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Reviews by Brandon S
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  • Padron

    Brandon S
    86
    First, let me say that I have never been a huge fan of Padron cigars. I’ve had them all from small to large, aged to fresh out of the box, natural and maduro, Anniversario and so on and I have to say, I don’t think they are anything to write home about. Call me what you will, but Padron is nothing more than the Michelob of cigars. Now before you fire off an email to me telling me …
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  • Partagas Black

    Brandon S
    90
    I must say, it’s been some time since I’ve last enjoyed the wonder that is the Partagas Black and I owe it all to an email I received from Angela who requested that I provide some thoughts on this blend. I think we all have tendency to write reviews on cigars we enjoy on a regular basis so when I received this request to review the Partagas Black, I was all too happy to oblige! For my …
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  • CI Anniversary

    Brandon S
    92
    Here it is 6:45 PM on a Friday evening and I’m on my way out the door to kick off another of just a handful of weekends left in 2006. On my way out I pop my head into Keith’s office to wish him a great weekend and to let him know that a house just up the street from his blew up in a gas explosion. Fortunately no one was home at the time and no one got hurt but man, that must have …
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  • Fonseca Hab. Seleccion

    Brandon S
    93
    In a word, Fonseca Habana Seleccion can best be described as WOW! Seriously, this cigar easily joins the ranks of the elite few who truly possess all of the characteristics in just the right proportions to elevate a cigar to legendary status. Perhaps I’m being a bit overzealous here but after having smoked well over 100 of these fine cigars in all of their various vitolas, I’m …
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  • El Mejor Espresso

    Brandon S
    90
    El Mejor, literally translated means “the best one’ or, “the great one”. Truly a fitting moniker in this case because the El Mejor Espresso is an excellent cigar no matter how you “cut” it. Nicaraguan cigars are most often likened to the Cuban cigars of old. They are typically stereotyped as being medium to full-bodied and spicy with a rich and robust flavor …
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