Cohiba Medio Siglo

What better way to ring in the New Year than to try my first Cohiba! Presentation is on point! Smooth wrapper minimal veins and perfect cap, I wouldn’t expect anything less from this iconic brand! I have found many cuban cigars have a softer pack and today this example is no exception. Once opened with […]

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The Tabernacle Broadleaf Toro

Instantly you’ll notice the quality of this cigar, firm to the touch with a flawless Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. The cap was placed meticulously and such a regal band, I’m impressed. A faint smell of coco and hay was what was first noticed, the cold draw was very light with hints of barnyard. Once lit full […]

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Macanudo 1968 Corona 42 x 147

First thing you’ll notice is just how bumpy this cigar is,  the veins are quite aggressive nearly to the point of bursting. There is a very interesting smell from fresh, Sulfur like you just lit a match. This scent entices me as much as it scares me. Consensus states this brand is synonymous with mildness, […]

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La Aurora Untamed Robusto 50 x 127

As you can see this is something very different from La Aurora. The band sold me so let’s hope that looks aren’t deceiving. Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper ticks all the boxes for me, dark & oily with a solid rustic feel that shows real authenticity. Dark chocolate with spice for the cold draw.  After twenty minutes […]

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1 Year old Today!

Today marks the first anniversary of Amateur Reviews .online and my first year of critiquing cigars. Enjoying cigars and sharing my experiences has been a very enjoyable hobby which I hope continues for many years to come. Winner of my Favourite cigar this past year is: JOYA DE NICARAGUA ANTANO DARK COROJO  Simply perfection! Don’t […]

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Padron Churchill Maduro 6 7/8 x 46

Many reviews describe this cigars build as questionable, especially the basic single cap which is barely holding on. Some say it’s to be torn off with your teeth, now lets add this very toothy wrapper… OK now this cigar presents as an old style authentic cigar with character. I like it! Cold draw was very […]

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Macanudo Diplomat Maduro 60 x 115

What drew me to try this cigar is the unique shape, the Figurado. The appearance is also surprisingly similar to my bonsai fig tree 🙂 Once I discovered this cigar I found they were very difficult to come across in Australia. My local cigar store rarely stocks these so much so that I stopped looking for […]

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