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HVC Serie A Canones Double RobustoMarch, 202090
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Overall, this was a very good cigar and enjoyable.  In the 2/3 point the flavors really ki... Read More
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Camacho Liberty 2012 ThrowbackSeptember, 201984
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Cigar Rating Reviewer Date
Padilla Artemis Torpedo3.5 Star Ratingtuck04113/29/2020 7:05 PM
Humidor time: 332 days
Appearance and construction: A couple minor veins, a light sheen, and a moderately firm pack with no soft spots... Gave it two clips with the guillotine and PLD was moderately tight. (12/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a faint whiff of chocolate. The light gave a medium/full profile with a spicy retro, a note of coffee, and hints of black pepper and chocolate. The spice in the nose faded quickly with the other flavors mellowing into a semi-pleasant consistency for the duration and the body receding more towards medium range. Not really in my wheelhouse, but it was passable. Strength was about medium. (18/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light gave a moderately easy draw, decent smoke volume, and an even burn to start. I quickly gave it a third clip which opened up the draw to a more or less optimal degree. The burn stayed even through the first third with the ash dropping at 1 1/2" leaving a small cone. The burn got a bit wavy in the 2nd third but self-corrected and things were then uneventful down to the nub. Draw and smoke output were optimal throughout after the third clip. (22/25)

Overall impression: Not a bad smoke at all, but still not really much to write home about.  Decently good construction but the flavors were merely OK and nothing special or noteworthy.  I'd smoke it again, though, and will as I have a few more that will be burned up on the commute. (25/35)

Burn time: 1:55
Rating: 77
Warped Serie Gran Reserva 19884 Star Ratingarrow343/29/2020 5:11 PM
Picked up a fiver after trying this at a lounge in Huntsville,Al.  Beautifully constructed cigar.  On first light nice cream and pepper taste. Small nutty flavor comings in next.

Second half brings on some oaky and a nice slight sweet flavor.  Medium to medium plus. Smoke it nice and slow and you will let the best experience with this stick. Great stick for the right price.
CyB (formerly Cuenca y Blanco) Toro Supremo4 Star Ratinggitfiddl3/29/2020 3:16 PM
This cigar had been in my humidor for about a year and a half before smoking.  It was a well-made cigar with know visible flaws in the wrapper and no soft spots in the body of the cigar.  The draw and burn were perfect and it produced a firm grey ash that grew to about two inches before dropping in a solid chunk.  The flavors were woody, with a decided fruit-like taste.  A few rimes, the taste almost reminded me of oatmeal with sweet peaches and cream.  Very tasty.  The smoke produced was thick and creamy.  Definitely one of the better cigars I have smoked.
Alec Bradley V2L Black Gordo3.5 Star Ratingtuck04113/29/2020 1:11 PM
Humidor time: 332 days
Appearance and construction: A few veins, an oily sheen, and a firm pack with no soft spots... Gave it a double V-cut and PLD was open. (12/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a whiff of tobacco. The light gave a medium/full profile with a spicy retro and notes of coffee, leather and bitter dark chocolate. This stayed pretty consistent throughout.  Not bad, but the bitterness was a bit strong and not my favorite sort of flavor. Strength was about medium. (18/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced a moderately easy draw, decent smoke volume, and an even burn to start. I considered giving it a clip with the guillotine to try and open the draw a bit more but decided to go with it. The burn remained even through the first third with the ash dropping at 1 1/2" leaving a cone. Things were then mostly uneventful down to the nub with the burn occasionally getting slightly wavy but it always self-corrected quickly. Draw and smoke output were just shy of optimal but were completely adequate throughout. (22/25)

Overall impression: Pretty nice long smoke for my Sunday morning Netflix/youtube session.  Flavors could have been a bit better (less bitter...) but were adequate to get the job done and ditto for the construction.  I'd smoke it again. (25/35)

Burn time: 1:58
Rating: 77
La Palina Classic Maduro Robusto3.5 Star Ratingtuck04113/28/2020 9:47 PM
Humidor time: 331 days
Appearance and construction: A couple minor veins, an oily sheen, and a moderately firm pack with no soft spots... Gave it a double V-cut and PLD was moderately open. (12/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a whiff of rich tobacco. The light gave a medium/full profile with notes of coffee and leather, a hint of black pepper, and just a slight hint of spice on retro.  Pleasant enough, overall, but it could have done better with more spice. Strength was medium at best. (20/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced an easy draw, good smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn stayed even through the first third with the ash falling unexpectedly on my shirt at 1" with no cone left behind. The burn got wavy, then lop-sided in the 2nd third and got a single touch-up, after which things were uneventful down to the nub. Draw and smoke output were optimal throughout. (20/25)

Overall impression: Pretty decent smoke for a budget stick and the rest of this five pack will make suitable commute smokes.  Not good enough to buy again, though. (25/35)

Burn time: 1:21
Rating: 77
Rocky Patel Flor de San Andres Black Toro4.5 Star Ratingtuck04113/28/2020 5:15 PM
Humidor time: 331 days
Appearance and construction: A couple of minor veins, a light sheen, and a moderately firm pack with no soft spots... Gave it a clip with the guillotine and PLD was moderately tight. (12/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a whiff of coffee. The light gave a medium/full profile with a bit of spice on retro and notes of leather, coffee, and black pepper. The spice in the nose faded quickly with the other flavors remaining consistent for the duration with the addition of a hint of chocolate appearing in the final third and the body increasing to full. Quite tasty, overall. Strength was about medium. (23/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced a moderately easy draw, good smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn stayed even through the first third with the ash dropping at 1 1/2" leaving a cone. Things were then uneventful down to the nub with draw and smoke output being optimal throughout. (24/25)

Overall impression: The non-"black" version of this stick that I reviewed a couple of weeks ago was a pretty decent smoke, but this one was better.  The difference seems to be the addition of some Dominican filler leaves and a different wrapper, although still from the San Andres valley in Mexico.  It definitely adds a bit of a tasty boost to the flavors and, yep, I'd smoke it again. (32/35)

Burn time: 1:45
Rating: 91
Puros Indios Reserva Maxima 2003 Corona Larga4 Star Ratingtuck04113/28/2020 12:43 PM
Humidor time: 497 days in mine, unknown in someone else's...
Appearance and construction: One prominent vein, a light sheen, and a moderately soft pack with no soft spots... Gave it a double V-cut and PLD was open. (12/15)

Flavor: Got nothing from PLA. The light gave a mild/medium profile with a buttery note and a hint of spice. This stayed pretty consistent through the first half or so until I started getting hints of wood and grass with the body ramping up into medium territory. Pretty tasty for what appears to be a conny-wrappered stick. Strength was about medium. (21/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced an easy draw, good smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn stayed very even through the first third with the ash dropping at 1 1/2" leaving a cone. The burn remained razor-sharp and things were very uneventful down to the nub. Draw and smoke output were optimal throughout. (25/25)

Overall impression: A fine smoke to accompany my Saturday morning youtube session (various cigar-related channel surfing) and one I'd gladly smoke again if I had any more.  Got this one from OZZ in some trade or other quite some time back and he'd had it in his humi for an unknown length of time, so I wasn't really expecting much, but it turned out to be a pretty nice smoke. No idea if this brand still exists or if these are made any more, but I'm guessing not.  (31/35)

Burn time: 1:28
Rating: 89
Punch Signature Torpedo4 Star Ratingmhuss3/28/2020 12:22 PM
This was one of the better Punch cigar I've smoked in a while.  The aromas and flavors were slightly sweet, creamy and well-balanced.  The burn was fairly straight but quick.  This cigar did not last as long as I would have liked.  The only other criticism I have is that the flavors got fairly bitter toward the end of the smoke.  I actually ditched the cigar a little earlier than I normally would have.  Other than that, this signature torpedo was a great all-around cigar.
A.J. Fernandez Bellas Artes Robusto4.5 Star Ratingmhuss3/28/2020 12:19 PM
Another fantastic cigar from AJ Fernandez.  The box-pressed feel of this cigar made it really inviting and fun to smoke.  The delicious flavors had a sweet, creamy, woody taste.  Naturally since the cigar was so good, it seemed to not last as long as I would have liked.  The burn was even and straight the entire smoke.  This is definitely one delicious and enjoyable smoke!
Diesel Special Edition Corona3.5 Star Ratingtuck04113/27/2020 11:28 PM
Humidor time: 330 days
Appearance and construction: A couple of minor veins, a light sheen, and a moderately firm pack with no soft spots... Gave it a double V-cut and PLD was tight.  Clipped it with the guillotine and PLD was still tight. Hmmm... (12/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a whiff of earthy tobacco. The light gave a medium/full profile with a note of leather and not much else.  This stayed pretty consistent throughout the smoke.  Pleasant enough but a bit one-dimensional. (20/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced a so-so draw, smoke volume on the thin side, and an even burn to start. Draw and smoke output approached optimal in the first half inch, but never fully got there throughout the smoke. The first ash dropped at 1" with no cone left behind, but I did get a small cone after the 2nd ashing. The burn stayed even throughout. (20/25)

Overall impression: Pretty decent, slow-burning smoke, this one.  I'd previously smoked this blend in a couple of other vitolas, so knew what to expect flavor-wise. It's pleasant but nothing special and the tight pack and restricted draw bring it down a few more points.  I have a few more and will update this review should they perform any better. (25/35)

Burn time: 1:13
Rating: 77

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