Cigars that earn a CigarScore 5 are my favorite smokes. These cigars are so good, they should only be smoked on special occasions. I recommend these cigars to my friends and family members and actively seek them out in humidors. I also factor in price into the rating and keep that in mind when I make recommendations.

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Cigar Review: Oliva Serie V 135th Anniversary Edicion Limitada
Initial Thoughts: As soon as we got the Oliva Serie V 135th Anniversary LE in inventory, I knew I wanted[...]
Cigar Review: Rojas Street Tacos Barbacoa
Initial Thoughts: The first time I smoke the Rojas Street Tacos Barbacoa, things didn't go well. Not because of the[...]
Cigar Review: Oliva Master Blends 3 Churchill
Initial Thoughts: Today we continue our series of blind cigar reviews, where our goal is to provide you with a[...]
Cigar Review: RoMa Craft BAKA Acephalous
Initial Thoughts: A couple of years ago, I had my first RoMa Craft Baka. And, while I don't remember every[...]
Cigar Review: Xhaxhi Bobi Unreleased
Initial Thoughts: Today we continue our series of blind cigar reviews, where our goal is to provide you with a[...]
Cigar Review: Stolen Throne 3 Kingdoms Toro
Initial Thoughts: Today we continue our series of blind cigar reviews, where our goal is to provide you with a[...]
Cigar Review: Blackbird Crow San Andres Robusto
Initial Thoughts: I've been hearing about Blackbird Cigars for a while now, so when I saw the Blackbird Crow San[...]
Cigar Review: Perdomo Habano Sun Grown Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Today we continue our series of blind cigar reviews, where our goal is to provide you with a[...]
Cigar Review: Padron 4000 Natural
Initial Thoughts: Today we continue our series of blind cigar reviews, where our goal is to provide you with a[...]
Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Sun Grown Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Today we continue our series of blind cigar reviews, where our goal is to provide you with a[...]
Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Sobremesa Brulee Blue
Initial Thoughts: When it comes to cigars to pair with coffee, the Sobremesa Brulee is one of my absolute favorites.[...]
Cigar Review: Danli Honduras Don Juan Calavera Maduro Toro
Initial Thoughts: Today we continue our series of blind cigar reviews, where our goal is to provide you with a[...]
Cigar Review: Crowned Heads CHC Serie E 5150 Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Today we continue our series of blind cigar reviews, where our goal is to provide you with a[...]
Cigar Review: All Saints St. Francis Habano Oscuro Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Today we continue our series of blind cigar reviews, where our goal is to provide you with a[...]
Cigar Review: Fratello Classico Perfecto
Initial Thoughts: Some cigars are made by the thousands. Some, by the hundreds. Others, like today's cigar, were part of[...]
Cigar Review: La Palina Goldie Laguito No. 1 Lancero
Initial Thoughts: Sometimes we review a cigar that's a stand-alone. Other times, like today, we review a cigar in a[...]
Cigar Review: Perdomo Lot 23 Sun Grown (Natural) Toro
Initial Thoughts: Back at the end of 2018, when I first started building CigarScore.com while in Minnesota, today's cigar was[...]
Cigar Review: Quesada Oktoberfest 10th Anniversary Das Boot Torpedo
Initial Thoughts: Some cigars are timeless and classic. Other cigars, like today's, are seasonal and targeted toward a specific time[...]
Cigar Review: Pichardo Reserva Familiar Habano Corona Gorda
Initial Thoughts: While I've had cigars from Pichardo Cigars before, it's not a brand with which I have some expertise.[...]
Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez San Lotano Bull Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Today we're going to dive into the AJ Fernandez San Lotano The Bull Robusto, and with a name[...]
Cigar Review: Fratello Navetta The Boxer Atlantis Torpedo
Initial Thoughts: To be honest, the Fratello Navetta is one of my favorite cigars. However, when I reviewed the Fratello[...]
Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana Cabinet No 5 Maduro Toro
Initial Thoughts: When it comes to cigars, is oily a good thing? And, if so, is oilier better? That's how[...]
Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack JJ15 Corona
Initial Thoughts: The first time we reviewed a Jeremy Jack cigar, we were very interested in the cloudy and yellowed[...]
Cigar Review: Kafie 1901 San Andres Six Forty Two
Initial Thoughts: Sometimes you get right in there and start smelling a cigar. Other times, like with today's cigar, the[...]
Cigar Review: Lampert 1675 Edicion Azul Robusto
Initial Thoughts: One of the first things I noticed about the Lampert 1675 Edicion Azul Robusto was the fantastic aroma[...]
Cigar Review: Bocock Brothers World Traveler Habano Toro
Initial Thoughts: From the minute I laid eyes on the Bocock Brothers World Traveler Habano Toro in May of 2021[...]
Cigar Review: Drew Estate Undercrown 10 Toro
Initial Thoughts: While at Tobacco Cabana in Cedar Hill, Texas the other day, I had the chance to pick up[...]
Cigar Review: Oliva Serie V Maduro Toro
Initial Thoughts: Have you ever bought a cigar by mistake? Ya, well, not all of us can be perfect, can[...]
Cigar Review: Dapper La Madrina Toro
Initial Thoughts: Dapper Cigars is a fairly boutique brand that we've reviewed before. But today's cigar, while we've received one[...]
Cigar Review: Caldwell Savages Lancero
Initial Thoughts: Today's cigar, the Caldwell Savages Lancero, is one I've reviewed before, but that was over two years ago,[...]
Cigar Review: Plasencia Alma Fuerte Sixto I
Initial Thoughts: Sometimes we review cigars because we want to know what to buy. Sometimes we review cigars because the[...]
Cigar Review: God of Fire Serie B Robusto Tubo
Initial Thoughts: Sometimes we review cigars that are fairly common. Other times, times like today, we review cigars that are[...]
Cigar Review: Warped Maestro del Tiempo
Initial Thoughts: The first thing I noticed about today's cigar, the Warped Maestro del Tiempo, was its great aroma. Some[...]
Cigar Review: Zino Platinum Crown Series Limited Edition 2020 Gran Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Most of the Zino Platinum Cigars we've reviewed have been pretty darn good. They've also been very light[...]
Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Limited Edition Maduro Flaco LCC Exclusive
Initial Thoughts: When I reviewed the original Casa Cuevas LE Maduro Flaco in 2019, I wasn't all that impressed. However,[...]
Cigar Review: Hooten Young Overlord Churchill
Initial Thoughts: Today's cigar took quite the journey to get to me. From Miami to Albuquerque and back again, the[...]
Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Serie Ratzilla
Initial Thoughts: Few cigars get hyped as much as the Unico Series from Drew Estate. And today, we're smoking one[...]
Cigar Review: Bounty Box Pura Vitamina
Initial Thoughts: Every once in a while, a new cigar brand comes along and they want people to taste test[...]
Cigar Review: Dapper Desvalido Lonsdale
Initial Thoughts: I've said it before and I'll say it again - one of the best things about cigar subscription[...]
Cigar Review: Byron 20th Century Habaneros
Initial Thoughts: Today we're reviewing a cigar I received from Luxury Cigar Club in October of 2020, the Byron 20th[...]
Cigar Review: La Aurora Preferido Ecuador #1 Perfecto
Initial Thoughts: Bought cigars are great. Gift cigars are even better. And today's cigar, the La Aurora Preferido Ecuador #1[...]
Cigar Review: Black Works Studio NBK Corona Larga
Initial Thoughts: Whenever I go into a review of a cigar from Black Works Studio, I go into it expecting[...]
Cigar Review: Caldwell Anastasia Caspia Corona
Initial Thoughts: Some Caldwell cigars I like. Some Caldwell cigars I do not like. So, when I got this Caldwell[...]
Cigar Review: Kristoff Habano Corona
Initial Thoughts: Right off the bat, I noticed an intoxicating aroma coming off the Kristoff Habano Corona. While I don't[...]
Cigar Review: Stolen Throne Call to Arms Sumatra Corona
Initial Thoughts: Over the past few months, I've really come to appreciate a new vitola of cigar, the petit corona.[...]
Cigar Review: J. London Gold Series Lancero
Initial Thoughts: Some mornings beg for coffee and cigars. And that's the case today, so I decided to grab the[...]
Cigar Review: FQ Proper Corona Gorda
Initial Thoughts: If we've said it once, we've said it a thousand times - we like cigar subscriptions boxes because[...]
Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Tempus Nicaragua Medius 6
Initial Thoughts: When it comes to fighting for the rights of the cigar-smoking community in the United States, one organization[...]
Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada L40
Initial Thoughts: I don't always smoke Liga Privada, but when I do, I expect to enjoy it! Heck, after all,[...]
Cigar Review: Oliva Master Blends 3 Torpedo
Initial Thoughts: According to legend, ie the Oliva Cigars website, the Oliva Master Blend 3 is the third iteration of a blend[...]
Cigar Review: Hooten Young Gothic Serpent Toro SECOND CHANCE
Initial Thoughts: Today's cigar is one I've smoked before. But this time, I've let the cigar age, marinate, rest - whatever[...]
Cigar Review: Caldwell Adventura The Explorer Corona Gorda
Initial Thoughts: When the community asks, we try to deliver! So, when one Nicholas asked me to review the Caldwell Adventura[...]
Cigar Review: Davidoff Yamasa Robusto
Initial Thoughts: The first thing I noticed about the Davidoff Yamasa Robusto was its near-perfect construction. As you'd expect from a[...]
Cigar Review: Crowned Heads La Imperiosa Double Robusto (2015)
Initial Thoughts: I received the Crowned Heads La Imperiosa Double Robusto as a gift from a friend who's had this cigar[...]
Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada H99 (2018)
Initial Thoughts: The first thing I noticed about the Drew Estate Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo, after taking it out of[...]
Cigar Review: Rodriguez Series 84 Maduro Torpedo
Initial Thoughts: Rodriguez Cigars isn't a brand I'm all too familiar with, but when I saw the Series 84 Maduro Torpedo[...]
Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Undercrown Shade Gran Toro
Initial Thoughts: In our search for the best cigars to pair with coffee, I stumbled upon the Drew Estate Liga Undercrown[...]
Cigar Review: Plasencia Cosecha 146 La Vega Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Over the last year or so, we've smoked and reviewed almost every Plasencia cigar we could get our hands[...]
Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Wunderlust Robusto
Initial Thoughts: I love it when people ask me to review a cigar. I love it, even more, when someone gives[...]
Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Sobremesa Brulee Toro
Initial Thoughts: I've had an interesting experience with Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust's cigars. While I've found them generally good, I've also[...]
Cigar Review: Perdomo Champagne Noir Epicure Toro
UPDATE: The Perdomo Champagne Noir is now called the Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Maduro. Initial Thoughts: Perdomo is one of my[...]
Cigar Battle: Stogies H-Town Lancero – Tatuaje vs RoMa Craft
Initial Thoughts: Today we're doing something a little different and a whole lot crazy. Today we're doing the first-ever Cigar Battle[...]
Cigar Review: Nomad Toro by Ezra Zion
Initial Thoughts: One interesting and cool thing about going to cigar events is that you sometimes get cigars you couldn't get[...]
Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Serie A
Initial Thoughts: Some cigars are just, well, rare. They're event exclusives or their limited edition or something along those lines. Well,[...]
Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Robusto No. 5
Initial Thoughts: The Diamond Crown line of cigars from JC Newman are some of the most luxurious cigars around. As my[...]
Cigar Review: Zino Platinum Scepter Grand Master Robusto
Initial Thoughts: At the time I smoked and reviewed my first Zino Platinum, the Crown Series Barrel, I'd never smoked a[...]
Cigar Review: C.L.E. Corojo Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Back when we were living in Boston in 2019, I remember grabbing up the C.L.E Prieto. It was so[...]
Cigar Review: Fratello Classico Robusto
Initial Thoughts: If you've been following CigarScore TV for any amount of time, you know I'm a fan of Fratello Cigars.[...]
Cigar Review: Camacho Connecticut Toro
Initial Thoughts: Continuing my search for the perfect breakfast cigar, I found myself grabbing the Camacho Connecticut Toro. Camacho is a[...]
Cigar Review: Perdomo 20th Anniversary Connecticut Epicure
Initial Thoughts: Prior to 2019, I didn't smoke a lot of Perdomo cigars. Since 2019, I've smoked a lot of them.[...]
Cigar Review: Fratello Bianco III Robusto
Initial Thoughts: Finally, after months of searching my local lounges, CIGRco sent me a Fratello Bianco! I've been looking for this[...]
Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Intemperance EC XVIII Brotherly Kindness
Initial Thoughts: At the time I revied this cigar, RoMa Craft Cigars were still fairly new to me. While I've still[...]
Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Jericho Hill LBV
Initial Thoughts: Crowned Heads is a cigar brand with which I'm not terribly familiar. I've come across them in the past,[...]
Cigar Review: Varina Farms Breakfast Blend Toro
Initial Thoughts: Varina Farms is a relatively new name in the cigar world. I don't know exactly when they got started,[...]
Cigar Review: Perdomo Small Batch Maduro Toro Especial 2005
Initial Thoughts: In general, I like Perdomo Cigars. For the most part, Nick Perdomo has done a great job blending high-quality,[...]
Cigar Review: Pura Soul Honduras
Initial Thoughts: Cigars are a lot like coffee and wine and beer - almost anyone can make them. Today, I'm smoking[...]
Cigar Review: Gran Habano Cabinet Selection
Initial Thoughts: When I got the Gran Habano Cabinet Selection from Luxury Cigar Club in June of 2019 (click here for[...]
Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Connecticut Robusto
Initial Thoughts: I don't always smoke light, Connecticut cigars, but when I do, I always hope they're delicious. And today, the[...]
Cigar Review: AVO Unexpected Celebration
Initial Thoughts: When I picked out this brand new, just released in May 2019, cigar, I was searching for more "breakfast[...]
Cigar Review: AVO Classic No. 2 Toro
Initial Thoughts: This is the second AVO cigar I've ever smoked, and the first one didn't leave me with a good[...]
Cigar Review: Fratello Navetta Inverso Toro Gordo
Initial Thoughts: I can't tell you how excited I am to smoke the Fratello Navetta Inverso! After discovering the Fratello Navetta[...]
Cigar Review: Plasencia Alma Fuerte Generacion V Salomon
Initial Thoughts: When I first saw the Plasencia Alma Fuerte Generacion V at my local cigar shop, I thought to myself,[...]
Cigar Review: Zino Platinum Crown Series Barrel
Initial Thoughts: Zino Davidoff is one of the most famous cigar makers in the world, and the Zino Platinum brand is[...]
Cigar Review: JFR Lunatic Maduro Short Robusto
Initial Thoughts: The first puffs on the JFR Lunatic Maduro Short Robusto tasted like biting into a chocolate bar. The flavors[...]
Cigar Review: Fratello Navetta Endeavor
Initial Thoughts: The Fratello Navetta starts off like every cigar should - with a smooth, rich, sweet flavor and an easy[...]
Cigar Review: My Father Le Bijou 1922 Toro
Initial Thoughts: I grabbed this cigar with high expectations. I've seen people brag about the My Father Le Bijou for months,[...]
Cigar Review: Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage Maduro Epicure
Initial Thoughts: Before I got started, I noticed how aromatic the wrapper was - something I always smell for. So, I went[...]
Cigar Review: Perdomo 20th Anniversary Maduro Robusto
Initial Thoughts: I don't normally smoke robustos, but this Perdomo 20th Anniversary Maduro started off very strong and very delicious. As[...]
Cigar Review: My Father El Centurion Toro Grande
Initial Thoughts: From the first puff, the My Father El Centurion Toro Grande is impressive. The flavors are mild but rich,[...]