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Reviews by Steve R
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  • Cohiba

    Steve R
    89
    We just finished up our Christmas catalog, and added a nifty little gift-buying section for all types of buyers. Some of us were chosen to play the role of everyday characters folks can relate to. Characters you work with, associate with, are related to, etc....characters best described as, ‘that guy.’ My character, in a word, was superficial. Makes a lot of money (completely …
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  • Warlock

    Steve R
    86
    The other day I read a cigar review from....well, a magazine that writes cigar reviews. The tasting notes included ‘a touch of linen.’ WHAT?! I’ve seen some odd tasting notes in the past....pencil lead, avocado, motor oil, etc. But linen? “This cigar tastes of a 50/50 blend of polyester and pre-shrunk cotton. Personally, I prefer a microfiber blend.” Needless to …
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  • Blue Label 'B2'

    Steve R
    90
    With CIGARfest this weekend, time is of the essence. We’re all pumped as hell to welcome 3,000 cigar lunatics representing all 50 states, but let’s face it: it’s a lot of work and takes a lot of prep time. Work that’s fully worth it, but work that leaves little time for a staff review. Fortunately, I have some added incentive to write this review. Some inspiration if …
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  • Cuba Libre One

    Steve R
    94
    SPOILER ALERT: Rarely will you see me give a cigar a 94-point rating. But guess what, I just did. Here’s why. Throw out what you think you know about Cuba Libre....even if you’re one of the many that enjoys this hearty stick on a regular basis. Cuba Libre One is bold, fresh, and entirely new. A bigger, darker, badder brother fully equipped to soothe your …
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  • Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro

    Steve R
    91
    I’ve long been a fan of Alec Bradley Tempus. This 94-rated stud is damn tasty and always well-made. Especially the Quadrum size, which sits heavy in the hand and comes jam-packed with delicious tobaccos. I just received a Tempus Maduro in this very same size: 5.5”x55 Quadrum. It looks and smells amazing, offering a sweet tobacco pre-light aroma and a bready pre-light flavor …
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