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Opus X

Both the longest and biggest ring gauge cigars ever seen or reviewed by CigarCzars.


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Review of Cuban Cohiba Cigar

Since Cuban cigars can no longer be legally brought into the United States, the authenticity of these cigars is always a concern. No brand is counterfeited more than Cohiba, so is the Edicion Limitada 2014 being reviewed by us real or fake?... Read more!

Review of Cigarillos

Cigarillos are small cigars that can offer enjoyable tobacco flavors in a short amount of time, and are a great alternative for outdoor cigar smokers during cold winter months... Read more!

Review of CAO Vision Cigar

The new CAO Vision cigar is not the same cigar released in 2007. The new 2020 blend features a Cameroon wrapper, Ecuadorian Sumatra binder, and Nicaraguan Habanos filler tobaccos... Read more!

Review of Partagas Decadas 2020

Partagas Limited Reserve Decadas 2020 cigars are made with Cameroon wrappers that have been aged for more than 10 years. The filler leaves are from... Read more!

Diesel Sherry Cask Holiday Cigar

Review of Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask Blend for 2020 Holiday, a barber-pole cigar blended by AJ Fernandez... Read more!

Rocky Patel Vintage 2006 Cigar

Review of Rocky Patel Vintage 2006 San Andreas cigar, made with a Mexican San Andres wrapper, Connecticut Broadleaf binder, and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua... Read more!

Review of San Lotano the Bull

San Lotano The Bull is another excellent cigar from AJ Fernandez. It is made with Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos, and an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper... Read more!

Cigar Whiskey Glasses

Cigar Whiskey Glasses can be good gifts for cigar smokers, but they are not necessarily items that cigar smokers would buy for themselves... Read more!

How to Smoke Two Cigars

Watch this vintage video of how to smoke two cigars at the same time.

Review of Illusione Cigares Privé

This cigar is an Illusione Cigares Privé Lancero special blend. Cigares Privé simply means Private Cigars... Read more!

Review of Diesel Esteli Puro Cigar

Diesel Esteli Puro cigars are blended by AJ Fernandez and made in Nicaragua with tobaccos from AJ's farms in Esteli.... Read more!

Opus X Challenge - GRAND FINALE!

During the last couple of months, cigar expert Dr. Mitch Fadem has been reviewing and comparing a selection of premium cigars to the venerable Opus X by Arturo Fuente. The verdict is now in... Read more!

Review of CAO Bones Cigar

Available in August 2020, the new CAO Bones cigar is made in Nicaragua with Nicaraguan, Honduran and Dominican filler tobaccos, a Connecticut Shade binder, and a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper... Read more!

Review of CAO Pilon Cigar

Introduced in 2015, the CAO Pilon cigar was named Cigar of the Year by the French cigar magazine L’Amateur de Cigare in July 2020. The cigar gets its name from an old-world Cuban method of tobacco fermentation, which was used to process the cigar's Habano Ecuadorian wrapper... Read more!

Review of an Eiroa Cigar

The 5th cigar in our Opus X challenge is Eiroa The First 20 Years Diadema. This is one of Christian Eiroa’s creations... Read more!

Review of Padron 1964 Cigar

The 4th cigar in Dr. Mitch Fadem's Opus X challenge is the Padron 1964 Anniversary Maduro No. 4. This is a good one for the challenge. Introduced in 1994, it was to mark Padron’s 30 years in the industry... Read more!

Review of Zino and Padilla Cigars

Next up in Dr. Mitch Fadem's Opus X Challenge are the Zino Platinum Scepter Chubby and the Padilla Top Secret Poetica cigars... Read more!

Review of Serino Anniversary Cigar

Cigar No. 1 in Dr. Mitch Fadem's Opus X Challenge is the Serino 20th Anniversary Royale Maduro XX Belicoso... Read more!

Opus X Challenge

Cigar expert Dr. Mitch Fadem is in the process of comparing a selection of premium cigars to the venerable Opus X by Arturo Fuente. Find out how the Opus X matches up against other lower price alternatives... Read more!

Last Cigar Dave Radio Show

Congrats to Cigar Dave on the final broadcast of his cigar radio show, after an amazing run of 25 years... Read more and listen to the show!

Review of RP Fresh Rolled Cigars

Cigars International has a series of cigars called Fresh-Rolled. Check out what Dr. Mitch Fadem has to say about their Rocky Patel Fresh-Rolled Corojo cigars... Read more!

Review of Privada Cigar Club

The Privada Cigar Club's Farm Rolled Program just received a very rare 5-star rating from Dr. Mitch Fadem... Read more!

San Cristobal Cigars

Tropical Storm Cristobal has come and gone, but San Cristobal cigars have been around since 2007... Read more @SmokeYourAshOff!

Review of Hoyo Epicure Cigars

Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Seleccion cigars are made in Honduras with proprietary Cuban seed wrapper, binder and filler tobaccos. The cigars began shipping to retailers last month... Read more!

PCA Trade Show Cancelled

The Premium Cigar Association has finally cancelled its 2020 convention and trade show in Las Vegas, due to COVID-19. The show was scheduled for July 10 to 14, 2020, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center. More info is available at

Review of Cohiba Royale Cigar

Review of Cohiba Royale super-premium cigar made in Honduras with a blend of aged tobaccos from Nicaragua and Honduras, a Dominican binder and a sun-grown Nicaraguan wrapper... Read more!

Review of Diesel Delirium Cigar

Diesel Delirium cigars were blended by AJ Fernandez and made in Nicaragua, with an Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper, a Connecticut Broadleaf binder and a blend of Nicaraguan filler tobaccos... Read more!

Review of Knuckle Buster Cigar

Punch Knuckle Buster cigars are made in Honduras with a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan Habano binder, and a blend of filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and Honduras. Starting on March 9, 2020, these suprisingly affordable cigars... Read more!

Review of Flor de Nino Cigar

Review of Marrero Flor de Nino box pressed torpedo cigar made in Costa Rica... Read more from Dr. Mitch Fadem!

LGC Black Maduro Cigar

Second opinion of my original 2016 review of the La Gloria Cubana Serie R Black Maduro cigar, this time in 2020 by Dr. Mitch Fadem... Read more!

Long Live the King Cigar

Review of Caldwell Long Live the King cigar, made with Dominican Corojo wrappers and binders, and filler tobaccos from Peru and Nicaragua.... Read more!

Review of Ted's Bourbon Cigar

Ted's Bourbon Cigars are seasoned with a just very modest amount of artificial flavoring, and are sold in glass tubes sealed with wax... Read more!

PCA Trade Show 2020

Four major cigar companies will not be attending the Premium Cigar Association's annual trade show this year in Las Vegas... Read more @SmokeYourAshOff!

Review of Marrero Tesoro Mio Cigar

Review of Marrero Tesoro Mio Barberpole cigar made with Ecuadorian Connecticut and Habano wrappers, Ecuadorian binder, and Peruvian, Dominican and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos... Read more from Dr. Mitch Fadem!

Review of Kristoff Vengeance Cigar

Vengeance cigars returned with a new blend a couple of years ago, and are currently made with a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper along with filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and... Read more!

Review of Marrero Fuerte Cigar

The Marrero Fuerte Box Pressed Gran Toro cigar is made in Costa Rica with an Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper and a blend of Costa Rican filler tobaccos... Read more from Dr. Mitch Fadem!

Review of Archetype Cigar

Archetype Strange Passage cigars from Ventura Cigar Company are made in Honduras with Ecuadorian Habano wrappers, Honduran Corojo binders, and an undisclosed multi-country blend of filler tobaccos... Read more!

Review of La Aroma de Cuba Cigar

Ashton's La Aroma de Cuba cigars have been around for a while, and were reviewed many times by various cigar journalists over the years. The current Nicaraguan version of the cigar... Read more!

Review of Django Cigar

The Upsetters Django is a flavor infused cigar from Foundation Cigar Company. The cigar is made with a Nicaraguan wrapper and binder, along with a blend of Jamaican and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos... Read more!

Review of Sobremesa Cigar

Dunbarton Sobremesa cigars are made in Nicaragua with an Ecaudorian Habano wrapper, Mexican binder, and a blend of Nicaraguan filler tobaccos along with a ligero Broadleaf from Pennsylvania... Read more!

Review of Back2Back Cigars

Back2Back Nicaragua cigars from Davidoff are Nicaraguan puros, made with the same blend as the original Room 101 Big Payback cigars developed by Matt Booth, before he left the company... Read more!

Review of Fume D'Amour Cigar

The Illusione Fume D'Amour Clementes was ranked the Number 3 cigar in world for 2014 by Cigar Aficionado. In addition, the Juniperos vitola was rated 91 in the November/December 2019 issue of the magazine... Read more!

Review of Grand Marnier Cigare

The Grand Marnier 652 is a torpedo shaped cigar that is seasoned with Grand Marnier Liqueur and sealed in a glass tube... Read more!

Review of CAO Orellana Cigars

CAO Orellana is a limited edition cigar that shipped to retailers on October 1, 2019. It is the fourth cigar released in CAO's Amazon series, and is available only in a Toro size... Read more!

Review of CAO Flathead V19 Cigar

CAO Flathead V19 cigars are made with tobaccos that have been fermented for a shorter period of time but aged longer, to create a bolder more powerful smoke without being unrefined... Read more!

Review of Hoyo Dark Sumatra Cigar

The new Hoyo La Amistad Dark Sumatra cigar is the result of a partnership between AJ Fernandez and General Cigar... Read more!

Review of LGC Spanish Press Cigar

Review of La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press cigar, made utilizing a process similar to the Spanish-press technique that was used in pre-embargo Cuba... Read more!

Review of Partagas Decadas Cigar

Review of Partagas Limited Reserve Decadas 2019, a super premium cigar featuring a Cameroon wrapper that has been aged for 10 years... Read more!

Macanudo Heritage Nuevo Cigar

Review of Macanudo Heritage Nuevo, a limited edition cigar that will be available in October 2019. It is not quite an alternate version of the popular Macanudo Cafe, but uses the same blend of Dominican and Mexican filler tobaccos... Read more!

Review of CAO Session Cigar

CAO Session cigars hit the market in July 2019. These cigars are made with a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Dominican binder, and a blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos... Read more!

Cigar Evacuation

When Hurricane Dorian set its sights on Florida, early forecasts had the entire state in the cone of uncertainty. It was time to grab a few cigars and get the hell out... Read more!

Connecticut Cigars for Summer

Review of Kafie 1901 Connecticut cigar, made in Honduras with tobaccos from four countries. A very good cigar for hot summer days... Read more!

Review Zino Platinum Stout Cigar

The Zino Platinum Scepter Stout cigar by Davidoff is made with a blend of Dominican and Peruvian filler tobaccos, a Connecticut binder, and an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper... Read more!

New General Cigars for 2019

Summary of new cigars and products announced by the General Cigar Company at the 2019 IPCPR/PCA annual trade show in Las Vegas... Read more!

Review LGC Coleccion Reserva Cigar

La Gloria Cubana Coleccion Reserva cigars are made in Dominican Republic by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, in collaboration with General Cigar... Read more!

Review of Sindicato Cigars

Sindicato is the flagship cigar and fourth release from Sindicato Cigar Group, LLC. The Sindicato Natural is a square-pressed Nicaraguan puro having an unfinished foot and a triple cap with a short pigtail... Read more!

Review Room 101 Farce Cigars

Room 101 Farce cigars from Matt Booth are made in Dominican Republic with Ecuadorian wrappers, Indonesian binders, and a blend of filler tobaccos from Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Pennsylvania... Read more!

Montecristo Nicaragua Cigars

Review of Montecristo Nicaragua Series cigars, which are Nicaraguan puros from AJ Fernandez and Altadis USA. The Robusto size was ranked the 10th best cigar in the world... Read more!

Review of Best Bargain Cigar

Vallejuelo is still a top rated value-priced cigar, and was considered to be the best bargain cigar several years ago. The price is still about the same, and so is the quality... Read more!

Review Cohiba Connecticut Cigar

Cohiba Connecticut is the first Cohiba cigar made with an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper. Having a price tag of $20 per cigar, Cohiba Connecticut is considered a super-premium cigar... Read more!

Review Diesel Sherry Cask Cigars

Review of Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask cigars blended by AJ Fernandez in collaboration with Rabbit Hole Bourbon, scheduled for release on June 3, 2019... Read more!

Honey & Hand Grenades Cigar

Review of Viaje Honey and Hand Grenades small batch cigar made entirely with Nicaraguan tobaccos and having some unusual characteristics... Read more!

Review Aging Room Quattro Cigar

I had high expectations for the Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Vibrato cigar, since the the Maestro vitola scored an impressive 94 rating in the March/April 2019 edition of Cigar Aficionado magazine... Read more!

Review Diesel Hair of the Dog

Hair of the Dog is a new limited edition Diesel cigar developed by AJ Fernandez with a blend made entirely of Nicaraguan Habano... Read more!

Review of 2012 by Oscar Cigar

The world did not end in 2012, so Oscar Valladares updated his 2012 by Oscar cigars, including a box pressed Connecticut Toro... Read more!

Review of Magic Toast Cigar

Alec Bradley Magic Toast cigars are made with Nicaraguan and Honduran tobaccos and feature two binders. I got mine from Alec and Bradley Rubin... Read more!

Review of Recluse Amadeus Cigar

The Recluse Amadeus Los Cabos Toro is a box pressed cigar that is rolled in Dominican Republic utilizing the Entubar method... Read more!

The Great Smoke 2019

Summary of the 13th annual Great Smoke mega cigar event held at the South Florida Fairgrounds on February 16, 2019... Read more!

Cigars on Carnival Victory

Cigars can still be enjoyed on the Carnival Victory cruise ship during 2019, but not quite as much as during prior years... Read more!

Cigar Bands Works of Art

Some cigar bands aren't much more than simple labels, while others are actually works of art. It has been a while since I took stock of the cigar bands removed from cigars that I have smoked over the years. After perusing through only a small sample... Read more!

Review $90 Cohiba Spectre Cigar

At $90 per stick, Cohiba Spectre is the most expensive and exclusive cigar ever reviewed by Only 180 boxes of 10 cigars were produced. Read more!