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The Geek Critique


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Viaje Honey and Hand Grenades (HHG) RapierMay, 201775
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Kid Montana
Overall, this is a very well made cigar with a disappointing flavor profile.  Unlike most Viaje, the construction and burn was flawless, but a bland or even off-putting flavor profile lets t...Read More
Viaje Honey and Hand Grenades (HHG) RapierMay, 201791
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Byron (Beegerply)
I really enjoyed this cigar, I like the way the flavor moved in and out the spice was nice. I cannot place the sweetness but was somewhere between gassy and florally. The burn was great and the smoke...Read More
Viaje Honey and Hand Grenades (HHG) RapierMay, 201785
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: nirab
Although I enjoyed this cigar, it was very one dimensional for me, lacking any real transition. I enjoy a peppery cigar, and this one had that, so it was not a bad cigar in my book. For the price, I w...Read More
Viaje Honey and Hand Grenades (HHG) RapierMay, 201787
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: David Lundin (Deener27)
If you are into a smooth, solidly medium cigar, that looks great and performs well, then this is the stick for you.  Things are a bit disappointing on the flavor front which justifies the go...Read More
Viaje Honey and Hand Grenades (HHG) RapierMay, 201790
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Jason (jharrisx5)
This is a cigar that was close to a home run for me.  If looks could kill then I'd be six feet under.  Fortunately, this not only looked good but it also lived up to the looks in t...Read More
Marco V M. Vito Select Lancero XV Brazilian SevilleApril, 201785
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: biggsy16 (biggsy16)
In closing I am stating I am far from an expert or cigar expert just some old dude who likes to smoke cigars.The was not an excellent cigar but few are,I enjoyed the consistent flavors and the overall...Read More
Marco V M. Vito Select Lancero XV Brazilian SevilleApril, 201789
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Vroomp
In summary I would say this is definitely worthy of picking up a fiver of as the flavor combination was enjoyable and not overly harsh. There were times the flavors melded together nicely and I almost...Read More
Marco V M. Vito Select Lancero XV Brazilian SevilleApril, 201785
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: quickme (quickme)
if I was grading on construction, draw and burn this stick is a 10!  The flavour and aroma was a bit of a let down.  The first 3rd was not appealing at all and I believe that is wh...Read More
Marco V M. Vito Select Lancero XV Brazilian SevilleApril, 201786
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Stephen [Appollo] (appollo)
All and all not a bad stick,I do like the smaller ring gauges so this is a bonus.I find the strength to be medium to full.The stick is not overly complex and there is a sharpness to the stick.The burn...Read More
Marco V M. Vito Select Lancero XV Brazilian SevilleApril, 201795
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: ShakingHorizons (shakinghorizons)
I greatly enjoyed this cigar. I know I have smoked one or 6 in the past, and if my guess is correct, these WILL be a staple in my humidor. This cigar sums up everything I look for in a cigar, and I wo...Read More
Jas Sum Kral Red Knight RobustoMarch, 201785
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: DRuff
Found the cigar to be enjoyable but not something I would buy a box of. I prefer more complex stronger cigars, this just did not have the complexity and flavor I look for, but still a very good cigar....Read More
Jas Sum Kral Red Knight RobustoMarch, 201786
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Daniel (millarddj)
Overall, this was a very positive experience. The flavor of the Red Knight was not my favorite, but it brought enough variety to the familiar taste of pepper to be enjoyable to the end.

It's ha...Read More
Jas Sum Kral Red Knight RobustoMarch, 201790
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Neal (ntanner)
     Over all this was a very enjoyable smoke. Draw was good and smoke production was hi with a nice earthy flavor profile and a slow cool burn. I will definitely be on the look ou...Read More
Jas Sum Kral Red Knight RobustoMarch, 201784
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Michael (StogieDad)
I really enjoyed the first half of this smoke, and I am going to write the last third off to a one-off, as I think had the first half carried through, this one would have been really good.  ...Read More
Jas Sum Kral Red Knight RobustoMarch, 201761
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Rebecca (Rebecca Silverwolf)
I had a lot of hopes for this stick, and would be very interested in trying another, since I don't think that my experience with this cigar was typical. If the first half had been more like the last h...Read More
Caldwell Cigar Co. Long Live The King Lock StockFebruary, 201783
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Joe McDowell (MacMac)
The Caldwell Cigar Company Long Live the King Lock Stock is a good cigar, but not a great one. I enjoyed the end of the cigar more than the beginning. The smoke volume was more abundant at the end and...Read More
Caldwell Cigar Co. Long Live The King Lock StockFebruary, 201790
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: nirab
This was a very enjoyable cigar. The transitions are very fluid, and the smoke is extremely smooth, making for a wonderful cigar to retrohale, allowing different flavors to really shine at different t...Read More
Caldwell Cigar Co. Long Live The King Lock StockFebruary, 201788
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Nathan (nwb)
Overall, this was a good cigar.  From a construction standpoint, I could find little fault.  It wasn't very complex, but the flavor was enough to hold my interest.  Had t...Read More
Caldwell Cigar Co. Long Live The King Lock StockFebruary, 201791
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Don Miller (DonM)
This is a box-worthy cigar at this price point in my opinion.  Lots of flavors, although not overly complex. It had a nice burn and enjoyable from start to finish.  The belicoso si...Read More
Caldwell Cigar Co. Long Live The King Lock StockFebruary, 201784
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brian (bstessl)
Thanks to Brian (Ninfiction) for including me in this GC!  Overall this was a decent smoke, Probably nothing I would go out of my way for in the future.  It was well made, and look...Read More
RoMa Craft Tobac Aquitaine Pestera MuierilorJanuary, 201791
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Chuck (Cfickter)
Full disclosure, as most of the regulars know I am a Roma Craft whore.  Nothing about this cigar before you light it gives you any hint of the pepper bomb this cigar is.  A lot of ...Read More
RoMa Craft Tobac Aquitaine Pestera MuierilorJanuary, 201768
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: McBryde
I think the cigar was so small that the wrapper played such a huge role in the flavor profile that you couldn't get away from all the spice. I can't wait to try the same cigar, but in a different wrap...Read More
RoMa Craft Tobac Aquitaine Pestera MuierilorJanuary, 201784
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Byron (Beegerply)
Overall it was not a bad cigar I liked the size it made for a quick smoke just a little over an hour. I just wish the draw would have been better on the first half. I would keep some of these around a...Read More
RoMa Craft Tobac Aquitaine Pestera MuierilorJanuary, 201790
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Jason (jharrisx5)
This cigar was really a roller coaster ride in respect to flavors.  It started off terribly...bitter, sour, and just plain nasty.  A few puff in, however, the flavors took a corksc...Read More
RoMa Craft Tobac Aquitaine Pestera MuierilorJanuary, 201786
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Rob (sar127)
Thanks for giving me a chance to smoke this size. It overall confirms my thoughts on the Aquitaine line. It's definitely my least favorite of their 5 lines. While construction and quality control is f...Read More
Xiphos NR Maduro RobustoDecember, 201691
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Neal (ntanner)
A nice complex and smooth flavor profile kept this one scoring hi for me. I really liked the mocha flavors and there was enough variation of background flavors to keep it interesting but not so much a...Read More
Crowned Heads LE 2015 Mason Dixon Project Southern EditionDecember, 201693
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: David Robinson (gitfiddl)
This was a really good cigar, even with the cap and aesthetic wrapper issues.  Maybe not the prettiest gal at the dance, but you wouldn't feel bad if you woke up nekked next to her the next ...Read More
Xiphos NR Maduro RobustoDecember, 201691
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Kent (05Venturer)
Overall this was an enjoyable medium-med/full smoke. I am looking forward to trying the rest of the Xiphos line that Brad was generous enough to throw my way with this critique cigar. Smoke time was j...Read More
Xiphos NR Maduro RobustoDecember, 201691
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: nirab
This was an absolute pleasure to smoke! The flavors, transitions and performance were simply wonderful. Other than a brief, small tunneling near the midpoint, it was perfect. I prefer maduro wrappers ...Read More
Crowned Heads LE 2015 Mason Dixon Project Southern EditionDecember, 201686
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Justin (Gustoff)
Appreciate being able to be part of this review! My total smoke time was 1hr 35min, and I almost felt I was rushing through it. All-in-all this was a good smoke with minimal pampering needed throughou...Read More
Crowned Heads LE 2015 Mason Dixon Project Southern EditionDecember, 201691
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Barry (benchjockey)
My introduction to the Mason Dixon Project started with the Northern Edition, which I loved. I was surprised to find that the taste of the two blends is very close, with the North having the richer de...Read More
Xiphos NR Maduro RobustoDecember, 201687
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brlesq
I was surprised by this cigar.  The unusual hardness of the sample that I smoked gave me reservations, but it turned out to be a really good cigar so it was an upside surprise! I don’t know ...Read More
Xiphos NR Maduro RobustoDecember, 201686
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Chuck (Cfickter)
Overall I found this a very enjoyable smoke and certainly worth keeping a few in the humidor.  I found this version had more flavors than the first releases from Costa Rica.  The e...Read More
Crowned Heads LE 2015 Mason Dixon Project Southern EditionDecember, 201695
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Adam (BewareDaPenguin)
A special thanks to John and Cigar Geeks for allowing me to do this review. It was one of my highest rated cigars I have done, I was super impressed with the balance and complexity of the cigar. I enj...Read More
CAO Flathead V660 CarbOctober, 201688
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Tim (timpellis)
Overall, I enjoyed this cigar. I am not normally a 60 ring smoker but the box press really made the cigar feel smaller. The cigar had some good complexity to it. I would hope for a slightly better con...Read More
CAO Flathead V660 CarbOctober, 201663
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Kent (05Venturer)
Total smoke time was 2.5 hours, I smoked this as slow as possible hoping to get the flavors I enjoy out of these cigars but that didn't make any difference. I have smoked several of the Flatheads prev...Read More
Rodrigo Corona Project Vol.1October, 201691
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Chuck (Cfickter)
Overall an excellent cigar and was very happy to smoke it.  If you like full body, strong cigars then this is one for you to try.  Showed more complexity in the second half. &...Read More
CAO Flathead V660 CarbOctober, 201683
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Stephen [Appollo] (appollo)
Thanks Joe for sponsoring this stick.The burn time on this stick was 2-1/2 hrs.and could have been longer,so put some time aside if you decide to smoke one of these bad boys.
  I found th...Read More
Rodrigo Corona Project Vol.1October, 201692
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: RDF (RDF)
This is a very well made and enjoyable corona.  I'm definitely a fan and I'll be buying these soon.

Thanks to George Rodrigo for providing the cigars for this review and to Brlesq for...Read More
Rodrigo Corona Project Vol.1October, 201685
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Kent (05Venturer)
Total smoke time was right at 1 hour.
Other than the burn issues in the first half this cigar performed well with some really nice flavors. I will let the other one I recieved sit a bit longer in m...Read More
Rodrigo Corona Project Vol.1October, 201690
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: DRuff
Rodrigo has done a wonderful job with this cigar. Great flavor, fantastic construction, and a wonderful burn. Paired very well with the Blanton's Bourbon, like they were meant to be together. Box wort...Read More
CAO Flathead V660 CarbOctober, 201693
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Freakydeakydutchman (freakydeakydutchman)
I really enjoyed this cigar. I only tired a retro hale once and it was near the end. And i should of tried a few, earler. The armona was very plesant and not as sharp as some bigger rings i have. Not ...Read More
Rodrigo Corona Project Vol.1October, 201693
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Kman
The Corona Project is an absolutely stellar cigar. I ordered a box before I was even done with the review. This is a Corona that smokes like a Toro, so make sure you have the time. You'll want to smok...Read More
CAO Flathead V660 CarbOctober, 201692
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: cigary (Cigary)
All things being said about this review is that IMO this is a cigar not to be missed out on.  I've read other reviews about this cigar and it certainly has a good following and fan base and ...Read More
San Cristobal de La Habana La PuntaSeptember, 201692
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brlesq
This is one of the more enjoyable ISOMs in my opinion.  It hit all the right cylinders in what I look for in a cigar. An excellent cigar from October 2015, and I’m sure it will only get bett...Read More
San Cristobal de La Habana La PuntaSeptember, 201685
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Gary D (headfirst)
Thanks a bunch to Stephen for generously sending this along with some pals and sending it months ahead of time, giving us geeks time to rest them up.

This was a good cigar that performed well b...Read More
San Cristobal de La Habana La PuntaSeptember, 201686
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Jared (The Burn Ward)
Smoking a well made habano is a treat. I would surely reach for this cigar again. It had a nice amount of rest but I feel another year or so would have done wonders for the flavor profile. Two touch u...Read More
San Cristobal de La Habana La PuntaSeptember, 201671
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: junglepete
Thank you to Stephen for the opportunity to try another Cuban. At no fault of his own, this cigar falls in line with some other Cuban cigars I have smoked in the past: Not the best construction, rugge...Read More
San Cristobal de La Habana La PuntaSeptember, 201684
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Steve Ladd (Caveman Steve)
Overall, I enjoyed this cigar, but the inconsistency of it was unfortunate.  That said, I would not hesitate to give it another go.  Barring that first third, this is a solid enjoy...Read More
Drew Estate Undercrown Shade CoronaAugust, 201690
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: nirab (nirab)
This was a very enjoyable cigar. I really liked how the pepper started right up front from the beginning, and then slowly faded to taking a back seat at the finish. The transitions were slow and stead...Read More
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