Henry Clay Brevas Finas Maduro Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, June 14, 2011
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Henry Clay Brevas Finas Maduro Cigar Review

This 6.5×48 stick features a dark chocolate wrapper with a thick rustic feel, slight tooth with a nice oily sheen, small veins, even firm construction and seams, a double cap and a slightly sweet tobacco aroma. First light reveals a slightly snug draw with minimal smoke output, medium-full body flavors of deep earth, smooth aged tobacco, and a big pepper blast that goes well in to the long deep finish. The first third transitions to a nice smooth slightly musty aged tobacco with a sweetness and hint of pepper, keeping the long oily finish. Draw could be open just a touch to be perfect, but it’s burning well enough. The 2nd third opens up the draw and is now perfect putting off a very nice rich thick smoke. Flavors have completely changed, going to a rich, oily meaty flavor with a deep slightly salty finish that reminds me of eating steak. Burn is very good and the ash is holding for over an inch. Ending at 1:30 the last third went to a very deep ‘sticky’ earth, holding the flavors in the mouth for quite a long time with a big bold body and matching strength, giving me a bit of a rush at the end. draw tightened up just a touch again but it performed flawlessly. Thank you very much to viewer HappyTaro for sending this in for review!

  • HappyTaro

    Wow. Thanks for your review! Glad you enjoyed it!

    This is my ‘nostalgia’ cigar. My friends and I would buy a couple of these when we were in college and play cards or play games (like WWF, Madden, Mario Kart) on the ‘Super No-Friend-o’.

    I always have some in stock in my humidor. Smoking them always takes me back to that time. Every now and then my friends and I get together, grab a couple of these, smoke, and talk about old times.

    Thanks again, Bryan!

  • JJO

    I definitely need to try these out. It seems to be one of those easily overlooked brands.

    Great review.

  • Non_Smoking_Cretic

    Good Review as usual.. Thumbs Up ^

  • D-BO

    LOVE HENRY CLAY’S THE SMELL IS LIKE NO OTHER. GREAT REVIEW KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

  • douglas77

    i have always placed these on a very high pedestal among my all time favorites. for a while i had trouble finding any to be had.

    i had one recently and was not nearly as impressed. seemed more bitter and harsh than i ever remembered.

    is it possible i got one with a inordinate amount of tar buildup? anyone else had a problem with these lately?

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