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The Geek Critique


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Illusione Epernay 10th Anniversary D’Aosta ToroSeptember, 202091
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Cfickter
It is easy to see why this cigar was on so many "top of" or "best of" cigar lists.  Not overly complex and its lighter medium profile belies the great flavors it presents.  I would...Read More
Camacho Liberty 2020September, 202090
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Joe McDowell (MacMac)
The Camacho 2020 Liberty Cigar was a pleasure to smoke. The cigar presented well with its golden wrapper, wide and colorful brand band and the well-made coffin which contained the cigar. The consisten...Read More
Illusione Epernay 10th Anniversary D’Aosta ToroSeptember, 202090
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Neal (ntanner)
This was an excellent cigar in my opinion. The flavor profile just clicked for me. A shout out to ninfiction for sponsoring this one and letting me participate. This is a smoke I will definitely be ad...Read More
Camacho Liberty 2020September, 202049
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: nirab
Well, I am disappointed with my first Liberty 2020. The construction issues took away the brief enjoyment I had with the first third of the cigar. The tunneling issue was simply too much to overcome a...Read More
Camacho Liberty 2020September, 202090
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brian (ninfiction)
Thank you David at egars.com and to Kevin(wescat)for sponsoring this critique again this year.

I thoroughly enjoyed smoking this cigar. It provided a nice mix of flavors that seems to change ba...Read More
Camacho Liberty 2020September, 202089
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Don Miller (DonM)
Once again, Camacho put out a good Liberty this year and it was an enjoyable cigar.  In scoring, the flavors took the biggest hit on points.  While enjoyable, it was not in my opin...Read More
Illusione Epernay 10th Anniversary D’Aosta ToroSeptember, 202085
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brlesq
The Illusione Epernay is a wonderfully complex cigar, and I’ve smoked other sizes before, each one producing slightly different results.  This 10th Anniversary D’Aosta Toro is probably my ne...Read More
Camacho Liberty 2020September, 202092
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: klamm143
I liked this one a great deal - not what I expected, but sure glad I got a full box, because I see many more of these sticks enjoyed in the coming North Carolina nights. Thanks to Kevin (Wescat)and Da...Read More
Illusione Epernay 10th Anniversary D’Aosta ToroSeptember, 202093
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: klamm143
Not knowing what to expect from this stick, I found it to be quite tasty. A sweet aromatic smoke that I'll be trying again I'm sure. I'm also a fan of the Java Mint and while I do not put this cigar i...Read More
Illusione Epernay 10th Anniversary D’Aosta ToroSeptember, 202086
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brian (bstessl)
Overall this was pretty enjoyable, though not overly complex.  The flavors were consistent with a smooth smoking experience throughout and a really good burn.  The ash fell a bit o...Read More
Davidoff Nicaragua Robusto (Tubo)August, 202096
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: junglepete
The highlight of this cigar was the smoothness and the twang. I wish I could describe the twang better in flavor identity but I always fail with that illusive taste description. I really enjoyed this ...Read More
Davidoff Nicaragua Robusto (Tubo)August, 202091
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brian (ninfiction)
Not your typical Davidoff because it's a Nicaraguan Puro, this is one of my favorites. Really enjoyable profile along with it being effortless to smoke make this a winner.

Thanks to Brad for pr...Read More
Davidoff Nicaragua Robusto (Tubo)August, 202067
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Larry (ljlemer)
This cigar was a disappointment. The flavor was mediocre as was the construction. After all the obstructions were burnt through the finale was good. Ironically, if I weren't reviewing this, I probably...Read More
Davidoff Nicaragua Robusto (Tubo)August, 202094
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brlesq
I’ve always been a fan of Davidoff’s many offerings, and this Nicaraguan series is one of my favorites.  Not a typical Davidoff, and it definitely has a place in my humidor. A big thanks to ...Read More
Davidoff Nicaragua Robusto (Tubo)August, 202091
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: SenorPablo
I don't get to smoke too many Davidoff cigars, but the few I've had have shown great quality.  This one was not unlike the previous.  The looks, construction, and burn was all top ...Read More
RoMa Craft Tobac Wunderlust Gran CoronaJuly, 202089
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Murphy223
Thank you bstessl (Brian) for sponsoring and thanks Bruce (Briesq) for allowing me to participate.

If you couldn't tell by the notes above, I really liked this cigar. Blind tastings are excitin...Read More
RoMa Craft Tobac Wunderlust Gran CoronaJuly, 202089
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Nick (nickthafish)
Really enjoyable cigar that performed well throughout and provided great sweet cocoa, buttery toast and earthy flavors with some white pepper and cinnamon on the retro. I would say it is not Cuban or ...Read More
RoMa Craft Tobac Wunderlust Gran CoronaJuly, 202092
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Emerson (McBryde)
Overall, I liked the cigar. The cigar had GREAT construction, and that goes a long way in a cigar for me. You didn't have to worry about it falling apart while you smoked it, it was a nicely made ciga...Read More
RoMa Craft Tobac Wunderlust Gran CoronaJuly, 202075
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Adwinistrator
This cigar was very confusing to my palate.

Great construction, and that pure white ash tells me some quality tobacco was used.

The profile could be summed up by: overpowering chalky whi...Read More
RoMa Craft Tobac Wunderlust Gran CoronaJuly, 202092
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: nirab
I really enjoyed this cigar. The sweetness was very pronounced on my palate, the woody notes were nicely balanced, as was the entire cigar. It was fairly complex as well. Overall, I would smoke this a...Read More
Don Pepin Garcia (My Father Cigars) La Promesa PetitJune, 202090
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Kid Montana
The My Father La Promesa is typical for a Don Pepin production with fantastic construction.  In this vitola, it isn't my favorite of the range, as the sweet spot in the first and middle pass...Read More
Jas Sum Kral !@#%$ the FDA Pre-ReleaseJune, 202091
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: DRuff
This was a very enjoyable cigar. Medium to slight full at  midpoint, medium at the end. Perfect burn and smoke volume, great construction and an overall pleasant experience. Definitely want ...Read More
Jas Sum Kral !@#%$ the FDA Pre-ReleaseJune, 202087
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: arrow34
So... overall a good cigar, the cigar was a pretty dark and I expected a bit of spice or pepper and was surprised: no spice, no pepper.  A complex interesting cigar.  The wood, gra...Read More
Jas Sum Kral !@#%$ the FDA Pre-ReleaseJune, 202091
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Deener27
A special thanks to bstessl for including me on this review along with Riste from JSK for supplying another great cigar for this review and to the industry.  This cigar is a very solid mediu...Read More
Don Pepin Garcia (My Father Cigars) La Promesa PetitJune, 202095
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Kent (05Venturer)
First things first, thanks to Doug for sending out a great cigar and allowing me to review it. Looking forward to grabbing a few of these for the humidor. Typical of all My Father cigars that I have e...Read More
Don Pepin Garcia (My Father Cigars) La Promesa PetitJune, 202088
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: tuck0411
A flavorful little smoke, this one, and quite pleasant, although not entirely in my wheelhouse.  The CI page for this blend mentions "mint chocolate" and that's probably what my palate was i...Read More
Don Pepin Garcia (My Father Cigars) La Promesa PetitJune, 202089
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Don M (DonM)
Overall, this was a very good cigar.  I liked the fact that it was more medium bodied than full as with a lot of My Father cigars.  It did lack some complexity in my opinion, so a ...Read More
Don Pepin Garcia (My Father Cigars) La Promesa PetitJune, 202087
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Charles Fickter (Cfickter)
This cigar delivered almost everything you would expect from a My Father.  Great look, great construction, great burn. Disappointingly lacking any complexity. Some significant time resting w...Read More
Jas Sum Kral !@#%$ the FDA Pre-ReleaseJune, 202085
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: nirab
This was an interesting cigar. I really enjoyed the meatiness blending with the tangy, sweet-n-spicy tones. The retrohale was extremely smooth, and the flavors lingered long on my palate. I was also i...Read More
Jas Sum Kral !@#%$ the FDA Pre-ReleaseJune, 202084
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Rob S. (sar127)
In summary, it was an extremely interesting experience and one that I'm eager to repeat for sure. I think to properly gauge a review, it important to understand the reviewers palate so let me explain ...Read More
AVO LE 05 2017 (Lost Edition)May, 202079
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: DRuff
A well constructed, attractive cigar with no real personality. I imagined it would be good with a cup of coffee on a Sunday morning, but did not stand up to a mild scotch like Glenlivet. No complexity...Read More
Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Norteno Belicoso FinoMay, 202084
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: tuck0411
Pretty nice little short smoke, this one, although it wasn't completely maintenance-free what with the initial restricted draw and the occasional double-puffing needed to keep the burn on track. ...Read More
Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Norteno Belicoso FinoMay, 202092
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Byron (Beegerply)
Overall: The cigar was a pleasure to smoke with the the earthiness coming or being the predominant flavor. I would like to thank Kent for allowing me to do this review. Definitely a cigar that I would...Read More
Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Norteno Belicoso FinoMay, 202089
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brian (ninfiction)
Thank you to Kent 05Venturer for providing the the cigar for this critique.

I don't reach for Drew Estate as often as I did prior to the Swisher purchase but maybe I should revisit them. This c...Read More
AVO LE 05 2017 (Lost Edition)May, 202079
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: arrow34
A great cigar, initially a bit of a strange burn. But settled out.  Overall a great cigar, but the flavor profile was not my cup of tea.  I expected a bit more out of AVO LE maybe,...Read More
Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Norteno Belicoso FinoMay, 202089
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Barry (benchjockey)
While I enjoyed the transition of flavors during the first two thirds, my main criticism of this cigar is the diminishing of flavors and their intensity in the final third. I would still like to smoke...Read More
AVO LE 05 2017 (Lost Edition)May, 202078
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brlesq
I want to thank the critique sponsor, Privada Cigar Club, for the opportunity to try this cigar. Total smoke time was 1 hr, 25 minutes.

For me, this cigar was a bit of a disappointment despite ...Read More
Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Norteno Belicoso FinoMay, 202085
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Adam (BewareDaPenguin)
Thanks again to Kent and Geeks for the chance to smoke this stick and give it my opinion. I guess I'd say overall it was a solid stick, a little bit stronger then expected but not overpowering by any ...Read More
AVO LE 05 2017 (Lost Edition)May, 202087
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Joe McDowell, aka MacMac (MacMac)
The flavor progressed to an earthy flavor with a hint of minerals. The leathery hint remained in the flavor through most of the smoking of the cigar.  The palette was left with a bready, dry...Read More
Plasencia Alma del Fuego FlamaApril, 202097
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Murphy223
First, I’d like to that Nirab for allowing me to participate and provide this cigar. It was a great little albeit quick smoke.  

Nicely constructed, great look and feel with 3 bands ...Read More
Plasencia Alma del Fuego FlamaApril, 202093
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Kent (05Venturer)
This is one the better "new to me" cigars in recent history. I usually struggle a bit with draw on these smaller ring gauge cigars but that was not the case with this one. Big thanks to Brian (nirab) ...Read More
Plasencia Alma del Fuego FlamaApril, 202091
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Neal (ntanner)
Overall a very good cigar. A well-constructed stick with a great flavor profile and good burn characteristics. Really enjoyed this one and will have to keep a few around in the future.

Thanks ...Read More
Plasencia Alma del Fuego FlamaApril, 202091
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Michael Preston (StogieDad)
Thanks for having me on this one.  I had seen good things on the newer Plasencia lines and in my book, this one is worth the hype.  At a $17 MSRP they are a premium stick, and I th...Read More
Plasencia Alma del Fuego FlamaApril, 202093
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Byron (Beegerply)
To me this was a very good smoke. I liked it from start to finish. I enjoyed the way it went back and forth with the different flavors. I also like this style and or size of this cigar. Would I recomm...Read More
HVC Serie A Canones Double RobustoMarch, 202090
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Don Miller (DonM)
Overall, this was a very good cigar and enjoyable.  In the 2/3 point the flavors really kicked in and mixed well with some complexity. It was the best part of the cigar in my opinion. &...Read More
HVC Serie A Canones Double RobustoMarch, 202092
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Barry (benchjockey)
I have smoked a number of the HVC blends and enjoyed them all. This was no exception. If this wasn’t an overly complex stick, the flavor was right in my wheelhouse.

For me this was a medium str...Read More
HVC Serie A Canones Double RobustoMarch, 202091
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: junglepete
This was a good cigar and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I liked the slow building of flavors and intensity. I thought the flavor and strength remained in good balance throughout the entire smoke. I will k...Read More
HVC Serie A Canones Double RobustoMarch, 202093
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Kman (Kman)
First, I’d like to that Michael for providing this fantastic cigar. The construction and burn of the cigar were nearly flawless with a beautiful look and performance. The cigar was nicely complex with...Read More
HVC Serie A Canones Double RobustoMarch, 202088
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brian (bstessl)
Thanks to Stogiedad for sponsoring this month!  Overall this was a pretty enjoyable smoke that performed well.  Although I'm not going to be nubbing this one out, I would definitel...Read More
Oscar Valladares Wild Hunter NaturalFebruary, 202085
CG Rating
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Neal (ntanner)
A good cigar over all. A nice slow burn and good smoke production with a decent flavor profile. The strength never got above a medium in my opinion but it was on the upper end of medium. Although this...Read More
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