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Staff Reviews for June 2005
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  • Onyx Reserve

    Steve R
    87
    Not too long ago, the Onyx Reserve Mini Belicoso blew up the cigar scene with an astonishing ‘94’ rating from Cigar Aficionado. It quickly became all the rave, causing backorders lasting too many months to count. Never before have I seen such demand on a cigar, so naturally, I had to see what all the fuss was about. I remember my first Mini Belicoso like it was yesterday. I was still …
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  • "Original" Cubans

    Gonz
    I used to think this column was an easy task. I smoke a couple of cigars per day, I know what I like and I just need to explain it in gonz verbiage. I used to smoke a cigar once and know it was going to be one primed for Gonz's Pick. Now, I smoke 2, sometimes 3 in a row before I can qualify it. There are so many good cigars out there right now. The market has really come full circle and it's …
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  • 5 Vegas Gold

    Gonz
    This brand needs no introduction. Many of you know how I feel about the 5 Vegas Original Series "Red Label". It's been a favorite of mine since my adolescent cigar smoking days. I was hesitant to pick up another 5 Vegas and potentially tear down the pedestal that I put 5 Vegas on years ago. And what I've found most intriguing, after smoking dozens and dozens of the 5 Vegas Gold series …
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  • La Gloria Cubana Serie ‘R’ #5 Maduro

    Brandon S
    84
    A couple of days ago Steve-O and I received an email from a customer requesting a review/ score on the La Gloria Serie R. First off let me just say “Thank You!” to Chris S. for taking time out of his day to shoot us an email! I love getting feedback from you guys and just discussing cigars in general. The fact that our reviews help you to decide which cigars might be worth your …
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  • La Aurora

    Steve R
    92
    La Aurora, a.k.a. The Fuente Killer. Why do I call it this? Because every time a customer asks for something comparable to Fuente, I introduce them to La Aurora - in my mind, the best brand to ever come out of the Dominican. Think about it: they’re both mild to medium-bodied premiums made in the Dominican using the finest selection of long-leaf tobaccos and Cameroon wrappers. Apples to …
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