Construction: Overall appearance of the cigar will be critiqued first such as color, wrapper type, and sheen appearance. It is also important to notate if the cigar was tightly wrapped, loosely wrapped, or comes undone while smoking.
Draw: Simply, how easy or difficult it is to draw smoke through the cigar.
Burn: Uneven, too fast, too slow, or just right.
Taste: Notating the specific taste and where it occurred on the cigar. Complexity will be the second factor in the smoke.