I love reading reviews, but I have always been a little hesitant to write on myself. Could anyone give me some pointers when it comes to writing cigar reviews?
Everybody is different. But some things are often appreciated in a review.
Name the cigar correctly.
State the smoking time.
State where, when and after what did you smoke. For instance: "After a big steak dinner, while relaxing outdoors". Or "In the morning with my coffee".
Tell us the "story" of your smoke. Did you get any flavours, was it strong, was the draw tight or loose, how did you cut it, how did you light it, did you enjoy it, would you buy another one, etc...
There is no right or wrong way.
Make sure you make up an imaginary number between 1-100 with no basis or reason why you picked that number. I'll give this smoke a "94.324"
I though that one was a 94.625?? I am confused
You think those 3 100th's and the 1 ten thousandth is really going to make the difference? Ahhh Conspiracy!
^94.324 is US. You're using the CDN equivalent.
I'm now using 2.167 as my new benchmark.
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Lol! No kidding there.
Easy. Collect up all the nouns relating to your smoke in the correct order — grass, citrus, Mocha, pepper etc., and then stick adjectives in between .... it's all I do!
tippexx is being self-deprecating, but the format he uses is pretty good. Lots of room for free text. A good approach in the absence of an agreed taxonomy.
It's extremely difficult to assign scores to indeterminate categories like "taste" and "burn" even for a highly experienced group of aficionados. Look at the stick the CA tasters take.
I think if I felt that I could do justice to a review, I'd need to have smoked a few of the cigars in question, not just one. Also, I'd probably keep my reviews under wraps until I'd had the opportunity to adjust the scale of my ratings relative to one another. Also, I think I'd just provide one overall score, and make the text as descriptive and accurate as I could.
Where can I find 2010 my father special edition
Pretty off the wall question, but it is only your first of second post. Start with Google. I think I saw some on CBid the other day.
Your should start your own thread next time. Maybe in the cigar trading section given the question being asked.
Gordon and Dave make nice presentations on “How We Taste (Parts 1 and 2)” Cigar Cinemas and Shlomo makes a great point to include where, when, and after what did you smoke a cigar.
I was a guest judge for Smoke Magazine years ago and they had us smoking three of each of 20 cigars in the taste test --- to judge consistency . . . !
I took all 60 cigars to Hawaii for a week thinking I would relax, smoke, and rate them all . . . .
What a mistake! The pressure I put myself under to smoke all 60, three at a time, on that trip practically ruined it for me!
I think the when where why is completely irrelevant and unnecessary.[/QUOTE]
Really? Smoking a cigar with a coffee on a Sunday morning while on vacation will give you a very different perspective and ability to focus and appreciate the flavours than smoking the same cigar after eating spicy caribbean food in the evening after a long, stressful day of work...
Certainly got a good chuckle out of that one.
Bow down and hail to the king. The Guant King.
This was funny and true. Thanks.
I am very surprised to see people think that external factors do not influence cigar taste and enjoyment...