Cigar Reviews

Cigar Review: Stolen Throne’s Call to Arms Corona Is a Complex Anytime Smoke

The Stolen Throne Call to Arms is the second regular production release for Stolen Throne Cigars, and the follow-up to their highly successful Crook of the Crown release. The sophomore offering from Stolen Throne Cigars is comprised of a gorgeous Sumatra wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and filler). It is a full-bodied, medium to medium-full cigar…

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Cigar Review: Cuba’s Trinidad Vigia Is a Pleasure to Smoke But Lacks Wow Factor

The Trinidad Vigia is a regular production cigar from Habanos S.A. The Vigia is one of the more recent editions to the Trinidad family (originally released in 2014) and arguably one of the most popular as well. Though the Trinidad Vigia is newer in the Trinidad portfolio, the brand has a long history, established post-revolution…

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Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Enclave Salomon Looks Great But Fails on Flavor

The salomon vitola is one of my favorite in the entire cigar industry. Producers such as Cuaba and La Flor Dominicana are well-known for their salomones. The Oliva Melanio Figurado has been one of my favorite in this category, though of course it’s not quite the same shape as the AJ Fernandez Enclave, which features…

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Cigar Review: Epic Maduro Robusto Is a Full-Bodied, But Nuanced Smoke

Anytime I see a wrapper this dark on a cigar, I immediately think twice. Will it be a pepper bomb? Will it be too spicy? The Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper on the Epic Maduro is dark and toothy, but don’t be scared away! While the Maduro may be on the full end of the spectrum, it…

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Room101 Doomsayer “Passive” Habano Review

The Room101 Doomsayer limited edition cigars were released in two types, Aggressive and Passive, in June 2019 as part of the IPCPR trade show from brand founder Matt Booth. The Aggressive features a dark maduro wrapper of unannounced origin while the Passive, which we are reviewing today, has a Ecuadorian Habano donning its exterior. Both…

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Epic Cigars Project E San Andres Gran Ola

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Toro SIZE:   6-1/4″ x 54 ORIGIN:   Dominican Republic FACTORY:   Charles Fairmorn WRAPPER:   Mexican San Andres BINDER:   Indonesian Sumatra FILLER:   Dominican Republic and Nicuaraguan STRENGTH:   Medium – Full SOURCE:   Received Sample from Epic Cigars ENVIRONMENT WHERE: My deck WHEN: July 12, 2020 DRINKS: Iced Tea WEATHER: Perfect warm Summer night – low 80’s with 65%…

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Casdagli Daughters of the Wind Cremello

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Lancero SIZE:   7-1/2″ x 39 ORIGIN:   Costa Rica FACTORY:   Tobacos de la Cordillera WRAPPER:   Costa Rican Claro BINDER:   Costa Rican Puriscal & Nicaraguan FILLER:   Dominican Oscuro Ligero & Peruvian STRENGTH:   Medium SOURCE: Small Batch Cigar ENVIRONMENT WHERE: My deck WHEN: April 25, 2020 @ 11am DRINKS: Ice Mountain  WEATHER: Low 60’s – a sunny…

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Micallef Cigars “To Be Named” Maduro

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Gran Toro SIZE:   6-3/4″ x 54 ORIGIN:   Nicaragua FACTORY:   Micallef Cigars S.A. WRAPPER:   Nicaraguan Maduro BINDER:   Sumatra FILLER:   Nicaraguan and Dominican STRENGTH:   Medium SOURCE: Micallef Cigars ENVIRONMENT WHERE: Deck at home WHEN: April 7, 2020 @ 1:00pm DRINKS: Ice Mountain bottled water WEATHER: Mid 70’s – warm and mostly sunny WHAT’S ON: Metallica Mix…

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Stolen Throne Crook of the Crown

Mike reviews the new brand on the scene – Stolen Throne Crook of the Crown. See if the boys from Virginia made a stogie that belongs in your humidor.

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L’Atelier Cote d’Or 2017 L.E.

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   [vitola name] SIZE:   [##” x ##] ORIGIN:   [country of origin] FACTORY:   [factory] WRAPPER:   [wrapper] BINDER:   [binder] FILLER:   [filler] STRENGTH:   [strength] SOURCE: [source] ENVIRONMENT WHERE: [location] WHEN: [date/time] DRINKS: [bev] WEATHER: [weather] WHAT’S ON: [what’s on] PRODUCTION RELEASE TYPE  [release type] ORIGINALLY RELEASE DATE  [OR release date] TOTAL PRODUCTION Typical Box Size:     Boxes of [##] Production…

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