November 28, 2015

Room 101 Johnny Tobacconaut Ranflactic (5 1/2 x 30 x 50 x 19)

Video review HERE.

Matt Booth of Room 101 Cigars unveiled a new cigar at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show called “Johnny Tobacconaut”. The cigar carries a theme of “intergalatic funk”and marks the second Nicaraguan puro being released in the Room 101 portfolio.

The cigar is a limited production cigar with a total of 3,500 boxes (70,000 cigars) produced. 

Room 101 describes the cigar like this:

One small puff for man, one giant cascade of flavor for mankind is what our dear friend and comrade in arms Johnny Tobacconaut seeks to deliver unto you. We escape the day-to-day ether we know so well in search of intergalactic adventure with our latest offering hailing from the Room101 family. Unsheathe this smoke wagon of funkadelic flavor and afford yourself a micro escape from your day. The mini vacation you are about to embark upon, should you choose to accept it, will bring you one step closer to becoming that gentleman or gentle-lady of leisure we all know is within you.

Elevate and emancipate in a cloud of delicious smoke, mined and procured from the depths of the seventh planet from the sun. Johnny Tobacconaut is passing you the torch.

Blend Profile

Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Vitolas Available

Featuring the similar artesian style figural shapes found in other sizes of the Room 101 portfolio:

Fileroid: 4 1/2 x 52 x 45
Ranflactic: 5 1/2 x 30 x 50 x 19 (REVIEWED TODAY)
Chingonova: 8 x 60 x 44

This is a blind review. This is the only cigar I have and have sampled no others prior to doing this review. The cigar is beautiful to look at. Here is a shot of the foot.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were orange citrus, boysenberry,  black coffee and a lot of black pepper rated at an 8 1/2.

About one inch in the orange citrus is gone. The boysenberry notes are still there and now there is a lot of white chocolate attached to them. There is black coffee at the base. The black pepper remains very good. The finish is sweet cream with some boysenberry notes. The lingering black pepper is very good. The cigar is medium bodied at this point.

1 1/2 inches in and there are more changes. There is now butter and brown sugar mixing into the front end flavors. The finish has a little toastiness now. Other than that everything else is about the same.

Approaching the midpoint I am a little surprised at the quick burn time. The boysenberry notes are faint and the white chocolate notes and brown sugar notes, along with the butter are rising to the top. I still get the boysenberry notes on the finish along with sweet cream and some buttery notes. The lingering black pepper remains very good. The cigar is medium to full bodied now.

Going into the final third the boysenberry notes are there just enough to give their funky flavor but the coffee notes have really come out. The white chocolate is still around. Nothing else has changed.

As the cigar wound down I lost some of the flavor notes. The boysenberry notes just about totally disappeared. Overall the cigar is still very good but the flavors made a marked decrease. I enjoyed the various flavors and this is a cigar well worth trying. I was on track to give this cigar a 93+ rating until the downturn in the final third. To be honest, some of the past Room 101 cigars were a bit more enjoyable but I would still buy this one again.

To try these cigars for yourself you can purchase them HERE.

Score: 92

November 27, 2015

Vudu Dark Robusto (4 3/4 x 50)

Video review HERE.

VUDU Dark is what happens when Jesus Fuego's master blending mojo is in full effect...he's conjured up rich, dark and delicious flavors from a mix of potent Nicaraguan tobaccos, and finished them off with a naturally deep, deep brown, sun grown Pennsylvania wrapper that glistens with oil. Full bodied, full flavored - this Vudu Dark is one that enchants the taste buds. Available in four sizes, and packed in a refillable vacuum seal humidor jar with included Boveda pack. 

The cigar has a slighly oily wrapper and feels very dense in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were earthy coffee, milk chocolate, sweet cream, and black pepper rated at an 8. The pepper is lingering very nicely on the finish and palate. The finish is one of a sweet cream with some dry nuts. I really like the lingering black pepper. This cigar is touted as a full bodied cigar and I sort of get that feeling right away.

About one inch in there is some subtle sweet cedar to go along with the other flavors. The earthy coffee reminds me of an Ethiopian coffee. The sweeter flavors are secondary at this point. I will go ahead and say the cigar is full bodied. Even at this early stage it appears to be full bodied. The Vudu Dark seems to be the type that would be a good after dinner cigar.

At the midpoint the mild chocolate notes are really coming out and they are ahead of the coffee notes. The lingering black pepper continues to be very good on the finish.

The cigar ended a little earlier than I expected. The flavors at the end included a little dry cedar along with the other stated flavors. The cigar did not do a lot of changing. This was a good dark noted cigar that I believe would make a good after dinner cigar. The lingering black pepper was very impressive. The cigar ended full bodied. You can try these cigars by going HERE.

Score: 89

November 22, 2015

Foundation Cigar Company El Gueguense Robusto (5 1/2 x 50)

The name is pronounced way-when-say. The blend is 100% Aganorsa grown Nicaraguan tobacco.

This cigar comes from Nicholas Melillo, the former chief blender of Drew Estate responsible for Liga Privada, Nica Rustica, Undercrown, and manymore. For his debut brand and blend he turned to the folks at Casa Fernandez and their factory, TABSA in Esteli with its vast supply of Aganorsa tobaccos. This cigar is a tribute to Nicaragua and is personified by the branding of the El Gueguense which is a folk dance originating in the country during the Conquistador era.

Wrapper: Corojo '99 Jalapa
binder: Corojo "99 Jalapa
Filler: Corojo '99 and Criollo '98 from Jalapa and Esteli

Available sizes:
Corona Gorda 5 5/8 x 46
Robusto 5 1/2 x 50 (REVIEWED TODAY)
Churchill 7 x 48
Torpedo 6 1/4 x 52
Toro Huaco 6 x 56

Available in boxes of 25.
MSRP: $9 - $13 each

The cigar is well made and a medium to dark brown in color. Here is a shot of the foot.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were sweet cedar and licorice. A little odd for a Nicaraguan cigar but nice flavors nonetheless. There were light coffee notes at the base and white pepper rated at a 7 1/2.

About 3/4 to an inch in the flavors changed somewhat. The licorice flavors morphed into a brown sugar to combine with a very sweet cedar. There were roasted nuts and a vegetable-type flavor; very odd flavor. There continued to be light coffee notes at the base. The finish was one of roasted nuts and sweet cream with some lingering pepper. The cigar is medium bodied.

At the midpoint the flavors are intensifying. The sweet cedar, roasted nuts, brown sugar, coffee, and yes, the vegetable-type flavors have all increased and are somewhat even in strength. The cigar is very sweet so the vegetable flavors do not take away from the enjoyment but they are quite different. I wonder if they are a product of the Aganorsa tobacco.

The cigar did not change to the end. The intense sweetness reminds me of a cake icing. It is that sweet. But, the vegetable flavors are quite odd and to me they do not enhance the flavors. I was not a huge fan of that flavor. The cigar is very good, however, and well worthy of anyone trying it. Once you do let me know what you thought of that vegetable type flavor that I described.

Score: 92

November 21, 2015

Arandoza Cigars Defcon Toro (6 x 50)

Video review HERE.

Arandoza Cigars debuted Defcon at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans, LA. Wrapped with a dark Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, Defcon features a bold Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos. This full-bodied full-flavored cigar is the first time Arandoza Cigars has introduced a broadleaf cigar into their arsenal. 

The Arandoza Defcon comes in three vitolas. 
Toro (6 x 50) (REVIEWED TODAY)
Super Toro (6-1/2 x 54) 
Super Robusto (5-1/2 x 60) 

The Arandoza Defcon is produced at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. They will be offered in boxes of 10 and prices range is $ 9.80 - $11.00 per cigar. 

Wrapper: Connecticut broadleaf 
Binder: Nicaraguan 
Filler: Nicaraguan

The cigar is very dark as you would expect from a Connecticut broadleaf. It has a dense, dry look to the wrapper. Here is a shot of the foot.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were very quick to develop; sweet orange citrus, cream, leather, and black coffee. the orange citrus and cream remind me of a creamsicle. The black pepper is rated at an 8. You get those flavors almost immediately.

Around one inch in the burn is a little uneven. The cream has more of a taste of dry cocoa now which combines nicely with the tangy, sweet orange citrus. The leather is very prominent and the black coffee is the base. The black pepper lingers nicely on the finish which is one of a toasted cream and it is very thick. The cigar is medium to full bodied or even full bodied at this early stage.

Approaching the midpoint the burn has very much improved. The flavors are about like I previously described but they are all more intense. At times the sweet citrus flavor is so tangy and high pitched you get a taste of green apple added. The cigar is definitely full bodied. The black pepper is also elevated. The lingering black pepper on the finish is very much elevated.

Just past the midpoint there is now brown sugar which has replaced the dry cocoa. The leather notes are mellowed out and are not oppressive. The addition of the brown sugar adds some nice sweetness to the cigar.

The pepper continued to improve. There were flashes of dry cedar in the final third. The leather and coffee combined to make a nice base. They were even in intensity. Again, the black pepper was great in this cigar. I enjoyed it from start to finish. It is very full bodied for an Arandoza cigar. You should look for these at your local shop and if you don't see them ask for them. They are very good cigars.

Score: 93

November 19, 2015


New cigar is the first-ever line extension to the Crowned Heads "Four Kicks" brand

EASTON, PA – How many cigars have you smoked that were inspired by the lyrics of a song? If you've smoked some of the selections from Crowned Heads Cigars, chances are you already have. Now, Famous Smoke Shop, the leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, specializing in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices, is introducing a new exclusive edition from Crowned Heads: "Black Belt Buckle" cigars – the first-ever line extension to the bestselling Four Kicks cigars edition.

"Black Belt Buckle" cigars have the same Nicaraguan long filler & binder tobaccos found in the original Four Kicks blend (rated an "Outstanding" '91' by Cigar Aficionado), finished in a rich-tasting Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper. The result is a medium-bodied smoke that exhibits the balance, complexity, and "Cubanesque" flavor profile of the original Four Kicks Habano wrapper recipe, augmented by the sweeter nuances found in prime Connecticut Broadleaf.

"Having the opportunity to play upon the original binder-filler with a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper has always been in the back of my mind, and soon, it will be a tangible product that will be enjoyed by cigar enthusiasts around the globe," said Crowned Heads Cigars president, Jon Huber.

Four Kicks "Black Belt Buckle" was made in a very limited production of only 10,000 cigars. The release will consist of 1,000 boxes, each with 10 cigars presented in the classic shape - Corona Gorda (5 5/8" x 46)

The cigars will have an across-the-board MSRP of $7.96/cigar, and are expected to arrive in-store on December 3, with preorder sales starting Thursday, November 19.

Oh, about those song lyrics that provided the inspiration for the name. . .

Huff men don’t take no nonsense /

He’s here to rectify /

He’s got his black belt buckle /

And the red man's fire in his eyes.

- "Four Kicks" (Kings of Leon)

“The Four Kicks brand will always hold a very special place in my heart, as it was the first release under the Crowned Heads umbrella," added Mr. Huber. "We're also very excited to be able to team up with Famous Smoke Shop and bring Four Kicks 'Black Belt Buckle' to the marketplace."

More information may be found by clicking here.

About Famous Smoke Shop Famous Smoke Shop is the nation’s #1 discount retailer of premium cigars online, offering one of the largest selections of handmade cigars, machine-made cigars, cigar humidors and accessories. Famous offers the web’s lowest prices on a wide selection of cigar brands including Acid, Davidoff, Macanudo, Romeo y Julieta, Ashton, Padron, Oliva and Perdomo cigars, and many more. Famous offers their customers the best prices on all premium cigars as well as friendly and knowledgeable customer service.

November 18, 2015

Scandinavian Tobacco Group Appoints New President for General Cigar and EVP for Handmade Cigars Globally

Scandinavian Tobacco Group sets new management for its handmade cigar business.
Regis Broersma becomes new President of General Cigar Company which is a leader in the US
market for handmade and premium cigars. He succeeds Dan Carr who has stepped down and
leaves the Group.

Regis Broersma (38) is Dutch born and has a comprehensive, international background in sales,
marketing and general management. Regis Broersma has worked in the Netherlands, the
Czech Republic, Denmark, the UK and the US. Currently, he is Managing Director of STG Germany.
Regis Broersma has worked in the cigar industry since 2002 and has a great passion for

In addition, Scandinavian Tobacco Group assigns the responsibility of its entire global handmade
cigar businesses to an Executive Vice President. Craig Reynolds assumes this responsibility
which includes General Cigar, its international business and Cigars International which is a
leading online retailer in the US. Craig Reynolds continues as President for Cigars International.
Niels Frederiksen, CEO of Scandinavian Tobacco Group, says:
“I am happy to announce Regis Broersma being new President of General Cigar. Regis has the
experience and the innovative approach needed to continue the impressive development of
General Cigar together with its management team.

Our handmade cigar business accounts for 25% of our net sales and is a growth engine of our
business. We want to reinforce this development by adding executive management capacity
for the entire handmade business globally.”

General Cigar holds a leading market position and has a strong offering in the US market for
handmade and premium cigars. Cigars International has built a leading position as an online
retailer and a direct marketer in the premium cigars and pipe tobacco segment.
General Cigar and Cigars International continue to be run as two separate, stand-alone

November 17, 2015

Immortal Robusto (5 x 54)

(due to getting as many reviews in before the end of the year there will be no video review today)

Famous has just released a new cigar line in collaboration with the esteemed Plasencia cigar company.

Immortal cigars utilize a heavy hitting blend consisting of a complex mixture of all Nicaraguan tobaccos, from its mix of longfiller tobaccos, binder, and habano wrapper. But perhaps the real story lays in its utilization of all Ligero tobaccos in its core. The result of this blend is a full strength cigar with complex flavors, with a rich and slightly spicy flavor to round out a customer’s smoke. Already hailed as a home run under the Immortal name, it seems as if this cigar will soon take the industry by storm.

“Wow, is this ever a flavor bomb,” exclaimed Famous Smoke Shop editor and cigar reviewer Tommy Zarzecki. “I mean, I’ve smoked strong cigars in the past, but this one is close to taking the cake. The utilization of all ligero tobaccos is something that is rarely done in this industry because it’s typically so heavy. But the blender was able to find tobaccos from all over Nicaragua, more specifically the three main regions of Esteli, and the Condega and Jalapa Valleys, and combined them in a way where you get a strong cigar while allowing a true tobacco flavor shine through. It’s complex, it’s flavorful, and it’s strong. In my book, that’s the perfect recipe for a cigar that offers pure relaxation after a full meal or at the end of the day to help unwind.” Immortal cigars are available in four sizes – a 7 x 50 Churchill, a 6 x 60 Magnum, a 6 x 52 Toro, and a 5 x 54 Robusto. With Famous’ full box discount pricing, customers can enjoy this new offering with individual retail prices which range from $2.60 to $3.12 per cigar.

Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper Color: Natural
Wrapper Origin: Nicaraguan
Wrapper Leaf: Habano

The Immortal looks great and has a nice oily wrapper. The band is all gold foil and the name is a little hard to read but in the right light you can see it. The cigar has a nice feel in the hand; nice density.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were sweet, tangy orange citrus, brown sugar and a lot of pecan notes with light black coffee at the base.  The pepper appeared to be a white pepper rated at a 7 1/2.

A little over an inch in and the flavors are about like they started but now there is a touch of sweet white chocolate toning down the orange citrus. It mellows out the tangy notes a touch but adds a lot of sweetness. The finish is a nutty sweet cream with some lingering white pepper. The pepper is very good in this cigar. I call it a white pepper because it is not as potent and bold as black pepper but it is still very good. I would call the cigar medium bodied at this point. The cigar is burning very evenly.

2+ inches in the sweet citrus has another sharper flavor which reminds me of strawberry. The brown sugar and black coffee are still going strong. The pecans are becoming somewhat subtle but they still add a nice flavor to the overall mix. The white chocolate is also somewhat subtle but it still acts as a force to mellow out the sharp sweet citrus and strawberry-type flavors. The pecans are very noticeable and to be honest, very nice. I would call the cigar medium to full bodied at this point.

The cigar continued along the same path until the end. It had a nice burn time too. The only noticeable change was the steady decline in the white chocolate notes. They pretty much went away and became overwhelmed by the other sweet notes; citrus, strawberry, and brown sugar. The pepper remained very good and at times tasted more like a black pepper. The pecan notes remained subtle but still very noticeable and nice. The coffee made a nice base to keep everything balanced. The finish remained unchanged in flavor but the pepper steadily got better. The cigar ended at medium to full bodied.

I found this to be a very good cigar. I really liked the sweet notes. This is a cigar that could be enjoyed any time of day. The Plasencia factory did a great job on this cigar.

Score: 92

Famous Smoke Shop Announces the Release of the New Alec Bradley 1600 and 1633 Cigars on Sale Now

Easton, PA -- Famous Smoke Shop is a leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars. The company specializes in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices. As part of their continued commitment to excellence and serving those who enjoy fine cigars, Famous has just announced the release of the new Alec Bradley 1633 which is now available for sale exclusively through their online store
The Alec Bradley 1633 is one of two cigars released under this new line of cigars. The 1633 in the name pays tribute to year when the first tobacco plant is believed to have been grown in Connecticut, which is the state in which this cigar’s wrapper originates. Under the leadership of Nestor Plasencia, these cigars are rolled and carefully inspected to ensure each cigar enjoyed is consistent and of the highest quality from one to the next, before being boxed up and shipped to Famous Smoke Shop’s massive warehouse in Easton, Pennsylvania where their company is located..

The blend on the Alec Bradley 1633 is complex and very involved. As stated previously, this cigar features a smooth Connecticut wrapper, providing subtle nuances of savory flavors and aroma. The core intensifies the flavor with a Costa Rican binder and longfillers from Panama, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Although it looks light and mild, this offering is a rich and creamy medium bodied cigar that is sure to strike a chord with anyone who likes mild bodied cigars yet wants to try something more daring, or the true medium bodied fan who enjoys palate pleasing full-on flavor.

Famous Smoke Shop and Cigar Advisor Copywriter and Cigar Reviewer Jonathan Detore was able to try the 1633 before it hit the shelves, in order to provide a more in depth review of what those who buy a box of their own should expect. He says of the cigar “The Alec Bradley 1633 has a great balance of smooth and rough, if that makes any sense. It’s got a smooth, cool draw, but hits you with some slight spice and strength. This is a perfect example of when to not judge a book by its cover. It looks mild because of the Connecticut wrapper, which is stereotypical for mild cigars. However, by bringing in heavy tobaccos from Nicaragua along with the sweet Honduran longfiller, you are left with a medium bodied well-rounded smoke.”

Alec Bradley 1633 Cigars are available in four sizes – a 7 x 50 Churchill, a 6 x 60 Gordo, and a 6 x 52 Toro, and a 5 x 50 Robusto. With Famous’ full box discount pricing, customers can enjoy this new offering in boxes of 20, with individual retail prices ranging from $5.91 to $7.41 per cigar. People interested in learning more about Alec Bradley 1633 cigars or Famous Smoke Shop should visit or call 800-564-2486.

EASTON, PA – "We have one goal: to give you, the cigar smoker, an unforgettable experience," says Alec Bradley Cigars president, Alan Rubin.  The company behind such critically-acclaimed cigars as Tempus, Prensado, and Black Market, Alec Bradley Cigars has just released the 1600 Brazilian "First Crop" selection, which will be sold exclusively by Famous Smoke Shop, the leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, specializing in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices. The new edition's numerical moniker represents the year 1600, when tobacco was first grown in Brazil, and each Alec Bradley 1600 Brazilian cigar boasts a dark brown Brazilian Habano wrapper from a rare "first crop" harvest that lends an outstanding piquancy to the flavor and aroma. 

The core blend consists of Nicaraguan long-filler tobaccos from Estelí and Jalapa, Honduran Jamastrán, plus a Costa Rican binder. The result is a well-balanced, full-bodied smoke that reveals layers of earthiness, sweet wood, and a subtle spiciness. 

Alec Bradley 1600 Brazilian "First Crop" cigars are presented in boxes of 20 in the following popular sizes:
Churchill (7" x 50)
Gordo (6" x 60)
Toro (6" x 52)
Robusto (5" x 50)

Suggested retail prices range from $118.20 to $148.20 per box, but Famous prices will reflect a measurable discount, and each size will also be available in both 5-packs and as single cigars.
"We're especially pleased to partner with Alec Bradley for this new selection by including it in our ever-expanding portfolio of high-quality house brands," said Famous marketing director, John Lamberti. "Cigar smokers drawn to dark, full-flavored cigars will find the Alec Bradley 1600 Brazilian selection extremely enjoyable as a solid afternoon or after-dinner smoke."

Alec Bradley 1600 Brazilian "First Crop" Blend Information:
Wrapper: Brazilian Habano
Binder: Costa Rica
Filler: Nicaraguan Estelí, Nicaraguan Jalapa, Honduran Jamastrán

For more information and pricing on Alec Bradley 1600 Brazilian "First Crop" cigars, visit Famous Smoke Shop. 

November 14, 2015

La Mission du L’Atelier 2009 (6 1/2 x 56)

Video review HERE.

This cigar was provided by Russ Burleson of the Lake Murray Cigar Club.

(Portions of description take from website)
The name La Mission comes pays homage to a French winery called Château La Mission Haut-Brion. This winery is located in the Pessac-Léognan region – located just southeast of Bordeaux. This winery is known for producing some very full-bodied cigars and the La Mission line is intended to be fuller offering by L’Atelier Imports.

It is perhaps the vitola names that are most interesting.  La Mission du L’Atelier is being launched in three sizes, each named for a vintage year when the Château La Mission Haut-Brion wine received a 100 point designation by Robert Parker. Parker is well known in the wine industry for his “Parker Points” – an assessment scale of various wines. The 100 point rating is the highest ranking on this scale and a wine with this rating is considered “extraordinary”.  Château La Mission Haut-Brion has earned this honor seven times. The three sizes being released are named for the years 1959, 1989, and 2009 when the winery received this honor. Vitolas are planned in the future for La Mission du La’Atelier with the names 1955, 1982, 2000, and 2005 – the other four times the winery earned this honor.

As with all L’Atelier branded cigars, the blend contains Sancti Spiritus tobacco:

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (My Father SA)

Vitolas Available

La Mission du La’Atelier is being launched in three sizes. Each will be a box-pressed cigar with a pig-tail cap. The cigars are packaged in 18 count boxes.

1959: 4 3/4 x 52 (SRP $8.00)
1989: 5 5/8 x 54 (SRP $9.00)
2009: 6 1/2 x 56 (SRP $10.00) (REVIEWED TODAY)

The cigar is a little light in the hand. The cap is finished with a pigtail.

Here is a shot of the foot.

The wrapper is very dark. The cigar has a slight oily wrapper. The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were dark, semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, boysenberry, and some butter. There was black pepper rated at an 8. You get these flavors at about the 1/4-1/2" point.

About 1 1/2 inches in there have not been much change. The boysenberry notes have a little more butter in them and there is some light cream also. The coffee is almost an espresso. The dark chocolate note are still impressive. The cigar is medium to full bodied. It looks like it would be a very full bodied cigar but at this point it is not. The finish is a toasted cream with some butter and a little lingering black pepper.

At the midpoint I noticed that the cigar is feeling soft. It may be under filled. The boysenberry notes are very subtle. The cream notes are still there with the light butter but they pail in comparison to the heavy coffee notes and the secondary dark chocolate. This is a dark noted cigar with a somewhat subtle sweetness. The black coffee is the lead flavor, followed by the dark chocolate and then any sweeter flavors.

As the cigar wound down I noticed that the dark chocolate notes really came out in the final third and I also had some sweet, dry cedar notes. The cigar ended at medium to full bodied. I continued to notice the cigar was soft. The cigar continued with very dark notes. I found the flavors to be very good and although it appears to be a full bodied cigar it fell just short of that point. The finish was unchanged. This was a good dark noted cigar.

Score: 91