5 Responses to “Onyx Reserve – Cigar Review”

  1. Mike J. says:

    Love the rating system. I always want to know if a person thinks a cigar is boxworthy or not. That’s the true test. Keep up the great work on the site.

  2. Matt says:

    Hopefully these cigars won’t be like the rap group, one and done. Keep up the great job!

  3. Cigary says:

    I have smoked a lot of these and most enthusiasts when they smoke this cigar tend to say almost the same thing..same review with the same typical response. What I would like to see in writing is how long the cigar they smoked was in their humidor. I tend to rest my cigars for at least 90 days before I smoke the first one and it has always served me well because your cigar needs to adapt to the environment it is in. A good B&M will ensure that their stock has been kept at just the right RH and it’s a good idea to try your first one there to get a good idea of flavor/profile. I have 2 boxes that are now 4 years old and the cigar is amazing with flavor. I don’t typically rest/age this cigar but I did it by accident and forgot all about them until I came up on it in storage. I pulled one out and smoked it and was immediately surprised by the amount of cedar and buttery cream that settled this cigar into much more than the first one I ever smoked. At the price point these are by the box …do yourself a huge favor and buy a couple and throw them into deep hibernation and after a couple of years pull one out and smoke one and you’ll be hooked.

  4. Hey Cigary, I agree that it would be nice to track the time the review cigars spent in the humidor. I’ll consider this for the future.
    I do have to disagree with your comments on B&Ms though. B&M’s humidors vary wildly in humidity from dry to wet. Even if the RH is properly set and their humidifiers are working, the amount of traffic they receive means that the RH falls and spikes repeatedly throughout the day. A well tended home humidor does a MUCH better job for maintaining cigars, and I recommend that cigars you purchase (both online and from B&Ms) spend time in your humi prior to smoking.
    All the cigars we review spend a minimum of 30 days in our humidors. If the cigar requires two years of aging prior to smoking, then it was not properly aged to begin with.

  5. Darren says:

    I agree. I am a farmer and in my line of work time = money. I would much rather pay 6 bucks a stick for something that has already been aged and can be smoked the day I receive it as apposed to a cigar that costs 3 bucks and needs to take up room in my humi for 3 months before smoking. In fact, if you look through our reviews on the site you will find several sticks that retail for 3 or 4 bucks and taste great with little or no aging.

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