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Pioneer Valley Connecticut

Dave Pioneer Valley
Robusto (5.0"x50) A smooth blend from head to foot with little left for the imagination. Sports a fantastic looking Connecticut wrapper leaf and releases tons of flavor. Perfectly constructed, this is an excellent way to start your day. Great with coffee.

Torpedo (6.2"x52) Torpedo shape added a ton of complex flavors. You'll easily pick up cedar, earth and light pepper from head to toe. Based on how far you cut the head of this cigar, you'll find the blend either mellow or medium-bodied - depending on the draw. Great stick to hand out on the golf course as it looks like a super premium but with an everyday price.

Corona (5.7"x43) Our personal favorite of all the sizes, although it burned hot and offered a tight draw. However, the flavor this corona exudes is unmatched by any other size. It's quite robust but with a super smooth finish that leaves a ton of cedar and earth on your palate. The aroma remains toasty while the stick produces little smoke.

Churchill (7.0"x50) This 7"x50 parejo seems like it'll produce a hearty, robust flavor but that wasn't the case. It lacked balance and maintained a semi-tight draw before it opened up after an inch. Furthermore, it burned unevenly. Besides those major issues, the flavor was quite complex, changing from inch to inch so this size definitely keeps your interest. It produced thick, creamy, milky smoke, unlike the corona size, and left a heavy finish on your palate. If we didn't experience the construction issues, this size would have earned a higher rating.