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BLACK PATCH RESERVE 2003 Caldwell
Country:
Kentucky
Manufacturer:
Black Patch Cigar Co.
Size:
5 1/2 x 52
Filler:
DR
Binder:
DR
Wrapper:
Kentucky
Panelist #1 Full-bodied cigar that went well with a nice glass of beer. Bold flavors that were not too overpowering.
9.0 VERY GOOD
Panelist #2 This was a decent smoke to have on the patio with a morning cup of coffee. A quick smoke to start the day.
9.0 VERY GOOD
Panelist #3 A quick, coffee break smoke that can wake you up after lunch. It's a very rich smoke though and ends quick.
8.9 VERY GOOD
Panelist #4 There was something different about this cigar, something I haven't had before in a smoke, but it was great.
9.3 EXCELLENT

SAN MARTIN Perfecto
Country:
Peru
Manufacturer:
Tabacalera del Oriente
Size:
4 x 52
Filler:
Peru
Binder:
Peru
Wrapper:
Peru
Panelist #1 An excellent smoke for anyone who wants a mild cigar with lots of rich creamy flavors and supple smoke.
9.0 VERY GOOD
Panelist #2 I would suggest this cigar to others, but not veterans. Maybe a novice just starting out.
9.0 VERY GOOD
Panelist #3 I enjoyed this cigar with my morning coffee. The leathery flavors of the cigar and the coffee balanced well.
8.8 VERY GOOD
Panelist #4 Not the best cigar I ever had but at the right price I would smoke it again. Good for quick breaks.
8.5 GOOD

TRILOGY Robusto
Country:
Hon
Manufacturer:
Alec Bradley
Size:
5 x 50
Filler:
Nic/Italy
Binder:
Hon
Wrapper:
Cameroon
Panelist #1 There was no 'wow factor.' But for a reasonable price, it's a suitable 'everyday cigar.'
8.7 VERY GOOD
Panelist #2 A good smoke for working outside. The flavors seem to fit better there than they do locked up inside.
8.8 VERY GOOD
Panelist #3 A solid cigar with mild characteristics from looks to taste. Not overwhelming which, for me, is a plus.
9.1 EXCELLENT
Panelist #4 Well constructed and even in flavor, this cigar will not disappoint the smoker looking for consistency.
9.1 EXCELLENT

GRAYCLIFF CRYSTAL Pirate
Country:
Bahamas
Manufacturer:
Graycliff Cigar Co.
Size:
6 x 52
Filler:
Nic/Hon/Greece
Binder:
Greece
Wrapper:
Ecuador
Panelist #1 A wonderfully blended cigar. I highly recommend this to those who appreciate an easygoing cigar.
9.6 SUPERIOR
Panelist #2 I am not ashamed to admit that I contemplated divorcing my wife and eloping with this cigar.
9.6 SUPERIOR
Panelist #3 The combination of looks and flavor make this one of the best cigars I have had in quite some time.
9.5 EXCELLENT
Panelist #4 An impressive cigar that I'm certain lots of people will love. I dread thinking about the price of it.
9.3 EXCELLENT

EL REY DEL MUNDO Choix Supreme
Country:
Cuba
Manufacturer:
Habanos S.A.
Size:
5 x 48
Filler:
Cuba
Binder:
Cuba
Wrapper:
Cuba
Panelist #1 An enjoyable cigar with lots of great flavor. It can be a little sharp at times but a cold drink fixes that.
8.9 VERY GOOD
Panelist #2 A little hot to close out the day, but would be good to have after work with a couple of beers.
9.0 VERY GOOD
Panelist #3 A quality cigar with complex flavors that paired well with almost anything. The wrapper was a little frail.
9.1 EXCELLENT
Panelist #4 Smooth, tasty, and nutty from start to finish. Too good a cigar to waste on a novice smoker.
9.4 EXCELLENT



ZINO CLASSIC PREMIUM SELECTION No. 6
Country:
DR
Manufacturer:
Davidoff of Geneva
Size:
5 x 50
Filler:
Hon
Binder:
Hon
Wrapper:
Ecu
Panelist #1 I would suggest this cigar to a friend but only if the price reflected the loose construction.
9.1 EXCELLENT
Panelist #2 I would smoke this again. Perhaps not as my regular cigar, but certainly a nice change of pace smoke.
9.2 EXCELLENT
Panelist #3 I would strongly suggest this cigar to anyone who is looking for a fantastic smoking experience.
9.4 EXCELLENT
Panelist #4 I normally go for something heavier and larger, but good just the same, I would buy it if the price were right.
9.0 VERY GOOD

CANIMAO Jibaros
Country:
Hon
Manufacturer:
Atabey, Inc
Size:
5 1/4 x 48
Filler:
DR/Nic
Binder:
Ecu
Wrapper:
Ecu
Panelist #1 A bold cigar that had lots of great spicy flavors to suit any palate. It was short enough to smoke quick.
8.9 VERY GOOD
Panelist #2 I do not think I would buy this. The cigar started with lots of promise, but petered out at the finish.
8.5 GOOD
Panelist #3 Not a bad cigar, not a spectacular cigar but certainly worth smoking again if the price were right.
9.0 VERY GOOD
Panelist #4 Perfect for those who like a rich cigar that isn't at all bitter. But it did create one heck of mess with the ash.
9.2 EXCELLENT

PARTAGAS BLACK LABEL Corona
Country:
DR
Manufacturer:
General Cigar Co.
Size:
5 1/2 x 45
Filler:
DR/Nic
Binder:
DR
Wrapper:
Conn
Panelist #1 A lot of punch in this stick. I would not smoke it after a very good meal as it will overpower all other flavors.
9.0 VERY GOOD
Panelist #2 A surprisingly flavorful and agreeable maduro. Not one I would smoke inside but suitable for most places.
9.1 EXCELLENT
Panelist #3 Good cigar that I would enjoy while hanging around with my friends. I'm certain they would enjoy it as well.
9.0 VERY GOOD
Panelist #4 Don't start this if you don't have time to finish it. The complex flavors get stronger as you go.
9.2 EXCELLENT

PALMAS PURO MADURO Torpedo
Country:
DR
Manufacturer:
Palmas Puro
Size:
5 x 54
Filler:
DR/Nic
Binder:
Hon
Wrapper:
Ecu
Panelist #1 I am a sucker for a dark cigar. The flavors and construction were excellent, I would suggest it in a second.
9.1 EXCELLENT
Panelist #2 This was everything you would expect from a cigar of this style. I would smoke it again.
9.0 VERY GOOD
Panelist #3 I'm typically not a fan of maduros. That being said, I would suggest this cigar to someone who was.
8.7 VERY GOOD
Panelist #4 A respectable cigar that was extremely well made. Not my personal choice but I would suggest it.
8.8 VERY GOOD

REGALO R
Country:
DR
Manufacturer:
E. Zarzuela Cigars
Size:
5 1/8 x 48
Filler:
DR/Nic
Binder:
DR
Wrapper:
DR
Panelist #1 A very good smoke that matched up with a nice rich meal. Not too heavy or rich or too mild.
8.8 VERY GOOD
Panelist #2 I would suggest this cigar to a new smoker. Just isn't right for me though. Still very good on balance.
8.9 VERY GOOD
Panelist #3 I can't say I would buy this cigar. While the flavors were enjoyable I prefer a cigar that finishes better.
8.8 VERY GOOD
Panelist #4 Not a cigar that I would break the bank for but despite some construction flaws it was a very good smoke.
9.0 VERY GOOD





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