Drew Estate - Tabak Especial Negra Robusto
Having loved the Tabak Especial Dulce, I wanted to love this one too, but it's much darker. The vanilla sweetness of the dulce is gone here, and replaced with a darker cigar. It's a good cigar all the same and an easy intro to maduro cigars.
Drew Estate - Tabak Especial Dulce Toro
I've tried over 100 different cigars over the years. This is my all-time favorite "flavoured" cigar. It's not too far removed from a natural, but it is sweetened. Light, smooth, coffee infused, with vanilla and mocha notes. Pairs perfectly with a coffee, latte, or espresso.
Drew Estate - Larutan Juicy Lucy
Short Burst of Flavour
Very small cigars that will last maybe 30mins. These are basically a miniature of the Larutan Dirt. Very sweet, with spices and a mélange of cigar with oriental and perique. Tastes almost licorice-sweet. Very hard to describe, but very unique.
Drew Estate - Isla del Sol Sun Grown Robusto
Light and Sweet
Great budget stick. Probably my favorite budget cigars. It's stick a good quality, but very approachable with a sweet tip. Great for sharing too. Notes of chocolate, caramel, and latte. In a sense it's kind of like a budget less refined Tabak Especial Dulce.
Drew Estate - Larutan Dirt
Very Unique Cigar
Firstly, it is a Drew Estate so I expected the blast of flavour. There is a cedar, vanilla, and spice to these. The "natural" aspect I believe is due to the use of pipe tobaccos (in contrast to their other cigars which use botanical oils, ground spices, etc kind of like toppings during curing). Flavours are created using Orientals, Virginias, Perique, etc. The sugar tip on some will throw people off, but the Larutan series does have some non-sugar tipped ones such as the Root.
Missouri Meerschaum - The Dwarf Cobbit
I love this pipe. It works and it's fun and easy. I put metal screens in my cobs to keep gunk out of the bottom.
Ashton - Guilty Pleasure 50g
Love this one
This is my favorite Ashton blend. I enjoy mild blends and this in my Top 10.
Cult - Blood Red Moon 50g
Dark Forest Cherry
Very reminiscent of dark forest trifle cherry cake I've had. Richest of the cherry blends I've tried. Wish I could find a similar vanilla-cherry.
CAO - Cherrybomb 50g
As a cigar smoker I enjoyed this, but many pipe smokers don't. I think is better & smoother than Capt Black Cherry, but not as rich as Cult Blood Red Moon. It's similar but on not quite on par with C&D Cherry.
CAO - Eileen's Dream 50g
Cigar and Pipe Smoker
CAO is a familiar name in cigars. Eileens Dream is wonderfully light and creamy. I found in cigar form the heaviness of a cigar overpowered the light notes, but in a pipe it really shines. This is consistently in my top 5 pipe tobaccos of the 50+ blends I've tried and I've bought this many times.
CAO - Moontrance 50g
As a cigar smoker
As a cigar smoker trying pipes for the first time, this brand helped me out as a familiar name in cigars. Moontrance is a great cigar, but doesn't really translate too well over to pipes. CAO Eileens Dream however was the opposite, I love it as a pipe but thought it was only ok in cigar format. I would recommend Ashton Guilty Pleasure or Rainy Day for what I was hoping Moontrance could've been.