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The Geek Critique


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Black Label Trading Company Leaf by JamesFebruary, 201988
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brlesq
Overall, this is a fine cigar that I would gladly smoke again.  If the metallic taste had not emerged in the final third, it would have received a higher score from me. But some people like ...Read More
Black Label Trading Company Leaf by JamesFebruary, 201990
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Gary (headfirst)
Overall this was a really nice cigar, definitely box worthy, and reinforces to me that BLTC is a brand I need to keep my eye on, they make some great cigars.  The sweet/savory flavors with t...Read More
Black Label Trading Company Leaf by JamesFebruary, 201985
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Dave (Deener27)
I would like to thank Chuck for selecting me for the February critique.  Overall, this was an enjoyable cigar and I can't help but wonder if the final third bitterness was just related to th...Read More
Black Label Trading Company Leaf by JamesFebruary, 201988
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: klamm143
Overall, I enjoyed this stick and will definitely purchase some in the future. I look forward to enjoying another one when feeling better. Thanks to Chuck for allowing me to participate in this month'...Read More
Black Label Trading Company Leaf by JamesFebruary, 201953
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brad (Vroomp)
I am sure this was just one crappy stick out of hundreds I was unlucky enough to receive. I have enjoyed many of James' other blends and like his work usually, but this cigar was a loser and I was una...Read More
Viaje Skull and Bones M?stery BP 2018December, 201888
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brian (bstessl)
Thanks to Brian for letting me participate in this GC.  Overall I enjoyed this cigar even with the relight.  It was balanced with a little bit of complexity in the flavors. &n...Read More
Viaje Skull and Bones M?stery BP 2018December, 201897
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Kent (05Venturer)
Big thanks to Brian for supplying this great cigar for us to review. I am a big Viaje fan and this does not disappoint. Great full and spicy cigar with the Viaje traits that I enjoy. The spiciness of ...Read More
Viaje Skull and Bones M?stery BP 2018December, 201882
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: McBryde
Overall, this was a pretty good cigar. It is not very complex though, and pretty straight forward on the flavors 1/3 after 1/3 after 1/3. It smelled great pre-light, and throughout the smoke though. G...Read More
Viaje Skull and Bones M?stery BP 2018December, 201891
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Stephen (appollo)
I would like to thank Brian for a chance to review this stick, .From start to finish it kept my interest and was a pleasure to smoke.If you ever get a chance to grab one do.
  The only fa...Read More
Viaje Skull and Bones M?stery BP 2018December, 201860
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Koop
Unfortunately this stick wasn't in my wheelhouse flavor wise and the construction issue further dampened my enjoyment of the smoke. I haven't had a cigar tunnel since the bad experience I had with a T...Read More
AVO Limited Edition 2014 AVO 88December, 201885
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Chefjohn
This cigar appealed to me right from the start as I like the classic look of a figurado. Solid and consistent construction, razor sharp burn line and definite flavor transitions made this a very inter...Read More
AVO Limited Edition 2014 AVO 88December, 201897
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Tom (Silverstix)
Colin - I can't thank you enough for including me in your December Geek Critique again this year! The blind reviews are a lot of fun.

Since this is a blind review, I have no idea what I'm smoki...Read More
AVO Limited Edition 2014 AVO 88December, 201889
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: David Robinson (gitfiddl)
A beautiful looking cigar that had a couple of issues, but was still very enjoyable.  Loaded with good, straightforward cigar flavors. Thank you, Colin (shakinghorizons), for sponsoring this...Read More
AVO Limited Edition 2014 AVO 88December, 201887
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: MusicCity
The flavors were medium and approachable. There was slightly more body than flavor by the end of the cigar but nothing that would nock anyone over even those who are sensitive.  I smoked thi...Read More
AVO Limited Edition 2014 AVO 88December, 201890
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brian (ninfiction)
The was a blind review and I have no idea where to even begin at a guess of what this might be.

The construction, burn and appearance of the cigar were perfect. The flavor profile left just a l...Read More
L'Atelier Surrogates Crystal BallerNovember, 201884
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Nick (quickme)
Overall the last 3rd of the cigar made a good impression on me.   It was unfortunate that 2\3 of the stick was a wind tunnel so most of the notes, flavors, strength or any complexities was l...Read More
L'Atelier Surrogates Crystal BallerNovember, 201892
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Rich (biggsy16)
I do not get a chance very often to try nice cigars like this and would like to thank Apollo for the chance.For around 7.50 US per stick I find this a good value.So in closing if you want a nice smoot...Read More
L'Atelier Surrogates Crystal BallerNovember, 201893
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Karl F. (CrazyK)
The small flaws in construction and burn aside, this was an excellent cigar! So good in fact that I pulled another out of my humidor and smoked it too! The flavor profile is nearly exactly what I am l...Read More
L'Atelier Surrogates Crystal BallerNovember, 201885
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Patrick (pferg)
It was a great smoke from start to finish, since Ive never had a L'Atelier cigar before I was quite happy with it and with the great flavors and that this had  quite possibly one of the best...Read More
L'Atelier Surrogates Crystal BallerNovember, 201888
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Greg Swaine (Vanilla Gorilla)
This cigar blew me away. It is something that I’ve been looking for in a cigar for awhile now and have never really found. It was perfect to smoke with a coffee in the fall up here in Canada. It would...Read More
K. A. Kendall 7-20-4 Classic LanceroOctober, 201886
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Don Miller (DonM)
Over all, this was a nice cigar.  There were some good flavors throughout, I always enjoy a flavorful maduro cigar and it didn't disappoint me.   The burn rate was a little quicker...Read More
K. A. Kendall 7-20-4 Classic LanceroOctober, 201890
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Murphy223
First off I want to thank the group for allowing me, a relative newcomer to review this cigar and also "Thank You" to Brian for providing the sticks.  It is greatly appreciated. 

To summarize m...Read More
K. A. Kendall 7-20-4 Classic LanceroOctober, 201889
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Mautrak
This was my first Kendall cigar.  The standard by which I usually judge Cigar Geek review cigars is whether I'd want to buy more with my own money or not.  I'd be happy to have pai...Read More
K. A. Kendall 7-20-4 Classic LanceroOctober, 201894
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Kid Montana
It was a warm evening out here in Phoenix, so I paired the 7-20-4 Classic Lancero Maduro with water.  The cigar isn't the prettiest lancero every produced, but it smoked beautifully from beg...Read More
K. A. Kendall 7-20-4 Classic LanceroOctober, 201887
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: junglepete
I would smoke this stick again, but not with sparkling water. Any other beverage to cut into the earthiness a bit would do just fine and increase the enjoyability. High marks on construction for sure,...Read More
Illusione GigantesSeptember, 201884
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Gary (headfirst)
Thanks to Rich for telling me I will be reviewing this one, ha ha.  It was a pleasure to give this a try.  It's a pretty solid cigar.  If you like an earthy maduro that i...Read More
Illusione GigantesSeptember, 201891
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: klamm143
From start to finish I liked this stick - definitely something I'll buy at some point. Also with a price point ranging from 8 to 9 dollars, it will not break the bank (adding more to it's appeal). The...Read More
Illusione GigantesSeptember, 201887
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Stephen (appollo)
Thanks Rich for including me in this critique.The smoke time is 2hrs.so do set a side some time for this stick.The finish is short the whole way through.This is a nice stick but not very complex,it do...Read More
Illusione GigantesSeptember, 201890
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Barry (benchjockey)
The reason I jumped at the opportunity to review this cigar is that it hits squarely into my flavor wheelhouse. I love Mexican San Andres wrappers. This isn't a chocolate bomb like the Crowned Heads L...Read More
Illusione GigantesSeptember, 201889
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Byron (Beegerply)
I enjoyed this cigar it was not overly complex but it had enough to keep my entrust. It took awhile to smoke just over 2hrs for me. I'm a slow smoker. I would have a few of these in the humi. Thanks R...Read More
RoMa Craft Tobac Aquitaine AtlatlAugust, 201887
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Neal (ntanner)
     A very enjoyable cigar with a nice earthy flavor profile and great smoke production. It had good burn characteristics and kept my attention from beginning to the nub. It did r...Read More
Camacho Liberty 2005 ThrowbackAugust, 201893
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Jason (jharrisx5)
I'll preface my conclusion with an admission... I'm a big fan of the Camacho Liberty line of cigars.  As a result I look forward to the annual release and eagerly await the lighting of my fi...Read More
Camacho Liberty 2005 ThrowbackAugust, 201890
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Chuck (Cfickter)
I have not smokes the original 2005 so I have no true comparison, but I have smoked every one since 2007, except the 2008.  I can tell you it falls short of the 2007 and 09 but better that t...Read More
Camacho Liberty 2005 ThrowbackAugust, 201891
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Don Miller (DonM)
I really enjoyed this Liberty as I do every year.  The cigar smoked very well with nice flavors.  For a high end cigar, I would have expected a bit more of a wow effect in the flav...Read More
Camacho Liberty 2005 ThrowbackAugust, 201872
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Jeff (Cap10_Morgan)
Don't let the low score fool you.  If your only concern is construction, then this might not be a cigar for you.  (Although, I'm really hoping a lot of this is either 1off, shippin...Read More
RoMa Craft Tobac Aquitaine AtlatlAugust, 201890
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Kent (05Venturer)
Another good Roma Craft cigar in my opinion. I don't smoke a lot of lanceros and did find this one to be very enjoyable. Big thanks to Chuck for sponsoring and letting me review this cigar. Anyone loo...Read More
Camacho Liberty 2005 ThrowbackAugust, 201884
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Gustoff
I did not have the privilege to experience one of the actual 2005 Liberties that are so highly rated. All the hype had me very excited to experience the vast many hints and flavors and profiles of the...Read More
RoMa Craft Tobac Aquitaine AtlatlAugust, 201887
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Dave (Deener27)
Thanks to Chuck (Cfickter) for sponsoring the review and for picking yours truly to have the opportunity to try this cigar.

I am a RoMa Craft fan overall but this cigar threw me for a major loo...Read More
RoMa Craft Tobac Aquitaine AtlatlAugust, 201863
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: shakinghorizons
Not something I would seek out, as I gravitate toward mild, mild-medium - but I can see the appeal. The rustic looking cigar is enough to get a conversation going with someone sitting close to you at ...Read More
RoMa Craft Tobac Aquitaine AtlatlAugust, 201889
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brian (bstessl)
This cigar was a strange ride, in a good way for the most part.  The flavors changed quite a bit, the burn was amazing - even through a random relight. The strength threw me off a bit weaken...Read More
Don Pepin Garcia (My Father Cigars) My Father La Opulencia RobustoJuly, 201890
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Kid Montana
The cigar is another excellent blend out of Don Pepin Garcia.  The construction and burn on this robusto was slightly off.  I think I prefer this cigar in a Toro, since they tend t...Read More
Don Pepin Garcia (My Father Cigars) My Father La Opulencia RobustoJuly, 201891
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Don Miller (DonM)
Overall, I found this to be an amazing cigar.  The flavors mixed well with some complexity. A retro hale produced awesome flavors with this cigar.   I look forward to smoking anoth...Read More
Don Pepin Garcia (My Father Cigars) My Father La Opulencia RobustoJuly, 201890
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Tom (Silverstix)
Thank you very much to Bruce for organizing this and including me in the process. I love smoking a cigar with a reviewer's mindset and paying attention to all the little details.  I think th...Read More
Don Pepin Garcia (My Father Cigars) My Father La Opulencia RobustoJuly, 201890
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: DRuff
The La Opulencia was a great cigar. I am a big My Father fan and the Le Bijou is one of my top 5 smokes. I went into this with that cigar in mind but it was nothing like it except for the quality of t...Read More
Don Pepin Garcia (My Father Cigars) My Father La Opulencia RobustoJuly, 201882
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Michael (StogieDad)
Overall this was an enjoyable cigar that didn’t quite meet my high hopes.  I am a big fan of Pepin blends, and while this one was tasty and had quite a bit of the signature pepper notes, the...Read More
Punch Gran Puro Nicaragua 5.5x54June, 201880
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: junglepete
Overall I liked the cigar and would smoke another. It never really got much stronger than a medium plus body in strength but there was some nice tastes going around. The first third was spoiled by som...Read More
Punch Gran Puro Nicaragua 5.5x54June, 201879
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Byron (Beegerply)
This cigar had its moments but it was not offensive. If I was to guess what it was the only thing that comes to mind is a Brick house fuma. This cigar would probably would find someplace in my humi.&n...Read More
Punch Gran Puro Nicaragua 5.5x54June, 201887
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Gary (headfirst)
Thanks to Brian for sponsoring this one.  I'm glad I chose to smoke this at the end of the day, it was a pretty strong mother that had a nice transition at the halfway point from kicking my ...Read More
Punch Gran Puro Nicaragua 5.5x54June, 201892
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Jeff (Cap10_Morgan)
This was one of the most well-constructed cigars I have ever smoked.  It looked perfect, felt perfect, and burned perfect.   Some of the flavors reminded me of pipe tobacco at time...Read More
Punch Gran Puro Nicaragua 5.5x54June, 201890
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Mautrak
This was my first blind review, so I was looking forward to it.  I don’t have a sophisticated palate, and can’t tell if a cigar is from Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic just by the flavor...Read More
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