Cigar Reviews: CigarScore 3

Cigars earning a CigarScore 3 are fair, but not special. These cigars are ones I’d smoke again, but only if I couldn’t find one of my other “go-to” smokes.

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Cigar Review: Cabal Initiative Short Robusto
Initial Thoughts It's always exciting to smoke a cigar from a brand-new company. Today we're taking a look at the[...]
Cigar Review: Drew Estate Factory Smokes Sun Grown Robusto
Initial Thoughts In some situations, you might say someone spared no expense to create something. Well, in the case of[...]
Cigar Review: Camacho Ecuador Robusto
Initial Thoughts Some cigars are new and fresh; some are timeless classics. I'm not sure where the Camacho Ecuador Robusto[...]
Cigar Review: Dunbarton T&T Stillwell Star Navy No. 1056 Toro
Initial Thoughts If you're looking to try something new in the cigar world, take a look at the Dunbarton Tobacco[...]
Cigar Review: Pospiech Powstanie Wojtek War Bear 2021
Initial Thoughts It's a good thing we don't have to know how to pronounce Pospiech Powstanie Wojtek War Bear 2021[...]
Cigar Review: Quesada 40th Anniversary Salomon Press
Initial Thoughts: Before smoking it, I'd had the Quesada 40th Anniversary Salomon Press for right about a month. And, with[...]
Cigar Review: Blackbird Rook Sumatra Robusto
Initial Thoughts: One thing I like about Blackbird Cigars is their color scheme for their labels. You never have to[...]
Cigar Review: AVO Classic Robusto CE
Initial Thoughts: Today we continue our series of blind cigar reviews, where our goal is to provide you with a[...]
Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Special Edition Robusto
Initial Thoughts: The first time I had the Rocky Patel Special Edition, I was in Nashua, New Hampshire. You can[...]
Cigar Review: Room 101 Doomsayer Aggressive
Initial Thoughts: Before we get started today, I wanted to share some news - we're opening a cigar lounge south[...]
Cigar Review: La Aroma de Cuba Pasion Marveloso Toro
Initial Thoughts: When I look back at my personal cigar journey, La Aroma de Cuba cigars is right there at[...]
Cigar Review: La Palina Bronze Label Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Today we continue our series of blind cigar reviews, where our goal is to provide you with a[...]
Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Mil Dias Edmundo [Second Chance]
Initial Thoughts: Today's review is another blind cigar review, the second one thus far. Going into the review, Ellory didn't[...]
Cigar Review: Bocock Brothers World Traveler Maduro Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Today marks the first time we're doing something new in the cigar industry. We're reviewing a cigar without[...]
Cigar Review: 1502 XO Churchill Limited Edition
Initial Thoughts: Sometimes we smoke cigars that taste like they've just come off an assembly line. Other times, like today,[...]
Cigar Review: Illusione Rothschildes
Initial Thoughts: Over the years, I've had mixed reviews of Illusione cigars. But when I did the unboxing video of[...]
Cigar Review: All Saints Solamente Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Over the past few years, Rocky Patel has lent his name to a lot of cigars. Like, a[...]
Cigar Review: Patoro Gran Anejo Reserva Churchill
Initial Thoughts: The first thing I noticed about the Patoro Gran Anejo Reserva Churchill was that it reminded me of[...]
Cigar Review: Alec & Bradley Kintsugi Robusto
Initial Thoughts: I've always found the Japanese culture fascinating. I love the art forms, the sense of honor, and the[...]
Cigar Review: Kristoff Ligero Criollo Robusto
Initial Thoughts: We don't smoke a lot of Kristoff cigars here at CigarScore HQ, but when we do, we expect[...]
Cigar Review: Sencillo Platinum 2020 Pyramides
Initial Thoughts: Right off the bat, I noticed the rich, dark wrapper of the Sencillo Platinum 2020 Pyramides. However, the[...]
Cigar Review: Dunbarton Mi Querida Triqui Traca No. 652
Initial Thoughts: Today we're smoking a relatively new cigar from Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, the Mi Querida Triqui Traca No.[...]
Cigar Review: Quesada Cigars Casa Magna Tiberius
Initial Thoughts: We've reviewed ugly cigars and we've reviewed beautiful cigars. But today's cigar is, well, odd. The Quesada Cigars[...]
Cigar Review: Kauai Cigar Co Hawaiian Vintage Series Perfecto
Initial Thoughts: As I mentioned in our review of the Kauai Cigars Island Prince, experiencing a culture through what they[...]
Cigar Review: Kauai Cigar Co Island Prince Sun Grown Momona Toro
Initial Thoughts: Over our years of travel, we've learned that a great way to understand and learn about a culture[...]
Cigar Review: LH Cigars Nick Lonsdale
Initial Thoughts: Today's cigar for review comes from a new-to-me brand, LH Cigars, and this is the "Nick" lonsdale. The[...]
Cigar Review: Bounty Box Gangster
Initial Thoughts: The Gangster from Bounty Coffee and Cigars is the third cigar I've reviewed from this boutique company based[...]
Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Magic Toast Toro
Initial Thoughts: Part of Alec Bradley's Taste the World sampler, today's cigar, the Alec Bradley Magic Toast Toro, is one[...]
Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Mil Dias Edmundo
Initial Thoughts: Cigars take time to make. Not only does a cigar need to age, but the leaves have to[...]
Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Prensado Gran Toro
Initial Thoughts: Sometimes we review really exotic cigars. Other times, like today, we review cigars that you should be able[...]
Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Guardian of the Farm Claude le Chien
Initial Thoughts: Here at CigarScore HQ, we're huge fans of getting great cigar deals wherever we can find them. While[...]
Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo La Historia Rothschild
Initial Thoughts: Some cigar makers I like. Other cigar makers... well, let's just say I don't love their signature sauce.[...]
Cigar Review: Camacho American Barrel Aged Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Camacho is no stranger to CigarScore. In fact, the Camacho Connecticut is one of our favorite cigars to[...]
Cigar Review: Alec Bradley 1633 Connecticut Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Other than having an incredibly long name (the full name is the Alec Bradley 1633 Connecticut First Crop[...]
Cigar Review: Arturo Fuente 858 Flor Fina
Initial Thoughts: When I think about common, basic, average, or typical cigars, I often think about today's cigar, the Arturo[...]
Cigar Review: Rodriguez Series 84 Natural Gran Toro
Initial Thoughts: One of the reasons I love cigar subscription clubs is that I get to try cigars I might[...]
Cigar Review: Serino Wayfarer Corona Gorda
Initial Thoughts: People often get into a groove. They find what they like, they stick to it, and they rarely[...]
Cigar Review: San Cristobal Ovation Decadence Toro
Initial Thoughts: San Cristobal cigars, which are made by Ashton, have been some of my favorites throughout the years. In fact,[...]
Cigar Review: Davidoff Back2Back Nicaragua Sixty
Initial Thoughts: Today's cigar review is of a cigar I've had before, sort of. Whereas the first round I smoked the[...]
Cigar Review: Cavalier Geneve White Series Diplomate Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Sometimes you want a great cigar to pair with coffee. And that's just what happened when this Cavalier Geneve White[...]
Cigar Review: El Septimo Gilgamesh Aqua Anu
Initial Thoughts: Some cigars don't have much of a smell to them. Other cigars, like today's Gilgamesh by El Septimo, have[...]
Cigar Review: Camacho Corojo Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Every once in awhile, I see a cigar bundle I just have to have. I love cigar 5-packs because[...]
Cigar Review: Padilla Series 1968 Black Bear Torpedo
Initial Thoughts: If you've never heard of Padilla cigars, welcome to the club. Before last year, I'd never heard of the[...]
Cigar Review: Perdomo Lot 23 Connecticut Robusto
Initial Thoughts: The Perdomo Lot 23 Maduro is a cigar that made it onto the CigarScore Top 10 Cigars Under $10[...]
Cigar Review: CAO Gold Robusto
Initial Thoughts: When it comes to the "classics," what comes to mind? Cars? Movies? For me, "classics" are cigars like the[...]
Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 Bradford
Initial Thoughts: While I don't love all RoMa Craft Tobac's cigars, I can't deny the fact that they're always well made[...]
Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Joya Silver Toro
Initial Thoughts: When I saw the Joya de Nicaragua Joya Silver at my local lounge, I knew I wanted to review[...]
Cigar Review: Zeal Cigars Got Your Six Gordo
Initial Thoughts: Not every cigar shop has house blends, but some do. So when Bradley Reith over at Zeal Cigars in[...]
Cigar Review: Davidoff Back2Back Connecticut Toro Gordo
Initial Thoughts: This cigar is YUUUGE! Ok, it's not that big, but this Back2Back Connecticut is a 6 x 60 Toro Gordo[...]
Cigar Review: Plasencia Reserva Original Cortez Toro
Initial Thoughts: Have you ever smoked an organic cigar? Neither had I. So when I got the Plasencia Reserva Original Cortez[...]
Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Dias de Gloria Gordo
Initial Thoughts: With the Dias de Gloria Gordo, AJ Fernandez attempts to reimagine or remember the "glory days" of cigars. This[...]
Cigar Review: The K by Karen Berger Habano Box Pressed Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Today's cigar is the K by Karen Berger Habano Box Pressed Robusto. This cigar is short, stocky, and beautifully[...]
Cigar Review: Perdomo Factory Tour Blend Maduro Churchill
Initial Thoughts: Before releasing in the United States, the Perdomo Factory Tour Blend was previously only available at the Perdomo factory[...]
Cigar Review: Atabey Idolos
Initial Thoughts: As soon as I took the Atabey Idolos out of the cellophane, I noticed two things. First, it's a[...]
Cigar Review: Sinistro Honor Among Thieves Scala
Initial Thoughts: The last cigar I had from Sinistro, The Last Cowboy, was one I called "perhaps the ugliest cigar ever[...]
Cigar Review: God of Fire Aniversario 2016
Initial Thoughts: As soon as I saw the God of Fire Aniversario 2016 in August's box from Luxury Cigar Club, I[...]
Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Vintage 1979 Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Before starting CigarScore TV, I had a love-love relationship with Rocky Patel cigars. However, after having a bad experience[...]
Cigar Review: Bespoke Cigars Daughters of the Wind Calico
Initial Thoughts: One of the coolest parts about being part of a cigar subscription club such as Luxury or Good Cigar[...]
Cigar Review: 300 Hands Connecticut Petit Edmundo by Southern Draw
Initial Thoughts: When I saw the 300 Hands Connecticut Petit Edmundo in the December 2019 box from Luxury Cigar Club, I[...]
Cigar Review: My Father #1 Robusto
Initial Thoughts: My Father has made some of my favorite cigars over the past several months. Since I discovered them in[...]
Cigar Review: Illusione ECCJ Corona Gorda
Initial Thoughts: At first glance, the Illusione ECCJ Corona Gorda looks very tasty. The medium brown wrapper has veins that are[...]
Cigar Review: Zeal Cigars House 556 Maduro Churchill
Initial Thoughts: I'm not much for house cigars. They're typically not quite up to par with their more premium partners (as[...]
Cigar Review: Balmoral Serie Signaturas Dueto Ovacion
Initial Thoughts: I was excited to dive into the Balmoral Serie Signaturas Dueto Ovacion (what a mouthful!!), until I saw the[...]
Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Limited Edition Maduro Flaco
Initial Thoughts: I was first introduced to the Casa Cuevas brand by Luxury Cigar Club in the middle of 2019. The[...]
Cigar Review: MBombay Gaaja Torpedo Maduro
Initial Thoughts: MBombay is not a cigar brand with which I'm too familiar. However, when I got this near-$16 cigar from[...]
Cigar Review: The Griffin's by Davidoff
Initial Thoughts: When I first grabbed this cigar out of the May box from CIGRco, I was like, "what the heck[...]
Cigar Review: Southern Draw Firethorn
Initial Thoughts: Before starting, I wasn't terribly familiar with cigar brands that were more "boutique" or that weren't older and[...]
Cigar Review: ACID Kuba Arte
Initial Thoughts: One of the first things I noticed about the ACID Kuba Arte was the smell. The oily aroma of[...]
Cigar Review: Caldwell Blind Man's Bluff Habano
Initial Thoughts: To date, the Caldwell Blind Man's Bluff is my third cigar from Caldwell, and this is one of their[...]
Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon Traveling Man Lancero
Initial Thoughts: One good thing about cigar subscription boxes is that I get to try new and exciting cigars. And today,[...]
Cigar Review: Caldwell Young Savages Short Corona Gorda
Initial Thoughts: The Caldwell cigar company is always doing something a little different, and today I'm smoking the Caldwell Young Savages[...]
Cigar Review: My Father #5 Toro
Initial Thoughts: I always get excited about trying new cigars, especially from brands I know I already like. Today I'm enjoying[...]
Cigar Review: Viva La Vida Torpedo by Artesano del Tobacco
Initial Thoughts: I've said it before and I'll say it again - cigar of the month clubs are great for trying[...]
Cigar Review: Davidoff Winston Churchill The Late Hour Toro
Initial Thoughts: Winston Churchill is one of the most iconic names in the cigar world, and he didn't even make cigars.[...]
Cigar Review: Nova Cigars Platinum Perfecto
Initial Thoughts: When I pulled the Nova Cigars Platinum Perfecto out of the June box from Luxury Cigar Club, I said[...]
Cigar Review: Davidoff 6th Avenue
Initial Thoughts: I love finding rare and exclusive cigars. So, when I walked into the Davidoff store on Madison Avenue in[...]
Cigar Review: Padron 1964 Anniversary Series Exclusivo
Initial Thoughts: Padron is one of the biggest names in the cigar world, and the Padron 1964 Anniversary Series is one[...]
Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka Nacatamale
Initial Thoughts: Very few people in the cigar world make a name for themselves outside the brand they're associated with. Of[...]
Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo Encore Majestic
Initial Thoughts: When I saw that the E.P. Carrillo Encore Majestic had earned "Cigar of the Year" for 2018, I knew[...]
Cigar Review: Arturo Fuente Reserva Don Carlos Presidente
Initial Thoughts: I don't smoke a lot of Arturo Fuente cigars. To me, Fuentes are either super high-end and rare, or[...]
Cigar Review: Fuente Fuente Opus X Forbidden X 2014
Initial Thoughts: When I joined the Cigar Rights of America in 2018, I received a bundle of cigars in return. In[...]
Cigar Review: Partagas Serie D No. 4
Initial Thoughts: This Partaga Serie D No. 4 was a farewell gift from a friend when Ashley and I left Cincinnati.[...]
Cigar Review: Sinistro Mr. White Belicoso
Initial Thoughts: I went into the Sinistro Mr. White completely blind. I knew nothing about this cigar or the Sinistro brand,[...]
Cigar Review: My Father The Judge Toro Fino
Initial Thoughts: If you've been following me for a while, you know I'm a big fan of Don Pepin and My[...]
Cigar Review: Charter Oak Maduro Toro by Foundation Cigar Co.
Initial Thoughts: When I first picked up the Charter Oak Maduro by Foundation Cigar Co., I noticed two things. First, I[...]
Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Sobremesa El Americano
Initial Thoughts: I've seen a lot of talk about and praise for Steve Saka lately, so I thought I'd give one[...]
Cigar Review: RoMa Craft CroMagnon Cranium
Initial Thoughts: I was a little hesitant to try the RoMa Craft CroMagnon Cranium because my experience with the RoMa Craft[...]
Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Firecracker
Initial Thoughts: I'm not gonna lie, when I had the chance to smoke a three-inch, double ligero, limited edition cigar, I[...]
Cigar Review: Cohiba Nicaragua N54
Initial Thoughts: I lit the Cohiba Nicaragua N54 with excitement. Cohiba is one of the biggest names in cigars, so I[...]
Cigar Review: Bandolero Tremendos Robusto
Initial Thoughts: The first puff on the Bandolero Tremendos was sweet and leathery, the second and third tasted of dry paper[...]
Cigar Review: JFR Lunatic Habano Short Titan
Initial Thoughts: The first thing I noticed was how well the short, fat JFR Lunatic Habano Short Titan felt in my[...]
Cigar Review: Bugatti Scuro Robusto
Initial Thoughts: I'm familiar with Bugatti supercars, but I'm unfamiliar with Bugatti's line of cigars. So, I went into this smoke[...]
Cigar Review: My Father La Opulencia Toro
Initial Thoughts: It's no secret that My Father has become one of my favorite cigar brands. Everyone My Father cigar I've[...]
Cigar Review: Camacho Coyolar Super Toro
Initial Thoughts: When I first pulled the Camacho Coyolar Super Toro out of the plastic, the cigar smelled young (like when[...]
Cigar Review: Punch Deluxe Chateau L
Initial Thoughts: The Punch Deluxe Chateau L came highly recommended, so I started it with high expectations tempered by a lack[...]
Cigar Review: Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur No. 1 Maduro
Initial Thoughts: What you'll notice first about the Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur is the beautiful, shiny wrapper. When you pick this[...]
Cigar Review: Punch Signature Gigante
Initial Thoughts: Punch is one of the oldest cigar brands around, so I was excited to grab the Signature Gigante. Though this[...]
Cigar Review: Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel-Aged Sun Grown Epicure
Initial Thoughts: Perdomo is becoming one of my favorite cigar brands, and this Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel-Aged Sun Grown is on par.[...]
Cigar Review: H. Upmann Churchill
Initial Thoughts: Cuban cigars are interesting; they're usually very well made but, in general, they're over-hyped. The H. Upmann Churchill was[...]
Cigar Review: My Father La Gran Oferta
Initial Thoughts: After I punched the end of the My Father La Gran Oferta, I noticed the draw was tight. I[...]
Cigar Review: Don Pepin Garcia Blue Original Invictos Robusto
Initial Thoughts: I knew Don Pepin was behind My Father cigars, so I grabbed the Don Pepin Garcia Blue Original with[...]
Cigar Review: Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Toro by My Father
Initial Thoughts: Before lighting the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial, I noticed two things. First, I noticed the My Father branding on[...]
Cigar Review: Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story
Initial Thoughts: I've heard great things about the Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story, so I thought I'd smoke one real quick before[...]
Cigar Review: Camacho LegendArio Bertha
Initial Thoughts: The Camacho LegendArio Bertha was recommended to me by Mike, the owner of Rudy's Cigars in Rockford, Illinois, so[...]
Cigar Review: Gurkha Ghost Asura
Initial Thoughts: Before lighting, I noticed the wrapper was more "vein-y" than usual. I don't normally do this, but to light[...]
Cigar Review: Hoyo La Amistad Black Toro by AJ Fernandez
Initial Thoughts: The first few puffs were full of mild flavor. After letting the cigar rest for a few minutes after[...]
Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana Serie R Esteli No. 64
Initial Thoughts: This is a big cigar that takes a few seconds to get completely lit. The La Gloria Cubana Serie[...]