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Reviews by Brandon S
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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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  • 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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  • Torano Exodus 1959

    Brandon S
    91
    Boy Howdy! If it could ever be possible to infuse a chocolate bar into a few leaves of tobacco and roll it into a cigar, it would unquestionably be called a Torano Exodus 1959! Now don’t get me wrong here because I’m not saying that this is a flavored smoke in any way. Instead, what I’m trying to get across to you without actually handing you one is the fact that this cigar …
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  • 5 Vegas 'A' Apocalypse

    Brandon S
    93
    If you haven’t tried a 5 Vegas Series ’A’ by now you should seriously consider re-prioritizing your life. Few are the times when a cigar commands this kind of attention and I’ll be damned if this isn’t one of those moments!   I’ve been a huge fan of the Series ‘A’ since it was first released. I mean, how can you not fall in love with this …
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  • Perdomo ESV ‘91

    Brandon S
    92
    I was first introduced to the new Perdomo Estate Selection Vintage 1991 (ESV ’91 for short) last year at the annual RTDA show in New Orleans. I was captivated by the new packaging which is some of the most ornate I have ever seen. From the hand-stained and carefully painted boxes to the tiny Perdomo “P” that adorns the latch on each box to the quadrant hinges, it is clear that …
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