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TimestampReviewerCigar NumberAppearance [Score]Appearance NotesAroma [Score]Aroma Notes1/3 Flavor [Score]1/3 Strength1/3 Body/Complexity1/3 Notes2/3 Flavor [Score]2/3 Strength2/3 Body/Complexity2/3 Notes3/3 Flavor [Score]3/3 Strength3/3 Body/Complexity3/3 NotesDraw [Score]Draw NotesBurn [Score]Burn NotesConstruction ScoreConstruction NotesOverall Experience [Score]Overall NotesSmoking timeAppearanceAromafirst 1first 2second 1second 2final 1final 2drawburnconst
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9/26/2017 10:02:36Isaac M. The Nothing)65892.5"This was a good sized cigar with a beautiful golden wrapper. " -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)90"There was an aroma to this cigar that immediately reminded me of Brazil nuts." -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)87.5MildLight"This cigar lit up much more easily that most cigars which, I think, helped lead to an initial charcoal top note. It didn't take that charcoal harshness to fade away leaving light flavors of nuts and dry grass. " -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)90MildLight-Medium"The nutty note to this cigar really seemed to swing decidedly towards Brazil nuts at this point. There was still a dry grass quality to it as well, and there was a slow build up of creamy white pepper in the background. The retrohale on this cigar was quite intensely spicy and extremely contradictory of the mellow flavors." -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)90MediumMedium"The ending of this cigar showed a natural progression from the beginning. While the same nut and dry grass flavors persisted, there was an increase of body, and a slight bit more of a creamy white pepper, that brought about a satisfying conclusion. " -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)85"This cigar was way too loose for my liking. It was beyond effortless and almost like it was breathing smoke into you." -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)87.5"I was happy, overall, with the performance of this cigar. Once effortlessly lit, it kept on going all the way to the end. Ash fell regularly about every third of an inch, and did not hold well. " -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)82.5"This cigar looked outstanding, but once it was in hand, I immediately felt like it was too light and underfilled. This was confirmed when I cut the cap and felt absolutely no resistance on the draw. Then there was the amount of time it took to smoke this cigar that also pointed to it being underfilled. " -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)85"If you're looking for a mild, introductory cigar, this just might be the right thing. It's very mild and very easy to enjoy. However, the lack of heft to a cigar this size immediately suggests to me that this is a budget stick. If that is indeed the case, then it's a good cigar for the price point. If it is retailing for more than five bucks, though, it's over priced and not up to snuff with other cigars in the range. " -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)6500001010000
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9/27/2017 5:45:24Stefan Stefan)65890"A fine Claro wrapper with a few noticeable veins." -<strong>Stefan </strong> (Stefan)90"Subdued aroma of vanilla biscuits and soft wood." -<strong>Stefan </strong> (Stefan)87.5Medium-StrongLight"Unexpectedly strong from the get-go, with lean flavors of dry wood, white pepper, and anise." -<strong>Stefan </strong> (Stefan)87.5Medium-StrongLight"The flavors turned sharper, focusing on white pepper and some green leaf notes with soft licorice in the background." -<strong>Stefan </strong> (Stefan)87.5Medium-StrongMedium"The final third introduced more dry spices. The smoke became medium in flavor, with a profile revolving around white and black pepper, fennel seeds, anise and dill." -<strong>Stefan </strong> (Stefan)90"Draw seemed fine; perhaps just a touch too easy." -<strong>Stefan </strong> (Stefan)95"No qualms with the burnline at my end." -<strong>Stefan </strong> (Stefan)90"Other then a proclivity to overheat if puffed too hard, this was a solidly rolled stogie." -<strong>Stefan </strong> (Stefan)87.5"Nothing exciting here, though a solid cigar that would make a great daily smoke for people who like white pepper flavors, if the price is right that is." -<strong>Stefan </strong> (Stefan)10601000001000
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10/9/2017 22:52:33Jason H. Jokey Smurf)65890"This is a nice looking cigar that is sporting a Connecticut shade wrapper leaf with a few medium veins and that feels like a couple of stems running the length of the cigar. It has a double cap which is nicely applied and tight invisible seams." -<strong>Jason H. </strong> (Jokey Smurf)90"The aroma is mildly sweet with cedar notes. At the foot the cigar is slightly grassy." -<strong>Jason H. </strong> (Jokey Smurf)90Medium-StrongMedium-Full"The initial puffs present me with a wide open draw and woodsy charcoal notes. There is also a fair amount of black pepper that lingers on my palate long after each puff. As the cigar warmed up the pepper intensified and overpowered all other flavors." -<strong>Jason H. </strong> (Jokey Smurf)82.5StrongMedium-Full"The second portion of this cigar remained steeped in strong black pepper but also became acrid and harsh, leaving a very unpleasant flavor in the back of my throat. If this weren't a cigar review I would not proceed beyond this point... It really is not pleasant at all." -<strong>Jason H. </strong> (Jokey Smurf)77.5StrongFull"The final third remained harsh and unpleasant, adding heat which made the smoke even more harsh. " -<strong>Jason H. </strong> (Jokey Smurf)87.5"The draw on this sample was wide open... Almost like smoking a loosely packed pipe." -<strong>Jason H. </strong> (Jokey Smurf)95"There were no issues with the burn on this sample... Even with significant wind the burn line remained sharp and even." -<strong>Jason H. </strong> (Jokey Smurf)90"There were no issues regarding the construction of this sample. The appearance was acceptable and the ash remained intact, dropping off in one inch chunks." -<strong>Jason H. </strong> (Jokey Smurf)82.5"Looks aside, this was not a pleasant smoking experience. The flavors were harsh and acrid, not something I would have finished if not for the purposes of a review. The resting smoke was unpleasant as well... Making me conscious of wind direction in order to avoid the lingering smoke. This is not something I care to experience again." -<strong>Jason H. </strong> (Jokey Smurf)5510100000010
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10/12/2017 17:19:26Adam B. Bushboy)65892.5"Nice milk chocolate wrapper. Minimal veins that could be seen, but not felt. Appears to be a triple cap. Toro size. " -<strong>Adam B. </strong> (Bushboy)90"Very subtle notes. Tea bags and earthy. Hay ride with a touch of honey." -<strong>Adam B. </strong> (Bushboy)90MediumMedium"Nougat, caramel and spice to start off. Black pepper that delivers a tingly burn. Toasty and slightly bread-like flavors with a long finish. Black and white zebra ash that is forming in nice tiny layers. Almost perfect burn with a pronounced black burn line that looks like somebody put a ring from a sharpie on this stick." -<strong>Adam B. </strong> (Bushboy)92.5MediumMedium-Full"Toasty caramel flavors dominate. Marzipan and creamy almonds. Slightly peppery aftertaste, although the spice is fading. Ashes last for about an inch although I keep relieving it of its duty before it falls in my lap. " -<strong>Adam B. </strong> (Bushboy)92.5Medium-StrongMedium-Full"Very spongy squeeze. Construction is holding up well, although there is quite a bit of play when pinched. Spice and baked nuttiness still dominate this cigars flavors. Strength is definitely building as I approach the nub. Almost bitter end to this fantastic smoke. Semi sweet chocolate aftertaste present." -<strong>Adam B. </strong> (Bushboy)92.5"Near perfect. Never wavered or had any restrictions or drawbacks. Exactly what I look for in a cigar." -<strong>Adam B. </strong> (Bushboy)97.5"Almost dead nuts the whole time. Very nice burn that was slow and cool." -<strong>Adam B. </strong> (Bushboy)95"No issues with the construction. No errors, flaws or blemishes from start to finish." -<strong>Adam B. </strong> (Bushboy)95"Definitely a good cigar with nice warm toasty and sweet flavors. Perfect to pair with a cool fall evening. Very warm transitions that built in strength and ended with a pop of nicotine goodness." -<strong>Adam B. </strong> (Bushboy)7500010000000
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10/13/2017 20:33:29Steve ThaGreatWazoo)65892.5"This cigar had a real nice looking wrapper. It was almost like a smooth milk chocolate shade. A clean cut on the foot and a nice triple cap complemented a real nice overall appearance. Minimal veins were present and the vitola was nice, but seemed a little on the lengthy side." -<strong>Steve </strong> (ThaGreatWazoo)85"The aroma was kind-of middle of the road. There was an initial overwhelming mustiness to the cigar. However, after cutting the foot and letting it sit for a few, it began to soften and open up. The cold draw had hints of oak, earth, and hay. Almost a full blend of the flavors. Very nice cold draw to get you ready for the cigar." -<strong>Steve </strong> (ThaGreatWazoo)87.5Medium-StrongMedium-Full"Initially, there was lots of pepper and spice coming off of the beginning of the cigar. The aroma and smoke output was robust and did not disappoint. The flavor profile was subdued slightly it seemed. Light notes of oak and earth could be found on the inhale and the retrohale offered a little uptick in strength and pepper. A nice start to the cigar, but nothing too impressive. " -<strong>Steve </strong> (ThaGreatWazoo)90Medium-StrongMedium-Full"The second third started off with a slight touch-up to the burn. A subtle char can be seen while the cigar burns. The smoke and aroma stays very abundant and pleasant. There was not that nasty overwhelming smoke, just a real nice aroma that hovered in the air. The flavor profile begins to open up a little more. The notes of oak and earth become more abundant and compliment the new pepper draws that are coming in. The cigar is medium to full strength, but is not overpowering the senses." -<strong>Steve </strong> (ThaGreatWazoo)90Medium-StrongMedium-Full"The final third finishes with a little char and heat build-up. The smoke has subsided slightly and the cigar needs to be touched up a few times to keep it going. The pepper flavor starts to really build and almost wipes out the earthy notes. Not a bad finish, but did not have me looking for a nub tool to keep smoking until the last few puffs. " -<strong>Steve </strong> (ThaGreatWazoo)87.5"The draw was a nice attribute to the cigar. Nothing to over the top, but definitely not to open with a straight cut. I would like to try this cigar with a v-cut, just to see if there is a real difference." -<strong>Steve </strong> (ThaGreatWazoo)85"The burn was fair. It did waiver often, but a simple touchup or two brought it back in to the manageable level." -<strong>Steve </strong> (ThaGreatWazoo)92.5"I really liked the construction of this cigar. From the smooth looking wrapper and its color to the nice cap and feel, this cigar gave that feeling of mid to high end production value." -<strong>Steve </strong> (ThaGreatWazoo)87.5"This cigar was a real nice treat to cap off the day. Nothing over the top or knock your socks off, but it did have a nice mixture of flavors that did not overwhelm or destroy the senses. The burn was a nuisance from time to time, but should not make you dismiss smoking this cigar. Grab some, enjoy. Should be worth the price point, I hope." -<strong>Steve </strong> (ThaGreatWazoo)7400000100101
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Real Average91.5089.0088.505.904.7088.506.305.5087.507.507.1088.5092.0090.0087.5075.00
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Standard Deviation1.372.241.372.613.033.793.032.835.861.411.672.855.424.684.6819.12
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Lower89.7986.2086.792.640.9183.762.511.9680.175.735.0184.9485.2384.1581.6551.10
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Stefan 909087.57.51.587.57.5FALSE87.57.55.590959087.5FALSE
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Weight10510101010101025100
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Score9.154.508.859.009.008.759.389.1921.4189.22
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Overall Strength7.33
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Overall Body5.90
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Total Score89
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<h3>Initial Impressions</h3>Blind Cigar Review: Foundation Cigars | Highclere Castle Toro
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<h4>Appearance:<strong>92</strong></h4><h3>Cigar Info</h3>
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<h3 style="text-align: center;">Vital Stats:</h3>
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"This is a nice looking cigar that is sporting a Connecticut shade wrapper leaf with a few medium veins and that feels like a couple of stems running the length of the cigar. It has a double cap which is nicely applied and tight invisible seams." -<strong>Jason H. </strong> (Jokey Smurf)<p style="text-align: center;font-size: 130%; line-height: 140%;">Vitola: <strong>Toro</strong>
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<h4>Aroma:<strong>90</strong></h4>Length:<strong>6"</strong>
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"Subdued aroma of vanilla biscuits and soft wood." -<strong>Stefan </strong> (Stefan)Ring Gauge:<strong>52</strong>
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<h3>First Third</h3>Country of Origin:<strong>Nicaragua</strong>
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<h4>Flavor:<strong>89</strong>Wrapper:<strong>Connecticut Shade</strong>
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Strength:<strong>Medium-Strong</strong>Binder:<strong>Brazilian Meta Fina</strong>
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Body/Complexity:<strong>Medium</strong></h4>Filler:<strong>Nicaragua</strong>
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"The initial puffs present me with a wide open draw and woodsy charcoal notes. There is also a fair amount of black pepper that lingers on my palate long after each puff. As the cigar warmed up the pepper intensified and overpowered all other flavors." -<strong>Jason H. </strong> (Jokey Smurf)Factory:<strong>Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA)</strong>
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Blender:<strong>Nick Melillo]</strong>
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"Nougat, caramel and spice to start off. Black pepper that delivers a tingly burn. Toasty and slightly bread-like flavors with a long finish. Black and white zebra ash that is forming in nice tiny layers. Almost perfect burn with a pronounced black burn line that looks like somebody put a ring from a sharpie on this stick." -<strong>Adam B. </strong> (Bushboy)Number of reviewers: <strong>5</strong>- <strong>Isaac M. </strong>(The Nothing)<strong>Stefan </strong>(Stefan)<strong>Jason H. </strong>(Jokey Smurf)<strong>Adam B. </strong>(Bushboy)<strong>Steve </strong>(ThaGreatWazoo)#VALUE!#VALUE!#VALUE!#VALUE!#VALUE!
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<h3>Second Third</h3>Price:<strong>$15.00</strong>
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<h4>Flavor:<strong>90</strong>Age:<strong>2 Months</strong>
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Strength:<strong>Medium-Strong</strong>Release Date:<strong>July 2017</strong>
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Body/Complexity:<strong>Medium-Full</strong></h4>Contributed by:<strong>Foundation Cigars</strong></p>
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"The nutty note to this cigar really seemed to swing decidedly towards Brazil nuts at this point. There was still a dry grass quality to it as well, and there was a slow build up of creamy white pepper in the background. The retrohale on this cigar was quite intensely spicy and extremely contradictory of the mellow flavors." -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)
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"The second third started off with a slight touch-up to the burn. A subtle char can be seen while the cigar burns. The smoke and aroma stays very abundant and pleasant. There was not that nasty overwhelming smoke, just a real nice aroma that hovered in the air. The flavor profile begins to open up a little more. The notes of oak and earth become more abundant and compliment the new pepper draws that are coming in. The cigar is medium to full strength, but is not overpowering the senses." -<strong>Steve </strong> (ThaGreatWazoo)
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<h3>Final Third</h3>
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<h4>Flavor:<strong>90</strong>
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Strength:<strong>Medium-Strong</strong>
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Body/Complexity:<strong>Medium-Full</strong></h4>
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"The ending of this cigar showed a natural progression from the beginning. While the same nut and dry grass flavors persisted, there was an increase of body, and a slight bit more of a creamy white pepper, that brought about a satisfying conclusion. " -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)
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"The final third introduced more dry spices. The smoke became medium in flavor, with a profile revolving around white and black pepper, fennel seeds, anise and dill." -<strong>Stefan </strong> (Stefan)
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<h3>Overall Impressions<h3>
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<h4>Draw:<strong>88</strong></h4>
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"The draw was a nice attribute to the cigar. Nothing to over the top, but definitely not to open with a straight cut. I would like to try this cigar with a v-cut, just to see if there is a real difference." -<strong>Steve </strong> (ThaGreatWazoo)
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<h4>Burn:<strong>94</strong></h4>
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"There were no issues with the burn on this sample... Even with significant wind the burn line remained sharp and even." -<strong>Jason H. </strong> (Jokey Smurf)
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<h4>Construction:<strong>92</strong></h4>
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"I really liked the construction of this cigar. From the smooth looking wrapper and its color to the nice cap and feel, this cigar gave that feeling of mid to high end production value." -<strong>Steve </strong> (ThaGreatWazoo)
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<h4>Overall Strength:<strong>Medium-Strong</strong>
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Overall Body/Complexity:<strong>Medium-Full</strong>
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Experience Overall:<strong>86</strong></h4>
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"If you're looking for a mild, introductory cigar, this just might be the right thing. It's very mild and very easy to enjoy. However, the lack of heft to a cigar this size immediately suggests to me that this is a budget stick. If that is indeed the case, then it's a good cigar for the price point. If it is retailing for more than five bucks, though, it's over priced and not up to snuff with other cigars in the range. " -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)<br />
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"Nothing exciting here, though a solid cigar that would make a great daily smoke for people who like white pepper flavors, if the price is right that is." -<strong>Stefan </strong> (Stefan)<br />
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"Looks aside, this was not a pleasant smoking experience. The flavors were harsh and acrid, not something I would have finished if not for the purposes of a review. The resting smoke was unpleasant as well... Making me conscious of wind direction in order to avoid the lingering smoke. This is not something I care to experience again." -<strong>Jason H. </strong> (Jokey Smurf)<br />
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"Definitely a good cigar with nice warm toasty and sweet flavors. Perfect to pair with a cool fall evening. Very warm transitions that built in strength and ended with a pop of nicotine goodness." -<strong>Adam B. </strong> (Bushboy)<br />
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"This cigar was a real nice treat to cap off the day. Nothing over the top or knock your socks off, but it did have a nice mixture of flavors that did not overwhelm or destroy the senses. The burn was a nuisance from time to time, but should not make you dismiss smoking this cigar. Grab some, enjoy. Should be worth the price point, I hope." -<strong>Steve </strong> (ThaGreatWazoo)
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<h4>Smoking Time (in minutes):<strong>67</strong></h4>
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Total Score:89
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9/26/2017 10:02:36Isaac M. (The Nothing)658GreatThis was a good sized cigar with a beautiful golden wrapper. Very GoodThere was an aroma to this cigar that immediately reminded me of Brazil nuts.GoodMildLightThis cigar lit up much more easily that most cigars which, I think, helped lead to an initial charcoal top note. It didn't take that charcoal harshness to fade away leaving light flavors of nuts and dry grass. Very GoodMildLight-MediumThe nutty note to this cigar really seemed to swing decidedly towards Brazil nuts at this point. There was still a dry grass quality to it as well, and there was a slow build up of creamy white pepper in the background. The retrohale on this cigar was quite intensely spicy and extremely contradictory of the mellow flavors.Very GoodMediumMediumThe ending of this cigar showed a natural progression from the beginning. While the same nut and dry grass flavors persisted, there was an increase of body, and a slight bit more of a creamy white pepper, that brought about a satisfying conclusion. FairThis cigar was way too loose for my liking. It was beyond effortless and almost like it was breathing smoke into you.GoodI was happy, overall, with the performance of this cigar. Once effortlessly lit, it kept on going all the way to the end. Ash fell regularly about every third of an inch, and did not hold well. SubparThis cigar looked outstanding, but once it was in hand, I immediately felt like it was too light and underfilled. This was confirmed when I cut the cap and felt absolutely no resistance on the draw. Then there was the amount of time it took to smoke this cigar that also pointed to it being underfilled. FairIf you're looking for a mild, introductory cigar, this just might be the right thing. It's very mild and very easy to enjoy. However, the lack of heft to a cigar this size immediately suggests to me that this is a budget stick. If that is indeed the case, then it's a good cigar for the price point. If it is retailing for more than five bucks, though, it's over priced and not up to snuff with other cigars in the range. 65
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9/27/2017 5:45:24Stefan (Stefan)658Very GoodA fine Claro wrapper with a few noticeable veins.Very GoodSubdued aroma of vanilla biscuits and soft wood.GoodMedium-StrongLightUnexpectedly strong from the get-go, with lean flavors of dry wood, white pepper, and anise.GoodMedium-StrongLightThe flavors turned sharper, focusing on white pepper and some green leaf notes with soft licorice in the background.GoodMedium-StrongMediumThe final third introduced more dry spices. The smoke became medium in flavor, with a profile revolving around white and black pepper, fennel seeds, anise and dill.Very GoodDraw seemed fine; perhaps just a touch too easy.ExcellentNo qualms with the burnline at my end.Very GoodOther then a proclivity to overheat if puffed too hard, this was a solidly rolled stogie.GoodNothing exciting here, though a solid cigar that would make a great daily smoke for people who like white pepper flavors, if the price is right that is.106
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10/9/2017 22:52:33Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)658Very GoodThis is a nice looking cigar that is sporting a Connecticut shade wrapper leaf with a few medium veins and that feels like a couple of stems running the length of the cigar. It has a double cap which is nicely applied and tight invisible seams.Very GoodThe aroma is mildly sweet with cedar notes. At the foot the cigar is slightly grassy.Very GoodMedium-StrongMedium-FullThe initial puffs present me with a wide open draw and woodsy charcoal notes. There is also a fair amount of black pepper that lingers on my palate long after each puff. As the cigar warmed up the pepper intensified and overpowered all other flavors.SubparStrongMedium-FullThe second portion of this cigar remained steeped in strong black pepper but also became acrid and harsh, leaving a very unpleasant flavor in the back of my throat. If this weren't a cigar review I would not proceed beyond this point... It really is not pleasant at all.PoorStrongFullThe final third remained harsh and unpleasant, adding heat which made the smoke even more harsh. GoodThe draw on this sample was wide open... Almost like smoking a loosely packed pipe.ExcellentThere were no issues with the burn on this sample... Even with significant wind the burn line remained sharp and even.Very GoodThere were no issues regarding the construction of this sample. The appearance was acceptable and the ash remained intact, dropping off in one inch chunks.SubparLooks aside, this was not a pleasant smoking experience. The flavors were harsh and acrid, not something I would have finished if not for the purposes of a review. The resting smoke was unpleasant as well... Making me conscious of wind direction in order to avoid the lingering smoke. This is not something I care to experience again.55
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10/12/2017 17:19:26Adam B. (Bushboy)658GreatNice milk chocolate wrapper. Minimal veins that could be seen, but not felt. Appears to be a triple cap. Toro size. Very GoodVery subtle notes. Tea bags and earthy. Hay ride with a touch of honey.Very GoodMediumMediumNougat, caramel and spice to start off. Black pepper that delivers a tingly burn. Toasty and slightly bread-like flavors with a long finish. Black and white zebra ash that is forming in nice tiny layers. Almost perfect burn with a pronounced black burn line that looks like somebody put a ring from a sharpie on this stick.GreatMediumMedium-FullToasty caramel flavors dominate. Marzipan and creamy almonds. Slightly peppery aftertaste, although the spice is fading. Ashes last for about an inch although I keep relieving it of its duty before it falls in my lap. GreatMedium-StrongMedium-FullVery spongy squeeze. Construction is holding up well, although there is quite a bit of play when pinched. Spice and baked nuttiness still dominate this cigars flavors. Strength is definitely building as I approach the nub. Almost bitter end to this fantastic smoke. Semi sweet chocolate aftertaste present.GreatNear perfect. Never wavered or had any restrictions or drawbacks. Exactly what I look for in a cigar.Close to PerfectAlmost dead nuts the whole time. Very nice burn that was slow and cool.ExcellentNo issues with the construction. No errors, flaws or blemishes from start to finish.ExcellentDefinitely a good cigar with nice warm toasty and sweet flavors. Perfect to pair with a cool fall evening. Very warm transitions that built in strength and ended with a pop of nicotine goodness.75
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10/13/2017 20:33:29Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)658GreatThis cigar had a real nice looking wrapper. It was almost like a smooth milk chocolate shade. A clean cut on the foot and a nice triple cap complemented a real nice overall appearance. Minimal veins were present and the vitola was nice, but seemed a little on the lengthy side.FairThe aroma was kind-of middle of the road. There was an initial overwhelming mustiness to the cigar. However, after cutting the foot and letting it sit for a few, it began to soften and open up. The cold draw had hints of oak, earth, and hay. Almost a full blend of the flavors. Very nice cold draw to get you ready for the cigar.GoodMedium-StrongMedium-FullInitially, there was lots of pepper and spice coming off of the beginning of the cigar. The aroma and smoke output was robust and did not disappoint. The flavor profile was subdued slightly it seemed. Light notes of oak and earth could be found on the inhale and the retrohale offered a little uptick in strength and pepper. A nice start to the cigar, but nothing too impressive. Very GoodMedium-StrongMedium-FullThe second third started off with a slight touch-up to the burn. A subtle char can be seen while the cigar burns. The smoke and aroma stays very abundant and pleasant. There was not that nasty overwhelming smoke, just a real nice aroma that hovered in the air. The flavor profile begins to open up a little more. The notes of oak and earth become more abundant and compliment the new pepper draws that are coming in. The cigar is medium to full strength, but is not overpowering the senses.Very GoodMedium-StrongMedium-FullThe final third finishes with a little char and heat build-up. The smoke has subsided slightly and the cigar needs to be touched up a few times to keep it going. The pepper flavor starts to really build and almost wipes out the earthy notes. Not a bad finish, but did not have me looking for a nub tool to keep smoking until the last few puffs. GoodThe draw was a nice attribute to the cigar. Nothing to over the top, but definitely not to open with a straight cut. I would like to try this cigar with a v-cut, just to see if there is a real difference.FairThe burn was fair. It did waiver often, but a simple touchup or two brought it back in to the manageable level.GreatI really liked the construction of this cigar. From the smooth looking wrapper and its color to the nice cap and feel, this cigar gave that feeling of mid to high end production value.GoodThis cigar was a real nice treat to cap off the day. Nothing over the top or knock your socks off, but it did have a nice mixture of flavors that did not overwhelm or destroy the senses. The burn was a nuisance from time to time, but should not make you dismiss smoking this cigar. Grab some, enjoy. Should be worth the price point, I hope.74
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