Joya Antano CT Corona Gorda

The Joya Antano Dark Corojo is definitely one of my favorite cigars; now let’s see what the  Connecticut version has to offer. The fresh scents of sweet barnyard, cocoa and butter smell incredible. The Connecticut wrapper is delicate and smooth, with a second band ‘CT’ that is probably not necessary because this wrapper cannot be […]

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Joya de Nicaragua Black

I love the look of this cigar, smooth dark nearly (black) wrapper with a simple and elegant band – very appealing! Solid pack, so much so that it was a little hard to cut the cap. The cold draw has modest resistance with distinct flavours of chocolate and grain. These flavours stayed present once lit, […]

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Joya de Nicaragua Silver Corona

This smooth dark Ecuadorian Oscuro wrapper really is a feast for the eyes when presented in a box pressed format. I’m really excited to try this new cigar from Joya! Unmistakable scent of milk chocolate from fresh, and like most box pressed cigars I have tried the pack was undeniably firm. The cold draw was […]

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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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MUWAT Review 3/5 MUWAT 7×70

First of all the size of this cigar is ridiculous! This is easily the largest cigar I have smoked and it was very intimidating.   Just like the Presidente there was a strong smell of chocolate, sweet cocoa with a slight hint of vanilla. The cigar lit very easily, the draw was light with a […]

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MUWAT Review 1/5 Presidente

  It’s all about the M.U.W.A.T for the next 5 reviews. I am interested to see what influence the size of the cigar has to do with the taste. So lets go….   This range of cigars is a collaboration between Drew estate and Joya de Nicaragua. Both these brands rate very highly with myself and […]

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