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  • The Original

    Steve R
    92
    After writing up my thoughts on Ave Maria, I got an email from a guy who was part of a customer trip to Nicaragua in September. I read his, then scrapped mine. He says it all:"....the surprise highlight (by far): Ave Maria. Arriving in Esteli late I was jet-lagged and dragging the next morning. Come noon I was seven cigars deep and hadn't had lunch yet. So when his factory manager approached us …
  • Diesel Heart of Darkness

    Steve R
    95
    Long overdue, but hashtag-ohsoworthit. Boss-man has been telling me to write a review for a year. It’s been on my back burner for equally as long. Then we received lovely news from the FDA about 88 days ago. Priorities changed, but boss-man has still been riding me. Over the past 88 days, we’ve worked like mad, creating new products with everybody under the sun. From AJ …
  • Relic by AJ Fernandez

    Steve R
    94
    Don’t ask how the sausage is made, son, just feast. Relic hit us by surprise. As strong as our relationship is with AJ Fernandez, he somehow kept this beauty out from under our nosey noses. Probably a good thing, otherwise we surely would have bought every Relic cigar produced on the spot. It’s just that good. So yes, I will be giving this cigar a very strong rating. And yes, this …
  • CAO Extreme

    Steve R
    93
    Welcome back, CAO   If you know me, you know I’ve always been fond of CAO. Brazilia, Sopranos, Black, Italia....hell, I’m man enough to admit I’ve even burned through a fair share of Moontrance and Bella Vanilla over the years. Bottom line is, CAO makes a damn fine cigar, but more importantly, CAO cigars are among the most consistent and reliable in the boutique realm. …
  • Davidoff Maduro Series

    Steve R
    88
    So you may have noticed an increased number of staff reviews lately. You guys love’em, we enjoy talking shop, and our marketing guru Scott tells us that content is good for the site. It’s a win-win-win!   Scott, the marketing whiz I just mentioned 5 seconds ago, stresses SEO. That’s marketing speak for marketing stuff. Apparently our reviews help you find our site when searching The Google, …
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  1. Ave Maria
  2. Diesel Heart of Darkness
  3. Relic
  4. CAO Extreme
  5. Davidoff Maduro Series
  6. Oliva Saison
  7. Punch Bareknuckle
  8. Ramon Bueso Genesis The Project
  9. Obsidian
  10. Cohiba Red Dot
  11. Blue Label B2 Cuban Wheels
  12. Cuba Libre One
  13. Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro
  14. Joya de Nicaragua Antano Dark Corojo
  15. Gran Habano Vintage Corojo 2002
  16. La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor
  17. 5 Vegas Gold Maduro
  18. La Perla Habana Black Pearl Original
  19. Diesel Unlimited
  20. Graycliff G2
  21. Cuba Libre
  22. La Estrella Cubana Oscuro
  23. Diesel
  24. CAO VR
  25. Rocky Patel Sun Grown
  26. 5 Vegas Classic
  27. John Bull
  28. 5 Vegas Classic
  29. Excalibur
  30. La Herencia Cubana
  31. Nub Habano by Oliva
  32. Nub Habano by Oliva
  33. Nub Habano by Oliva
  34. Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva
  35. Drew Estate Larutan Ltd. Pimp Sticks
  36. Victor Sinclair Triple Corojo
  37. Hoyo de Tradicion
  38. San Cristobal
  39. 601 Blue Label Maduro
  40. Gispert
  41. Alec Bradley MAXX
  42. Montecristo Media Noche
  43. Ashton Aged Maduro
  44. CAO VR
  45. Romeo y Julieta Viejo
  46. Perdomo Lot 23
  47. Zino Platinum Scepter Series
  48. 601 Red Habano
  49. Saint Luis Rey
  50. Arturo Fuente Hemingway
  51. 5 Vegas Gold
  52. Oliva Serie O
  53. Fonseca Habana Selección
  54. Punch Rare Corojo
  55. Romeo y Julieta 1875
  56. Xikar Envoy 3-Finger Cigar Case
  57. Torano Exodus Gold 1959
  58. Gurkha Centurian Double Perfecto
  59. Cu-Avana Maduro
  60. 5 Vegas Series A
  61. Drew Estate Larutan Ltd. Pimp Sticks
  62. Montecristo White Label
  63. Bolivar
  64. Gurkha Symphony
  65. Partagas Cifuentes
  66. CAO Brazilia
  67. Drew Estate Natural
  68. Perdomo Mistakes
  69. Don Diego
  70. Onyx Reserve
  71. Rocky Patel Connecticut
  72. Victor Sinclair Vintage Select
  73. Rocky Patel Sun Grown
  74. Puros Indios
  75. Ashton
  76. Perdomo Slow-Aged Lot 826 Natural
  77. Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970
  78. Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva
  79. Fonseca