Fratello Oro Gordo 6 x 60

Not sure what I think of the diagonal band, lacks masculinity, not that that matters for a 6″ x 60! Milk chocolate and gold is always a good look, Pack was a little on the soft side with a medium cold draw resistance, no notable flavours from fresh. Surprisingly once lit smoke output was limited […]

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Charter Oak Rothschild 4.5 x 50

When I first started smoking cigars I was all about the Maduro wrapper, which I still am a very big fan but lately Connecticut shade has been a standout for me. As expected barnyard aromas of  hay and cedar are shown from fresh. Pack is a little soft but uniform with an exceptionally smooth wrapper, […]

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Romeo y Julieta No.1 5.5 x 42

The very first cigar I reviewed on this site was the RYJ No.3.  Fourteen months later I thought it was time to revisit this brand and try the RYJ No.1. Opened with a punch this time the cold draw has a taste of Weet-Bix and honey. Draw is pretty tight hopefully not a hindrance. First third  […]

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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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