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Rating System

Rating System for Cigar/Beer Reviews



Cigar Smoke uses a standard 100 point rating system as defined below.



0-59:   Not worth smoking, even if it’s inexpensive.


61-69:  Big issues with flavor and or construction.


70-79:  Decent construction, can have some draw, burn (combustion) or construction issues with marginal flavor notes that just does not expand into a complex smoke. 


80-85:  A decent amount of flavor notes with only marginal draw or other issues that does not compromise the smoke. 


86-89:  This is where we expect many cigars to hit. Recommended smoke.


90-95:  Above and beyond most cigars in flavor and construction. No draw issues, no palpable soft spots in construction and complemented with complex flavors. Cigars of this rating have to perform in all aspects.


96-100:  A rare cigar, all aspects are perfect. This cigar has a very complex flavor profile delivering more flavors and gaining complexity as the cigar is smoked (typically). Cigars in this category just wow the smoker from start to finish and highly recommended.



Beer Rating System


Beers are rated on a quarter percentage rating system from 1.0/5.0 






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