We hope this little piece of information on how to judge a “good” cigar helps you in your search for excellence. At the very least, we trust that you now understand why you can’t test one cigar and from that singular experience, label it “good”, or even not so “good”. Notice, we have not tried to tell you how a cigar should taste or smelHow to Judge a Good Cigar: Epiloguel. That’s too personal. As a rule, with cigars as with food and wine, if you like the taste and aroma, it’s good. And, if that pleasing taste and aroma is delivered every time, then the cigar is “good.” But, if you personally do not enjoy the taste of a particular cigar but find all the other aspects of it to be sound, it might be considered “good” by another person. It’s something akin to all those people in the world who do not enjoy caviar. The subjectivity of taste is one of life’s fascinations and it definitely applies to cigars as well as caviar.