Cigars that earn a CigarScore 4 are great cigars, but, for some reason, don’t earn a CigarScore of 5. These are your daily, “go to” cigars that you could smoke for a year and never get bored. They’re smooth and flavorful, but, perhaps, not as tasty and complex as cigars that earn a 5.

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Cigar Review: Martinez Patrimonio San Andres Torpedo
Initial Thoughts: Over the past year or so, we've had the chance to smoke and review a couple of Martinez[...]
Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez New World Cameroon Selection Double Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Today's cigar is a variant of one of the first cigars we reviewed on the channel and the[...]
Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Maximus Toro No. 4
Initial Thoughts: Before there were outrageously priced "premium" or "boutique" cigars, there was the classic, solid performing Diamond Crown Maximus[...]
Cigar Review: Bocock Brothers World Traveler Connecticut Toro
Initial Thoughts: Some cigars are meant to be smoked sitting down. Other cigars, like today's cigar, the Bocock Brothers World[...]
Cigar Review: Cohiba Blue Toro
Initial Thoughts: Some cigars you age. Others you smoke right out of the box. Today's cigar, the Cohiba Blue Toro[...]
Cigar Review: Casdagli Villa Casdagli Pigasus
Initial Thoughts: You know, some cigar names are easy to say, like Padron or RoMaCraft. Others, like today's cigar from[...]
Cigar Review: Fratello Arlequin Toro
Initial Thoughts: While we have reviewed the Fratello Arlequin Robusto before, today we're going to go sample the Toro vitola,[...]
Cigar Review: Buffalo Ten Natural Toro BP
Initial Thoughts: Sometimes you want to sit down for a nice, long smoke. Other times, you've already had a cigar[...]
Cigar Review: Drew Estate BOTL Lancero
Initial Thoughts: In case you weren't aware, BOTL stands for Brother of the Leaf. And, when I saw that Drew[...]
Cigar Review: Atabey Duendas Torpedo
Initial Thoughts: Some cigar brands are understated. Some cigar brands are classic and timeless. Other brands, like the name behind[...]
Cigar Review: Serino Taino Heritage Corona Gorda
Initial Thoughts: Today's cigar comes from a company I was first introduced to over two years ago. But, at the[...]
Cigar Review: Room 101 Prototipo101 Toro
Initial Thoughts: Every once in a while a cigar blend that is surrounded by hype comes across my desk. This[...]
Cigar Review: Illusione OneOff Pyramides
Initial Thoughts: A few years ago, while traveling, I visited a bar up in the North East. Sitting at a[...]
Cigar Review: J. London Gold Series Toro
Initial Thoughts: While we have reviewed J. London Cigars in the past, today we're reviewing a vitola we've never smoked[...]
Cigar Review: Rodriguez Cigars Cigar Club Exclusive La Familia Toro
Initial Thoughts: It's not every day you get to experience a first edition. Whether it be a book (like Exit[...]
Cigar Review: Rojas Guyacan Rojas Reserve
Initial Thoughts: What makes you get excited for a cigar? Is it the recommendation of a friend? Is it hype[...]
Cigar Review: Maya Selva Flor de Selva Maduro Robusto
Initial Thoughts: I've said it before and I'll say it again, cigar subscription clubs are great for introducing you to[...]
Cigar Review: Fratello Oro Corona
Initial Thoughts: Very few cigar manufacturers fit my palate as close as Fratello Cigars. For the most part, every Fratello[...]
Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Juarez OBS
Initial Thoughts: It's not every day we get to review a cigar that's been aging in our humidor for over[...]
Cigar Review: M.X.S. Adrian Gonzalez El Titan Toro
Initial Thoughts: One of the best things about cigar subscription clubs is that you never know when you'll get a[...]
Cigar Review: Padilla Finest Hour Sungrown Toro
Initial Thoughts: Here at CigarScore HQ, we don't have just a ton of old and aged cigars lying around. However,[...]
Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana La Nox
Initial Thoughts: La Flor Dominicana has been around for a long time. In fact, I remember smoking their cigars years[...]
Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Enclave Broadleaf Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Today we're smoking the AJ Fernandez Enclave Broadleaf Robusto, a cigar I suspect is fairly common in the[...]
Cigar Review: Martinez 45 Series Maduro Torpedo
Initial Thoughts: Here at CigarScore HQ, we love trying new cigars. And, today's cigar comes from Martinez Cigars, a boutique[...]
Cigar Review: Drew Estate Undercrown ShadyXX Belicoso
Initial Thoughts: One of the first things I noticed about today's cigar for review, the Drew Estate Undercrown ShadyXX Belicoso,[...]
Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Today's cigar for review is the Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art Robusto, a cigar I got in Cigar[...]
Cigar Review: La Palina Goldie Laguito No. 6
Initial Thoughts: As humans, we have several senses that not only help us survive but help us enjoy the world[...]
Cigar Review: Rodriguez Cigars Reserva Privada Robusto
Initial Thoughts: The first time I heard about Rodriguez Cigars in Key West, Florida, I was skeptical. Another boutique cigar[...]
Cigar Review: C.L.E. Eiroa CBT Maduro Robusto
Initial Thoughts: To be honest, I grabbed the CLE Eiroa CBT Maduro Robusto off the shelf because it looked good.[...]
Cigar Review: Perdomo Estate Selection Vintage Maduro Imperio Toro
Initial Thoughts: Here at CigarScore, we love entrepreneurship. And, today's cigar comes from a fellow entrepreneur, Nick Perdomo. Today we're[...]
Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Reserva Maduro Torpedo
Initial Thoughts: Do you ever judge a cigar by its label? I know I do! And that's how I decided[...]
Cigar Review: My Father La Opulencia Robusto
Initial Thoughts: The first time I reviewed the My Father La Opulencia, I smoked the toro, and I thought it[...]
Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Medalist Toro
Initial Thoughts: I love getting great cigar deals. And today, I'm smoking a cigar from this sampler, the Alec Bradley[...]
Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Antano Dark Corojo El Martillo
Initial Thoughts: In general, we're fans of Joya de Nicaragua cigars here at the CigarScore studios. Like Gran Habano, JdN[...]
Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes Maduro Lancero Special Edition
Initial Thoughts: It's not every day I get to review a cigar that the community wants me to. But, after[...]
Cigar Review: Sindicato Maduro Toro
Initial Thoughts: Sindicato Cigars isn't a brand with which we're all too familiar with here at CigarScore HQ. Though we've[...]
Cigar Review: Serino Royale 20th Anniversary Maduro XX Belicoso
Initial Thoughts: While I have reviewed a Serino Royale 20th Anniversary Maduro XX before, that was over a year ago,[...]
Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Iron Horse Connecticut Toro
Initial Thoughts: For my birthday this year, I received this AJ Fernandez / Drew Estate Connecticut sampler. And, while I[...]
Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack JJ14 Corona Gorda
Initial Thoughts: Few cigars have led to so much discussion as the Jeremy Jack JJ14 Corona Gorda I received in[...]
Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Co Deliverance Perfecto
Initial Thoughts: While the branding of Black Label Trading and Black Works Studio is 100% confusing, both brands tend to[...]
Cigar Review: Bounty Box Alpha Dog
Initial Thoughts: On occasion, inspiration strikes here at the CigarScore offices. And today, such a thing happened after taking a[...]
Cigar Review: Fratello Arlequin Prensado Robusto
Initial Thoughts: If you've followed CigarScore TV, and read our cigar reviews for a while, you might know that we[...]
Cigar Review: HVC San Isidro Divinos Lonsdale
Initial Thoughts: The HVC San Isidro Divinos Lonsdale is a cigar from a brand I know almost nothing about, and[...]
Cigar Review: Gran Habano Corojo #5 Gran Robusto
Initial Thoughts: The other day, I walked by my local lounge while strolling through downtown Cincinnati, and I decided to[...]
Cigar Review: Caldwell Malditos Bastardos Churchill
Initial Thoughts: Not all cigars are created equal. And, the last time I smoked a Caldwell cigar in their Lost[...]
Cigar Review: Arturo Fuente God of Fire 2016
Initial Thoughts: Today we're reviewing a cigar we received from Luxury Cigar Club at the end of 2019. In the[...]
Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Undercrown Sungrown Gran Toro
Initial Thoughts: It's not often that I get to smoke every blend in a line of cigars. However, in today's[...]
Cigar Review: Sindicato Hex Churchill
Initial Thoughts: One of the joys of doing cigar reviews is smoking blends from brands I've never heard of. And[...]
Cigar Review: Warped Corto X46
Initial Thoughts: Sometimes you want a cigar that'll take you a while to enjoy. Other times, perhaps on your lunch break[...]
Cigar Review: GTO Gold Robusto
Initial Thoughts: One great thing about visiting your local lounge is that you meet new people and make new friends. Today's[...]
Cigar Review: Mombacho Liga Maestro Gordo
Initial Thoughts: Today's cigar comes from CigarClub.com and is from a brand I know nothing about, Mombacho Cigars. Today I'm reviewing[...]
Cigar Review: Davidoff Millennium Robusto
Initial Thoughts: After I unboxed the September Platinum Box from Luxury Cigar Club, I asked viewers which cigar they'd like to[...]
Cigar Review: JFR Lunatic Hysteria Toro
Initial Thoughts: Today's cigar review comes from a brand I've historically really enjoyed. When I first found the JFR Lunatic Maduro,[...]
Cigar Review: Warped Futuro Toro
Initial Thoughts: The first thing I noticed about the Warped Futuro Toro is its narrow but flat head. Instead of a[...]
Cigar Review: Oliva Serie V Melanio Maduro Robusto
Initial Thoughts: At this point, the Oliva cigar brand and the Serie V Melanios are pretty familiar to me. I've had[...]
Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull
Initial Thoughts: We might as well call this the "Illusive Bull" because I've been trying to get my hands on one[...]
Cigar Review: My Father La Promesa Lancero
Initial Thoughts: Over the past couple of years, I've developed a love/hate relationship with My Father Cigars. Some of Don Pepin's[...]
Cigar Review: Espinosa Laranja Reserva Toro
Initial Thoughts: Today's smoke is the Espinosa Laranja Reserva Toro. It comes from a brand that's known for the green Wasabi,[...]
Cigar Review: Oliva Serie V Double Toro
Initial Thoughts: The Oliva Serie V Double Toro is a cigar my father-in-law has been smoking for years and one that[...]
Cigar Review: Oliva Serie V Melanio Robusto
Initial Thoughts: The Oliva Serie V Melanio Robusto should be a true, luxury smoke. After all, it's a blend that won[...]
Cigar Review: Diesel Grind Toro
Initial Thoughts: As soon as I took the Diesel Grind Toro out of the cellophane I'd been keeping it in for[...]
Cigar Review: Boutique Blends La Boheme Poeta Toro
Initial Thoughts: Today's cigar is one I've had before, but wasn't able to review initially. However, after smoking the Boutique Blends[...]
Cigar Review: Black Works Studio Killer Bee Green Hornet Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Adding Candela leaf tobacco to any cigar is always a bold choice. But, that's what Black Works Studio did[...]
Cigar Review: Davidoff Nicaragua Toro
Initial Thoughts: The Davidoff Nicaragua Toro should be an excellent cigar. After all, Davidoff is one of the premier brands in[...]
Cigar Review: Black Works Studio Killer Bee Maduro
Initial Thoughts: Oveja Negra Brands is a company who makes both the Black Works Studio cigars and the Black Label Trading[...]
Cigar Review: Artesano Del Tobacco Viva La Vida Atlantic Toro
Initial Thoughts: Today's smoke could easily be called the Viva La Vida 2.0. This cigar from the AJ Fernandez factory is[...]
Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Umbagog Toro
Initial Thoughts: Another cigar I've been seeing a lot about, the Umbagog comes from Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, a company started[...]
Cigar Review: Trinidad Espiritu Series No. 1 Toro
Initial Thoughts: At the request of a viewer on YouTube, user "Don de Puros", today I'm smoking the Trinidad Espiritu Series[...]
Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares Super Fly Super Corona
Initial Thoughts: The Oscar Valladares Super Fly is a cigar I've been seeing a lot about recently. People have been sharing[...]
Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Aquitaine EMH Saber Tooth
Initial Thoughts: Cigar friends are the best friends, and today I'm smoking a cigar gifted to me by my friend Paul.[...]
Cigar Review: JC Newman Brick House Natural Robusto
Initial Thoughts: The JC Newman Brick House Robusto is a tribute to the founder of JC Newman Cigars, Julius Caesar Newman.[...]
Cigar Review: PSyKO Seven Nicaragua Robusto by Ventura Cigars
Initial Thoughts: One of the best things about joining a cigar of the month club like CIGRco, Luxury Cigar Club, or[...]
Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Last Call Habano Geniales
Initial Thoughts: After trying the Last Call Maduro, I knew I also wanted to try the AJ Fernandez Last Call Habano.[...]
Cigar Review: Pospiech Powstanie Broadleaf Belicoso
Initial Thoughts: As soon as I picked up the Powstanie Broadleaf Belicoso, I could smell the dark, rich tobaccos inside. After[...]
Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Last Call Maduro Geniales
Initial Thoughts: Sometimes a cigar sounds great, but you don't have a lot of time. That's the situation I found myself[...]
Cigar Review: Byron Petit Poemas
Initial Thoughts: My first thought of the Byron Petit Poemas was, Holy crap, this cigar is tiny and it costs $20?![...]
Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Julius Caesar Robusto
Initial Thoughts: This is the second time a Diamond Crown Julius Caesar cigar has shown up in our reviews. The first[...]
Cigar Review: Kafie 1901 San Andres Five Forty Six
Initial Thoughts: The first thing I noticed about the Kafie 1901 San Andres Five Forty-Six was the super-sweet, super-creamy flavors I[...]
Cigar Review: Drew Estate Nica Rustica El Brujito
Initial Thoughts: I love getting cigar recommendations from viewers and CigarScore users (so make sure you tell me what you'd like[...]
Cigar Review: Kentucky Fire Cured Just a Friend Toro
Initial Thoughts: The first thing I noticed after liberating the Kentucky Fire Cured Just a Friend Toro from the cellophane was[...]
Cigar Review: Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Toro
Initial Thoughts: Soaked in, aged in, marinated in... whatever, the Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Toro is supposedly a partnership between[...]
Cigar Review: Saint Luis Rey Reserva Especial Rothchilde Maduro
Initial Thoughts: I'm always up for a little friendly competition, so when a friend challenged me to find good cigars under[...]
Cigar Review: AVO Unexpected Tradition
Initial Thoughts: The fourth and final cigar in AVO's "Unexpected" series is the AVO Unexpected Tradition. While this line from AVO[...]
Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Connecticut Collection Robusto
Initial Thoughts: While working at my local lounge, a friend gave me a Nestor Miranda Connecticut Collection Robusto to try. And,[...]
Cigar Review: Leaf by Oscar Connecticut Robusto
Initial Thoughts: When I opened my humidor this morning, I thought to myself, "I've got two of these Leaf by Oscar[...]
Cigar Review: Esteban Carreras Mr. Brownstone Smack Toro
Initial Thoughts: The Esteban Carreras Mr. Brownstone is a new brand and a new cigar for me. But, after hearing good[...]
Cigar Review: Eiroa The First 20 Years Toro
Initial Thoughts: I grabbed the Eiroa The First 20 Years Toro solely because of how much I enjoyed the CLE Prieto,[...]
Cigar Review: Diesel Whiskey Row Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Diesel. Whiskey. Cigars. Are there three things more manly? Today I'm smoking a cigar I've never had from a[...]
Cigar Review: Espinosa Comfortably Numb #1
Initial Thoughts: One of the first things I noticed about the Espinosa Comfortably Numb #1 was that its label was backward,[...]
Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Vintage 2006 San Andreas Sixty
Initial Thoughts: The first time I had a Rocky Patel San Andreas, I had the robusto, and I gave it a[...]
Cigar Review: CAO Italia Ciao Robusto
Initial Thoughts: When I walked into Monte's Cigar Shop in Albuquerque, NM today, I didn't really know what I'd walk out[...]
Cigar Review: Man ‘O War Ruination “Robusto” No. 1
Initial Thoughts: The first thought I had about the Man 'O War Ruination was, "Wow, this cigar smells amazing!" This cigar[...]
Cigar Review: Fratello The Texan
Initial Thoughts: "Holy crap! This cigar is huge!" That was my initial thought when I first laid eyes on The Texan[...]
Cigar Review: My Father Connecticut Edition Toro
Initial Thoughts: If you've been following my reviews for even a short amount of time, you know I'm a huge fan[...]
Cigar Review: H. Upmann 1844 Reserve Toro
Initial Thoughts: H. Upmann has been making cigars for over 165 years. To say they're a "classic" cigar brand would be[...]
Cigar Review: Plasencia Alma Del Fuego Pantela
Initial Thoughts: Plasencia is another brand I have a love/hate relationship with. After smoking two of the Plasencia Alma Fuerte Generacion[...]
Cigar Review: Aging Room Pura Cepa Mezzo
Initial Thoughts: Created, in part, by Nestor Plasencia, the Aging Room Pura Cepa is a cigar I'm VERY excited about. After[...]
Cigar Review: Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Edicion de Aniversario 2014
Initial Thoughts: There's Arturo Fuente. Then there's the Arturo Fuente Reserva Don Carlos. Then there's the Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Edicion[...]
Cigar Review: Oliva Serie V Melanio Churchill
Initial Thoughts: I don't smoke a ton of Oliva cigars, but when I do, they're normally pretty good. And this cigar,[...]
Cigar Review: C.L.E. Prieto Robusto
Initial Thoughts: I'm not just getting my new cigars from the Luxury Cigar Club or CIGRco, I also grab random sticks[...]
Cigar Review: Fuente Fuente Opus X The Lost City 2017 Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Oh boy, am I excited to smoke the Fuente Fuente Opus X The Lost City! I got this cigar[...]
Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Black Market Esteli Toro
Initial Thoughts: I don't put a lot of stock in the cigar reviews of companies that get too much of their[...]
Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Intemperance BA Breach of the Peace
Initial Thoughts: Intemperance, the lack of moderation or restraint. Overindulgence. Overconsumption. Excessive. To name a cigar the RoMa Craft Intemperance BA[...]
Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Decade Toro
Initial Thoughts: Oh, wow, this cigar takes me back. About 10 years ago, I smoked my first Rocky Patel Decade cigar,[...]
Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez New World Toro
Initial Thoughts: I love getting cigar recommendations from the CigarScore community, and today's cigar was recommended by YouTube user "Steve's Lip-Smackin'[...]
Cigar Review: Padilla Finest Hour Oscuro Robusto
Initial Thoughts: When I went to my humidor to see what I wanted to smoke today (and to consult the cigar-oracle),[...]
Cigar Review: JFR Lunatic Maduro Short Robusto – May 2019
Initial Thoughts: I first discovered the JFR Lunatic brand from my friends at the Luxury Cigar Club. They sent me the[...]
Cigar Review: Caldwell The T. Connecticut Corona
Initial Thoughts: I've been hearing about Caldwell cigars for a long time, so when I got The T Connecticut in my[...]
Cigar Review: CAO Flathead V660 Carb
Initial Thoughts: The CAO Flathead V660 is one of the highest-rated, larger ring gauge cigars in the world. In fact, it[...]
Cigar Review: Perdomo Champagne Robusto
Initial Thoughts: I first heard about the Perdomo Champagne when we were in Rockford, Illinois. Mike, the owner of Rudy's Cigars,[...]
Cigar Review: Patina Habano Robusto
Initial Thoughts: As soon as I took the Patina cigar out of the cellophane, I noticed a wonderfully dark and oily[...]
Cigar Review: Hooten Young Gothic Serpent Torpedo
Initial Thoughts: When I first saw Hooten Young on Instagram, I thought to myself, "Wow! That's an awesome-looking cigar!" So, after[...]
Cigar Review: Cohiba Black Robusto Tubo
Initial Thoughts: After taking the first puff, I realized that the Cohiba Black Robusto Tubo, despite its near-black wrapper, was actually[...]
Cigar Review: 1502 Blue Sapphire Toro
Initial Thoughts: I received the 1502 Blue Sapphire as part of my platinum subscription to the Luxury Cigar Club, and when[...]
Cigar Review: Foundation Cigar Co.'s The Tabernacle Toro
Initial Thoughts: This is my second The Tabernacle cigar from Foundation Cigar Co. The previous one, I really enjoyed, so I[...]
Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon Master Mason Gran Toro
Initial Thoughts: The Hiram & Solomon Master Mason Gran Toro is a big, bold, dark cigar that I've been looking forward[...]
Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Special Edition Sixty
Initial Thoughts: The first few puffs on the Rocky Patel Special Edition Sixty are delicious, even if they are a little[...]
Cigar Review: Serino Royale 20th Anniversary Maduro XX Sublime
Initial Thoughts: Matt at 2 Guys Smoke Shop in Nashua, New Hampshire introduced me to the Serino Royale 20th Anniversary.  At[...]
Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Vintage 2006 San Andreas Robusto
Initial Thoughts: I'm always excited to smoke a new Rocky Patel, and this Vintage 2006 San Andreas was no different. The[...]
Cigar Review: CAO Nicaragua Granada Toro
Initial Thoughts: The CAO Nicaragua is an incredibly well-made cigar. It might be weird to talk about the construction of a[...]
Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana Corona Gorda
Initial Thoughts: As soon as I pulled the La Gloria Cubana Corona Gorda out of the cellophane, I noticed the wonderfully oily[...]
Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Julius Caesar Toro
Initial Thoughts: At $18.95, the Diamond Crown Julius Caesar Toro is the second most expensive I've ever purchased (#1 was a[...]
Cigar Review: Cusano Connecticut Churchill
Initial Thoughts: I don't normally smoke cigars with Connecticut wrappers, but this Cusano Connecticut Churchill was given to me as a[...]
Cigar Review: My Father Flor de Las Antillas Toro
Initial Thoughts: My Father is quickly becoming one of my favorite cigar brands. Their cigars have a similar taste profile that[...]
Cigar Review: Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage Maduro (Churchill)
Initial Thoughts: After smoking the Epicure (Toro) of this same cigar, I had high hopes for the Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year[...]
Cigar Review: CAO Pilon Toro
Initial Thoughts: The CAO Pilon lit with a great taste. The flavor was smooth yet complex. I know it's a small[...]
Cigar Review: Punch Diablo Diabolus
Initial Thoughts: Described as "probably the strongest cigar I have in the shop," the Punch Diablo is a solid cigar. The[...]