Reviewed by Steve Smith
Introduction: This head spinning tasty stick arrived via stealth bomber when I made a wish from across the Ohio river. Thank you DonJefe. Anyone want to buy some really nice domestics cheap? This is ridiculous I have been smoking cigars for 20 years and feel like an idiot not going dark earlier.
Pre-Light Ruminations: Smelled nice a lot like the permanent resonant smell from my mustache. No matter what I do always that cigar smell in the short hairs. This kind of flavors any pre light thoughts. Looks like a rough triple cap. Nice firm cigar - but without exception in my limited experience Cubans seem firmer than the domestics. Pre light draw was slightly tight but good.
Initial Thoughts This stick started out raspy and settled in after about a ½ inch. For its ring size it was not as strong as I expected medium to full with a little sharp nose. Kept my interest, got some twang, not ethereal, but good at this price point.
Mid Burn Experience Settled in to that nice leather, coffee zone got a little 3D as the buzz set in. Burn was great. Stopped at a Walgreen's for more nicorette and left the stick on the mirror. This yappy little dog in the car next door shut up and just stared at the smoke. Was still staring when I came back out. I felt the same way. Got that nice subtle nutty flavor and more so a what the hell is that flavor kind of feeling tying to put to words the sensation.
Last Third Got a bit stronger towards the end. Spice came forward. Not ultra smooth but good. Nutty spice some tongue twang and a real good buzz. Smoked it to the nub.
Conclusion Nice smoke a little different than the ones I've had so far. Liked it, seems like a decent value and deserving of some more attention. More on the way.
I don't think we needed to know about the moustache effect on the aroma of cigars. A little to innocuous but some good comments in between the by play.
Overall Rating: 6/10
Reviewed by: Joe Mazloom
After an interesting (?) start that almost switched me off, this review settles down to a really nice straightforward set of easy to understand descriptives completely different from the previous two. Good work.
Reviewed by: Richard Whitwell
An good review. This would be my second place choice. The author organized the review well; however, he did not pay attention to the details in this cigar. He could have left out the part where he went into a store and left the cigar burning in the car.
Reviewed by: Heike Billy
OVERALL SCORE: 21/30
by Simon on Saturday 04 July, 2015
Reviews are personal and I know this cigar generally gets good reviews but I was not that impressed. Don't know if I got a bad one or not but didn't really enjoy it. Construction was not great, wrapper had started to peel a bit. Cut was not clean and again wrapper started to peel a little. Taste, it was ok - the first 1/3 was enjoyable but I found it a bit harsh beyond half way. Not great, but not not bad. I will probably get another just to try and see if its better second time round.
by steven on Sunday 03 May, 2015
literally just finishe my first 46......dont think i've ever smoked a cigar down this much....so did'n't want to put this down i burnt my fingers......a truly enjoyable smoke.....gorgeous flavours gorgeous plumes of smoke....just gorgeous all round....not a 50 but i can have absolutely no complaints about this cigar and soooooo look forward to my next.....a treat from start to finish.........oh and perfect with a captain morgan spiced rum.....pure pleasure....burnt fingers aside.......
by M.O. on Monday 17 June, 2013
A sweet and woody cigar with plenty of creamy smoke and a spicy finish. needs ageing
by Thomas on Saturday 22 May, 2010
Wow! What a cigar! From the magnificent presentation of the cigar itself with its finely rolled outer shell, double golden labels, triple cap, to its sparklingly aroma of creamy chocolate and coffee. The length and gauge is just perfect, which reflects the overall taste! The draw was not too easy and not too strenuous, with the ideal amount of white smoke being bellowed out. The construction is well packed and holds itself even towards the final 1/3 of the cigar! The ash holds for around 2cm. The taste as I said is wonderful, with it starting off a little strong on the palette but eventually mellows down to a medium roast of chocolate and coffee. It took 80 minutes to smoke this bad boy, and boy was it worth it!