Ramon Allones Specially Selected Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, February 17, 2011
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Ramon Allones Specially Selected Cigar Review

This 4 7/8×50 cigar hails from Cuba, wrapped in a medium brown satin wrapper with minimal veins, invisible seams, a soft tobacco aroma and a slight box press with rounded corners. It has a very soft squishy feel with random soft spots throughout. First light reveals a very snug draw but smokable, a decent amount of smoke output with soft slightly sweet and nutty tobacco flavors. Body is mild-medium and the finish is very long and oily, leaving a slick in my mouth. The first third is medium bodied with nutty, woody tobacco flavors. There’s an oily sweetness on the draw and a bit of pepper on the finish. Draw is snug but working just fine. Smoke output is decent, burn is almost razor sharp. 20 min in at the start of the 2nd third, the ash fell off and the draw opened way up, giving a perfect resistance with much more smoke and fuller body flavors. The last third transitions to a creamy, oily, sweet roasted coffee flavor with a deep long finish. Ending at 55 min this was a great smoking experience! Thank you very much to John for generously sending this in for review!

  • Non Smoker Critic

    Well done as always… You really set the standard when it comes to reviews…

  • Thanks, I really appreciate it 🙂

  • Phillschamps

    Where do you get the cubans that you review?

    • Did you read the articles/watch the videos?

  • Thanks for the review bryan! Have you ever try cuban Montecristos? I’ve had a #2 and an edmundo, as gifts…and a Trinidad.

    • I had one a while ago but have no idea which one it was…

  • austin_smoker

    GREAT review Bryan! Curious, what time of day do you do most of your reviews (i.e. morning, mid-day, evening)? Do you find that the time of day affects your palate and impressions of the stick differently?

    • Thanks! I do it at all times, from before dawn, through the day to midnight – when I get time. I work about 80 hours a week. Can’t say I notice a difference. I try and remain very consistent, only drinking water if anything and not eating anything right before a review.

      • Brad Perkins

        Like you, I don’t get a chance to try many Cubans. However, I’m heading over to Europe next month and will definitely need to try this one if I can find it over there. Sounds like the cigar had a couple good transitions. Interesting. Take care Bryan.

  • Tim S.

    Sounds like a nice stick; since I’m unlikely to get any Cubans, what was that cigar you compaired it to? I can’t seem to catch it in the video.

  • Danny

    Smoked this one yesterday. Exactly as you described: decent smoke, nice flavours. Didn’t had problems with the draw, it was very loose from the beginning.
    Only needed one touch up. Just down to the nub it started to rain, great timing mother nature! 😉

  • robber

    hi bryan…always up for trying a new cigar…so if you want to send me a box that would be great…good luck everbody.
    …tks for all the great insight and keep up the good smoking!

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