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Blackbird Cigar Co. The Rio (Privada Cigar Club Exclusive) Gran Toro March 2022 86
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (nirab)
Overall I really enjoyed this cigar. The small tunneling issue took away from the enjoyment, but that did not last too long. I definitely would smoke another one! Most of my point deductions were base... Read More
Blackbird Cigar Co. The Rio (Privada Cigar Club Exclusive) Gran Toro March 2022 90
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (junglepete)
I enjoyed smoking this cigar and would smoke it again given the chance. When I add up my scores from each category the total comes to 90. However, the overall experience felt like an 87 to me. Thanks ... Read More
Blackbird Cigar Co. The Rio (Privada Cigar Club Exclusive) Gran Toro March 2022 86
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: The Other Brian (ninfiction)
I'm not sure if I've had anything else from Blackbird, after smoking this one I'm interested to give more a try if for nothing more than the construction being perfect and the first 2/3 were pretty ta... Read More
Blackbird Cigar Co. The Rio (Privada Cigar Club Exclusive) Gran Toro March 2022 73
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (druid)
The burn issues of this cigar were a big detractor and required too much attention. The profile had no real transitions, the flavors were nothing exciting, and the astringent note (which finally disa... Read More
Crowned Heads Juarez OBS February 2022 88
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (Vroomp)
All in all I think this was a pretty consistent cigar in the medium range both in flavor and body. While for me there did not seem to be any real transition between thirds, and I wouldn't call this a ... Read More
Crowned Heads Juarez OBS February 2022 80
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Ryan (Adwinistrator)
Thanks to Pete for including me in the blind review! This was a decent cigar that had an enjoyable profile, but did not develop or progress in a way that kept my interest. It seemed to have trouble b... Read More
Crowned Heads Juarez OBS February 2022 91
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Stephen (appollo)
I would like to thank Pete for the chance to review this stick. I wish I could put some flavors to the taste I was getting. All I can say is that they were great. Lots of flavors, no strength, right ... Read More
Crowned Heads Juarez OBS February 2022 87
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brian (bstessl)
Thanks to Pete for letting me in on this one, I love doing blind reviews. This cigar was very enjoyable, it smoked well and had almost no issues. The flavor profile was good but could've used a bit ... Read More
Crowned Heads Juarez OBS February 2022 94
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Byron (Beegerply)
Overall I found this to be a very nice cigar. Although the cigar didn't have a whole lot of transitions, mainly the earthiness and woodiness along with the pepper was great for me, very simple but goo... Read More
Stallone Cigars Zaino Broadleaf Toro January 2022 88
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (Brlesq)
This is a good cigar to have a few in the humidor in rotation. Great construction, and even though there is not a lot of complexity in flavor notes from beginning to end, the profile is a unique combi... Read More
Stallone Cigars Zaino Broadleaf Toro January 2022 88
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (Kman)
This is a really great cigar with interesting flavors and an overall great construction. My only real criticism is that it never really seemed to evolve. Virtually every flavor and aroma was the same ... Read More
Stallone Cigars Zaino Broadleaf Toro January 2022 90
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (klamm143)
Thanks to Chuck for sponsoring the stick and including me in this review, and to Bruce for facilitating this month's critique. Thanks for the bodyguard. I found this stick to be very enjoyable, and in... Read More
Stallone Cigars Zaino Broadleaf Toro January 2022 90
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Neal (ntanner)
For me this was a very enjoyable experience. The flavor profile was right in my wheelhouse, the burn was good, smoke production was on point, really I have no bad things to say about this one. Grea... Read More
Stallone Cigars Zaino Broadleaf Toro January 2022 89
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (arrow34)
This was my first Stallone stick and had only seen them advertised. Pretty good introduction to the cigar line. I would like to try the other sticks in their lineup. I really enjoyed this broadleaf,... Read More
Paul Garmirian Gourmet Series Connoisseur December 2021 93
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Dave (Deener27)
I would just like to say thank you to Ryan for selecting me for this review. This was a fine cigar and certainly a box worthy pickup in my mind. I normally don't have a taste for cigars that are on ... Read More
Paul Garmirian Gourmet Series Connoisseur December 2021 88
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Nathan (nwb)
Overall, this was an expertly made cigar that I enjoyed. Being this is a blind review, I can't speak to the value, but it is definitely a cigar I would smoke again. If your desired profile is on the... Read More
Paul Garmirian Gourmet Series Connoisseur December 2021 81
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Byron (Beegerply)
I want to thank Ryan for giving me the chance to smoke this cigar. Just wish it would not have had the problems it did. Overall I enjoyed it and would look forward to smoking again. I'm not sure if it... Read More
Paul Garmirian Gourmet Series Connoisseur December 2021 85
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Stephen (appollo)
I would like to thank Ryan for including me in this review. The stick lasted around 1hr.and 30min. It never got above a mild in strength but flavor wise it was very nice. Again it reminded me of some ... Read More
Paul Garmirian Gourmet Series Connoisseur December 2021 90
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (HolySmokes)
This was a good quality cigar that smoked well from start to finish. This would be box worthy for a no frills, not too complex smooth smoke. This cigar could be smoked by a newbie and seasoned cigar a... Read More
Black Works Studio Hyena Lonsdale November 2021 88
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Chuck (Cfickter)
I am a James Brown and BWS/BLTC fan, love the Green Hornet and Killer Bee. While I would not put this cigar on that level it was certainly a very good smoke. Perhaps my biggest disappointment with th... Read More
Black Works Studio Hyena Lonsdale November 2021 74
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Neal (ntanner)
This one didn't really do it for me. Sort of one deminsional and not my deminsion. Never got over medium in strength and the flavors never really developed into anything attention grabbing. The burn w... Read More
Black Works Studio Hyena Lonsdale November 2021 83
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Kent (05Venturer)
First off, I appreciate being allowed in on this review, had been wanting to give this a try. Total smoke time ended up at just over an hour and 15 minutes, this cigar ended up being just OK for me, I... Read More
Black Works Studio Hyena Lonsdale November 2021 89
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (klamm143)
Overall, I found this to be a pleasurable smoke, yet different from what I am use to. Also, I probably would not buy a whole box of these but would not mind buying a few to hold in the humi for down t... Read More
Black Works Studio Hyena Lonsdale November 2021 92
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (arrow34)
I love Black Works Studio sticks and this one is no exception. Great flavor on this Hyena. Sweetness and woody with spicy flavors thrown into the mix. I would reach for this one again. Thanks Byro... Read More
Henry Clay War Hawk Rebellious LE Toro October 2021 85
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Adam (BewareDaPenguin)
I’d like to thank Klamm and geeks for giving me the opportunity to do this critique. Personally not something I would buy, but turned out to be an enjoyable stick. It nice to step out of your comfor... Read More
Henry Clay War Hawk Rebellious LE Toro October 2021 78
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (johncw)
Kevin thanks so much for providing the cigar for the critique. Bruce thanks for helping getting this set up. Cigar is beautiful in color and sheen. Construction was one of the best I have ever smok... Read More
Henry Clay War Hawk Rebellious LE Toro October 2021 86
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brian (ninfiction)
Big thanks to Kevin for including me in the critique. I do love me a Nicaraguan puro. This cigar did not disappoint once it moved past the initial pepper blast. Definitely would try another but pro... Read More
Henry Clay War Hawk Rebellious LE Toro October 2021 86
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (nirab)
I was surprised at how strong this cigar began, and how quickly it settled down. I honestly did not think I was going to enjoy this cigar based on the start, but it shifted gears into a very nice ciga... Read More
Henry Clay War Hawk Rebellious LE Toro October 2021 88
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Michael P. (StogieDad)
Overall, this is a good addition to the Henry Clay portfolio. I personally prefer the original War Hawk myself, but this one has its place. The construction was impeccable, and flavor profile was pr... Read More
Viaje Honey and Hand Grenades (HHG) The Rapier Maduro September 2021 86
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (Brlesq)
The guys here that regularly herf with me will attest that I am a big Viaje fan and smoke a lot of them. Most Viajes have some similarities in flavor profile. The HHG Maduro is a departure from that a... Read More
Viaje Honey and Hand Grenades (HHG) The Rapier Maduro September 2021 91
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Chuck (Cfickter)
Overall experience was very good. For me the cigar lacked complexity but if Viaje's intent was a solid strong stick then they accomplished that. This is not a smoke for the casual or inexperienced s... Read More
Viaje Honey and Hand Grenades (HHG) The Rapier Maduro September 2021 90
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brian (bstessl)
Thanks to Ninfiction for including me in this one, It was a very enjoyable full strength smoke with a good flavor profile to back it up. It burned well throughout but I did have a random re-light. W... Read More
Camacho Liberty 2021 September 2021 87
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Steve Ladd (Caveman Steve)
All in all, this was real pleasure to smoke. The performance of the cigar itself overcame the lack of complexity in flavor by a goodly margin. I'm anxious to try another one after dinner to see how ... Read More
Viaje Honey and Hand Grenades (HHG) The Rapier Maduro September 2021 90
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Stephen (appollo)
I would like to thank Brian for including me in this review and found the stick very enjoyable. I would recommend it ,but I will say again this is one strong stick so make sure you have a full stomach... Read More
Camacho Liberty 2021 September 2021 83
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Nick (nkowal)
The Camacho Liberty 2021 was a bit of a disappointment given the high bar I have for the Liberty series. But that might also just be about resetting expectations about what the Liberties are going for... Read More
Camacho Liberty 2021 September 2021 92
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (nirab)
I really enjoyed this cigar. The oak notes were perfect with the coffee and pepper, and the natural sweetness was very pleasant. My entire experience smoking this cigar was excellent, and I look forwa... Read More
Camacho Liberty 2021 September 2021 86
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (tuck0411)
Pretty nice smoke, this one, the uneven burn and needed maintenance aside. Flavor for days and if I hadn't known I'd have sworn this one had more Nicaraguan tobacco in it given the spicy profile, but ... Read More
Viaje Honey and Hand Grenades (HHG) The Rapier Maduro September 2021 86
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (HolySmokes)
Overall this is a great cigar, not flashy but solid. It was an enjoyable smoke from start to finish. The presentation was great and made the cigar seem more luxurious. It stands out. I was hoping for ... Read More
Camacho Liberty 2021 September 2021 89
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (Murphy223)
Thanks to Kevin (wescat) and Bruce for allowing me to participate. This one was fun. Overall, I enjoyed this cigar from start to finish. I'm glad I picked up a few because it is one I'd smoke again. ... Read More
Crowned Heads Jericho Hill 12 Honest Men August 2021 78
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (nirab)
I was a bit disappointed in the first third of this cigar from a performance standpoint. Overall, it was enjoyable, and corrected itself once I burned through the flaws. The flavor profile is not one ... Read More
Crowned Heads Jericho Hill 12 Honest Men August 2021 90
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Barry (benchjockey)
My guess is the Espinosa Laranja Escuro Lancero, but I believe this is a blend that I haven’t tried before. Regardless, this was a cigar I very much enjoyed and will be looking for again. I liked th... Read More
Crowned Heads Jericho Hill 12 Honest Men August 2021 88
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (biggsy16)
Firstly I would like to thank Stephen for including me and my limited skills in this cigar review.I enjoyed this cigar but it would have to be an occasion cigar for me planned out in advance as it is ... Read More
Crowned Heads Jericho Hill 12 Honest Men August 2021 77
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Adam (BewareDaPenguin)
Thank you again to Apollo and Cigar Geeks for the opportunity to review this cigar, overall I thought it was a good cigar, I really wish I didn't have the burn issues I did, as I'm sure it would've be... Read More
Crowned Heads Jericho Hill 12 Honest Men August 2021 90
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brian (ninfiction)
This review was done blind. Thank you Stephen for including me. My first thought was that this is a Drew Estate or maybe a Foundation Wise Man Maduro, but I'm going with the Crowned Heads Four Kick... Read More
Don Pepin Garcia (My Father Cigars) My Father No. 3 July 2021 92
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Dave (Deener27)
I would like to that Brian for selecting a very good cigar for this month's critique and for selecting me as a reviewer. We ran into some shipping issues which Brian worked out flawlessly. Despite t... Read More
Don Pepin Garcia (My Father Cigars) My Father No. 3 July 2021 71
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (Adwinistrator)
A decent cigar that was blended and constructed well, but did not hold up throughout the smoking experience. Whether due to the blend, or due to some burn issues, I enjoyed the first third the most, ... Read More
Don Pepin Garcia (My Father Cigars) My Father No. 3 July 2021 81
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Neal (ntanner)
Don't know what it was but it was a decent enough smoke. The flavors were good as was the smoke production and it burned good too but it just never really got me excited. Not saying I wouldn't smoke ... Read More
Don Pepin Garcia (My Father Cigars) My Father No. 3 July 2021 93
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Byron (Beegerply)
Overall I really enjoyed this cigar. Now the question is what was it. I think this was maybe a Nicaraguan filler, a Corojo binder with the wrapper being Nicaragaun. My guess would be a Camacho, not re... Read More
Don Pepin Garcia (My Father Cigars) My Father No. 3 July 2021 92
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: (Murphy223)
Thankyou both bstessl (Brian) for sponsoring and Bruce (Brlesq) for allowing me to participate. This was my 3rd Blind tasting and as mentioned above, very enjoyable. It was a good looking cigar ... Read More
Casa Fernandez Mombacho Thermonuclear L.E. Miami Robusto June 2021 80
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Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brian (bstessl)
This was my first cigar in 5 days and it definitely hit me like a "Nuke" on the fresh palate and nicotine free system. I liked the strength even though it hit hard at first, I havent felt that in a w... Read More

   
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