Tag: Strength: 4

Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Four Kicks Capa Especial Corona Gorda

Hot on the heals of the previous review of the Capa Especial, we decided to try a different vitola of an almost identical blend. While that one was a limited edition, today’s review is of a cigar we can enjoy any time, the Crowned Heads Four Kicks Capa Especial Corona Gorda. Initial Thoughts Visually, the Read more…

Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana 8th Street (2023) Corona Grande

Initial Thoughts Around here, we love our limited edition cigars, and the La Gloria Cubana 8th Street Corona Grande is just that. Made to celebrate the storied history of cigar making on Miami’s 8th Street, a.k.a. “Calle do Ocho,” the LGC 8th Street was made at the El Titan de Bronze factory, right across the Read more…

Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada H99 Papas Fritas

Initial Thoughts After a long day of editing cigar reviews and unboxing videos, I decided to treat myself with the Drew Estate Liga Privada H99 Papas Fritas. While I’ve had the H99 Papas Fritas before, I’ve never reviewed it. And, if you’re looking for a similar cigar that’s a little bit spicier, check out the Read more…

Cigar Review: Rocky Patel The Edge Habano Toro

Initial Thoughts Before I joined a cigar of the month club like the Adventure Club, I smoked basically the same cigar all the time. That cigar was the Rocky Patel Edge Sumatra. But when that cigar was harder to find, or if I felt like changing things up, I went for today’s cigar, the Rocky Read more…

Cigar Review: Punch Dragon Fire Robusto 2024

Initial Thoughts As a follow-up to the Punch Spring Roll in 2023, to celebrate the “year of the dragon” on the Chinese calendar, Punch has release today’s cigar, the Punch Dragon Fire Robusto. Related: Punch Spring Roll Review The Punch Dragon Fire Robusto 2024 is a short, fat cigar with a flat head and a Read more…

Cigar Review: Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich Habano Robusto J

Initial Thoughts It’s not often that we get to review every blend in a line of cigars. While today we’re diving into the Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich Habano, I also recommend you check out our reviews of the Knuckle Sandwich Maduro, which took a few minutes before it became delicious, and the Knuckle Sandwich Connecticut, a Read more…

Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Cinco de Cinco Corona Extra

Initial Thoughts Joya de Nicaragua means the “jewel” of Nicaragua, and they’ve been making cigars for years. In our experience, their cigars often come in at great price points, and they’re often quite good. But today’s cigar, the Joya de Nicaragua Cinco de Cinco is, I believe, one of their most expensive cigars, and a Read more…

Cigar Review: Plasencia Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro Eduardo I

Initial Thoughts Plasencia not only grows some of the best tobacco in the world, but they make one of my favorite cigars, too. The Plasencia Alma Fuerte is an amazing cigar, and today’s cigar adds a twist. Instead of a Nicaraguan wrapper from Jalapa, Plasencia swapped it out for a Colorado Claro wrapper (also from Read more…

Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana Serie S Maduro Robusto Gordo

Initial Thoughts During the cigar boom of the 1990s, some of the biggest, most successful cigar brands were sitting pretty good. Companies like La Gloria Cubana, CAO, Arturo Fuente, and others had a virtual monopoly on premium cigars. Fast forward to today, and we get to smoke not only these “legacy” cigars, but we also Read more…

Cigar Review: Plasencia Cosecha 151 San Diego Corona

Initial Thoughts It’s not often that Plasencia launches a new cigar line. But today we’re taking a look at their latest blend, the Plasencia Cosecha 151 which was blended to commemorate their 151st year in business. The Plasencia Cosecha 151 San Diego Corona is a fantastic-looking cigar. The Honduran wrapper leaf is perfectly pressed and Read more…

Cigar Review: Foundation The Tabernacle Havana Seed CT # 142 Corona

Initial Thoughts I’m not sure why, but it took me a long time to get around to trying the Foundation Tabernacle Havana Seed CT. I think I thought it was expensive. It’s not. I think I thought it was hard to find. It can be. Regardless of the reason, I’m really excited to smoke and Read more…

Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Four Kicks Capa Especial Limited Edition 2022 Lancero

Initial Thoughts Sometimes we review everyday cigars that are available just about all the time. Today, however, we’re reviewing a cigar only here for a limited time, the Crowned Heads Four Kicks Limited Edition 2022 Lancero. The Crowned Heads Four Kicks Limited Edition 2022 Lancero is a long, thin lancero. The wrapper leaf was medium-brown Read more…

Cigar Review: Aladino Classic Robusto

Initial Thoughts One of the first things I noticed about the Aladino Classic Robusto was that there was nothing special about the Aladino Classic Robusto. At least not in how it looks. While this is a great-looking cigar, no additional resources were put into making a fancy label with added flare. That said, this cigar Read more…

Cigar Review: J. London Ripper Robusto

Initial Thoughts J. London has been making cigars for over 10 years. And, for many years, they’ve only made one cigar, the Gold Series (as far as I know). With that cigar, they established themselves as a premium brand in the market. Then their warehouse burned to the ground. I’m not sure if today’s cigar, Read more…

Cigar Review: Montecristo Media Noche No. 3 Corona

Initial Thoughts The Montecristo Media Noche No. 3 Corona comes to us today via the Adventure Club. It was a popular choice among members, so it was in there twice, and this rustic cigar will hopefully not disappoint. The Montecristo Media Noche No. 3 Corona is a small cigar (it’s a corona after all) with Read more…