thing I noticed about this cigar (the Crowned Heads Mil Dias Edmundo) was its aroma. In fact, that’s probably Read more…

Cigar Review: Bocock Brothers World Traveler Maduro Robusto

Initial Thoughts: Today marks the first time we’re doing something new in the cigar industry. We’re reviewing a cigar without knowing what it is, who made it, how much it costs, or what’s in it. So, while you’re reading the after-action report, Ellory went into this review completely blind. To see the entire series of Read more…