St. Bruno - Flake 1.75oz
My personal favorite!
This is my personal favorite. It's a perfectly balanced flake. The dark fired smokiness and the grassy, hay like note from the virginia make a wonderful combination. Try it with a glass of lemonade and you've got a great spring/summer smoke combo. A year-round smoke for me though. Just perfect for any season.
Warped - Saint Espresso 2oz
LOVE this. Buying more for sure
I started out smoking aromatics, then ventured on to non-aro's as most probably do. But I saw this and had to try. It did NOT disappoint. I will be buying more of this. It's more tobacco forward, but that creamy note hits the spot. It's subtle for me, which is actually good, doesn't taste artificial in any way. Grab a tin next time it's available. You won't regret it!
Joya de Nicaragua - Cuatro Cinco Reserva Especial Petit Corona
I've had one of these in my humidor for a year and a half. Decided to break it out and give it a smoke. Notes of earth and leather for sure with some cocoa in there as well. Not my typical preference, but I really enjoyed it! I typically smoke mild-medium bodied cigars with more coffee, creamy, or floral hints, and this still hits that even though it's a sure nicaraguan profile with the subtle spice throughout. Give it a try! I may buy a box of these for the days I'm craving something darker, earthier and full-bodied but still elegant. Affordability is a huge plus too!
Rocky Patel - Vintage 2006 San Andreas Robusto
Will definitely be getting more of these. Creamy, chocolatey, but also earthy. Really enjoyed this one! Definitely recommend!
Dapper - Desvalido Robusto
Had a few of these after seeing it on the mystery review a while back. Like I've said, I've had a few and they are one of my favorites. Definitely creamy, but also some nuttiness, and even a tiny hint of cedar. Such a great cigar. Hopefully will get a box one of these days!
Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust - StillWell Star Aromatic No. 1
I really love this cigar. Just finished smoking it, and it is very light, yet smooth and creamy. I even got a very, very light note of coffee around the middle of the cigar, maybe from the binder or filler accenting the burley or cavendish. Very well constructed, smokes perfectly. Great cigar for a pipe smoker who enjoys the occasional cigar. Sweetened tip also went well with this one - a little too sweet for my liking, but not bat at all! Room note very pleasant for a cigar. Will definitely get more of this one, if not an entire box!
Peterson - Connoisseur's Choice 50g
Favorite Aromatic So Far!
Started out pipe smoking on aromatics, then made my way over to different english blends, va blends, burleys, va pers, etc. Wanted to give aromatics another try as I've gotten more experienced. This is a great aromatic - great room note, tin note is wonderful, and the virginia comes through really well when smoking. At this point it's not only my favorite Peterson aromatic I've tried, but my favorite aromatic in general. Will probably get another tin of it to let age for a while! Definitely recommend!
Lighters - Peterson Pipe Lighter Brown
This is my first lighter that is not just a standard cheap bic lighter or something. Super sturdy, very well made, and makes a great flame. Love the fact you can adjust the flame intensity on the bottom, too. Didn't come with any butane fuel in it, but I bought a can at Home Depot for 5 bucks and it should last a while. All in all, great lighter - no complaints here! Definitely recommend!
Two Friends - Heritage 2oz
Tin note is very pleasing. First experience smoking this blend was what I was hoping for - a smoke on the lighter side with a pleasing aroma. Changed about midway through the bowl where I got a little more sweetness. Overall not a very strong blend in body or flavor, but this could be a great all day smoke. Might not be everyones cup of tea, but I loved it.