La Gloria Cubana Serie N JSB Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, March 25, 2011
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La Gloria Cubana Serie N JSB Cigar Review

This 5.5×54 stick offers a very oily almost jet black wrapper with what appears to be a dark Corojo capital N stuck on just below the band. It was a thick, firm satin feel and dense pack, with small veins, invisible seams and a rich, oily tobacco aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw and medium body flavors of a very rich, creamy and oily tobacco with a bit of pepper zing especially on the finish. The first third develops to a light airy smoke with flavors of a creamy, oily tobacco and black pepper with a good amount of zing through the finish. Even though it’s a solid medium body with easily identified flavors, it has no deep body at all leaving a very light mouthfeel. The 2nd third brings up the body to medium-full and completely changes the flavors. It brings a deep rich creamy coffee, with a substantial mouthfeel and deep pepper and spice finish. 50 minutes in to the 1/2 way point, flavors shift again dropping the coffee and taking on a deeper earth with the occasional caramel aftertaste on the draw. Strength is up matching the body at medium-full making me a bit light headed. The last third continues the same experience, ending at the 1:30 minute mark. Thank you very much to General Cigar for sending these for review, I greatly appreciate it!

  • Non_Smoking_Cretic

    Nice Review as usual..

  • Chaz

    wow- i usually concur with your reviews for the most part, but i was very disappointed with this cigar. the flavors you mention were there, but to me had a very muted quality- almost as if this stick was a knockoff of a good nicaraguan puro. maybe it was my sample, but the best thing i can say is this would be a good maduro for newbies (i didn’t get the strength either).

    Thanks for the review- it does make me think i should try a couple more to make sure- especially considering the decent price point.

    • mattS

      In response to Chaz.

      Chaz, I grabbed this stick off the shelf immediately when it came off the truck at my local Smoke Shop. In that very simple action was my mistake. It was like smoking a tree branch. After that very un enjoyable mishap, I thought to myself. This cigar smells too damn good, to taste this bad. I literally let them sit in the shop for a month, not telling any of my friends about this little gem that I was sure would bring forth great rewards.

      So be it, a month later, I bought another. Hot damn, I was right on. This stick is amazing. After 4 weeks in my shops perfect humi, it was amazing. Huge plumes of smoke, amazing flavor. To me a mixture of sweet/spicey that I love in a cigar. Not overpowering by any means, and it just smoked so smooth. I buy the largest stick because for the amount of cigar you get, it’s absolutely worth the 6ish mark. Give them some time to rest, and they are amazing.


  • Mikie

    I’m fairly new to the cigar world. I tried one of these and it went right to the top of my list. The best tasting stick,I’ve had yet.

  • Kaggs

    Great review Bryan! I noticed you mentioned you had a few more of these in the humidor – have you noticed any significant differences in the sticks that aged 6-9 months longer than the one you did for the initial review? I would love to see a “Review Revisited” 🙂

  • stevenknisley

    This is my friends favorite cigar he has like 2 boxes of them and gave me a few the other day never tried one but I might do it sooner than planned after watching this video

    • mrl4889

      I would definitely recommend you do! Buddy of mine got these as a gift for his groomsmen and I have been hooked ever since. Serie R is an excellent smoke as well. Not a bad price point for these online either

  • eric.hanson

    I had one of these last night. It’s been in my humidor about 8 months and I thought the ash was pretty flowery too. Also I though the draw on mine was very tight. Good review though, I got very similar flavors.

  • greg4robustos

    what type of lighters you use to toast your cigars? i notice one you use very often

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