About Us | How We Score

We use a pretty straight forward scale of 1-100. It’s something that was popularized in the cigar industry by Cigar Aficionado, and it is something I used since I began reviewing cigars in April of 2008. I had started my own website, acigarsmoker.com before taking a job in the cigar industry in December of 2011. Prior to that I reviewed cigars for Smoke magazine, wrote stories for a magazine based in Germany and was a writer for The Cigar Network magazine. In 2014 I moved to New Hampshire to handle online sales for Two Guys Smoke Shop’s e-commerce site, 2GuysCigars.com. I also became a member of the award winning podcast, The Cigar Authority. Most recently, I’ve become a published author of an article on Social Media influencers in Cigar Journal magazine.

I recently left the cigar industry to take a job as an emergency services dispatcher but wanted to remain close with my passions in life. Thus the creation of TheBarrelBurner.com.

Our posting schedule will be cigar reviews on Tuesday and Thursday with a liquor review on Wednesdays.

Our Scoring Explained: 

1-70 avoid at all costs.
71-75 Won’t avoid, but won’t buy
76-80 Below Average
81-85 Average
86-89 Above Average
90-92 Very Good
93-95 Excellent
96-97 Outstanding
98-99 Exceptional
100 Epic


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