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  • Oliva Saison

    Sean G
    90
    Robusto (5.0"x50): Simply delicious. You're met with a toasty flavor of earth up front while the blend maintains a smooth, creamy character throughout. Expels a solid medium and although the blend isn't too complex, it's straight forward profile keeps your interest from head to foot. This is a cigar you get lost in and at the end, you'll find yourself enjoying the creamy finish while …
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  • Ramon Bueso Genesis The Project

    Alex Mouthwatering Maduros
    I met Ramón Bueso a few years back and was thoroughly impressed with his achievements at that time. So in 2012, when Ramón finally released his own maduro blend, I was stoked. I’m more of a Habano guy, but the well-fermented Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper caught my eye and its rich flavor put the nail in the coffin; my favorite maduro. …
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  • Camacho Triple Maduro

    Sean G Mouthwatering Maduros
    Back in ’07, I was lucky enough to visit the Camacho factory in Honduras.  Already home to my favorite cigar at the time (Camacho Diploma), Christian Eiroa had a batch of his new project, the Triple Maduro, rolled up for myself and Alex to try.  Long story short, it kicked my ass and blew my mind.  Every maduro fan MUST try this cigar. …
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  • 5 Vegas Series 'A'

    Andrew Mouthwatering Maduros
    Series ‘A’ is a classic stand by for me and one I often have in my humidor. Featuring a Costa Rican maduro wrapper, this stogie is very rich in the 5.5”x55 box-pressed frame, coming in with a nice light sweetness and notes of coffee and chocolate with a good bit of creaminess. All to boot with a pretty-looking price tag, this one is a must-try. …
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  • General Grant

    Dave Great For The Price
    For an inexpensive handmade, General Grant does the job. Don't expect a well-balanced, super-premium character here. Instead, you'll be met with complexity, some sweetness, but mostly a gritty earthiness that is far from refined. And this is a good thing. For being rolled freehand without the use of molds, the construction holds up and the cigar burns quite nicely. The blend does present some …
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  • General Grant

    Dave
    88
    Corona (5.0"x42): For an inexpensive handmade, General Grant does the job. Don't expect a well-balanced, super-premium character here. Instead, you'll be met with complexity, some sweetness, but mostly a gritty earthiness that is far from refined. And this is a good thing. For being rolled freehand without the use of molds, the construction holds up and the cigar burns quite nicely. The …
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