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5 Vegas AAA Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, September 5, 2011
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5 Vegas AAA Cigar Review

This 5×56 stick features an oily, toothy very dark brown wrapper with a firm even pack, minimal veins, tight invisible seams and a sweet chocolate aroma. This particular sample that was sent in has a cracked wrapper near the cap, I will do my best to hold it together. First light reveals excellent smoke production, a very loose draw, medium body flavors of a dry tobacco and bit of bitterness with an oily mouth feel and long finish. The first third brings many different flavors out, changing slightly draw to draw. There is a tangy fruit note at the very start, followed by a rich dry chocolate, black pepper with a little zing, a deep earth and a big cedar flavor. The finish is thick and oily, but short just leaving some heat on the lips. Smoke output is great and on the thick side while the draw has snugged up a touch, performing very well. Towards the end of the first third a nice creamy flavor joined in. 30 minutes in at the 1/2 way point there are no flavor changes but the strength is ramping up a bit. Ending at 50 minutes, the last third continued the great flavor while keeping the strength down, while adding a great coffee note! Thank you very much to viewer Owen Johnson for generously sending this in for review!

  • Justin

    Great review Brian….as usual.! I just had one of these a few weeks ago. I was a little nervous about it being overpowering, but I found it extremely enjoyable with an excellent construction and a consistent smoothness. The flavors were bold, but not harsh and I got no buzz whatsoever. I didn’t get much of a transition on my rudimenatry palate, I’ll have to concentrate harder next time…..I look forward to the other four I have from my 5-pack

    • Justin

      Probably poor etiquette to reply to your own post, but I forgot to add a couple of things. First, I was amazed at how long the ash held on, it was well over halfway. I grabbed my camera and took photos I was so impressed!

      Also, Bryan have you had a Cu-Avana Intenso? If so, could you make a comparison between the two? As I recall from the Cu-Avana I had, the profile and build was very similar, maybe just with less distinct flavor.

  • JJO

    Great review. I smoked one a few months ago, but I’ll be damned if I can remember what it was like. Looks like I’ll have to re-visit the other one I have soon.

  • Darin

    This may be just the push I need to finally smoke the single stick I’ve had sitting in my humi for about a year now! I’ve enjoyed everything so far that I’ve had put out by AJ Fernandez so I’ve been looking forward to giving it a go.

  • ojohnson63

    Sorry the one I sent had some damage. It looked fine when I sent it. I’ll be more careful of the sticks I send in the future.

    • Nothing to apologize for – it smoked fine and I really appreciate it!

  • knicks791

    Your video reviews are very informative.


  • Alex Gardephe

    I love this cigar, great review!

  • ProbateGeek

    Smoking my first AAA right now – going extremely well. Just got them today, but since they came with a humipac from clgar.com, it’s perfect right off the truck.

    I keep a little vial of Certo Fruit Pectin (liquid) in the fridge – whenever I get a torn wrapper I just “glue” it down, wait 30 minutes or so, then light that puppy up.

    Thanks for this review – I love trying one first time while watching Bryan do his thing…

  • mike44njdevils

    Just checked this review out. I think that I will have to pick a bunch of these up (I’m liking all the other 5 Vegas blends). Great review 🙂

  • towerladder87

    Great Review, This cigar is one of my favorites. I enjoy the entire line. Very smooth flavor with a descent burn time.

  • Bpope31

    I’ve wanted to try out this brand for a while now. I’ve on,y tried the gold which was nice with my coffee. Gonna have to get one of these next. How bout a review on A series? Heard pretty good things but I’d love to see your opinions on it.

  • bbarber

    Nice job on the review. Not a big 5 Vegas fan but I may give this one a try.

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  • Rob

    I’ve had two of these and both were so different. I will have to try a few more before making a box purchase.

  • pato1001

    One of my old fave’s!!!!

  • D-Pap

    I tried the regular 5 Vegas sampler pack and didn’t like any of them, so I was hesitant to try this one. Boy I’m glad I did. This is one of my favorite cigars. I got all the notes Bryan mentioned but also got cinnamon. This is a winner, but what else would you expect from AJ Fernandez?

  • zanlamb

    Im going to have a hard time picking the cigars when Im across. So many good sticks and so little allowance

  • eric.hanson

    I’ve been wanting to try these for a while but don’t want to buy a whole box of them, don’t want to pay he overpriced amount for a single, and don’t want the 5 vegas sampler thing I see all the time because I don’t like all of the stuff in there. Does anyone know of a variety sampler that this is included in that actually has GOOD cigars for the others, thanks.

  • Camshaft83

    Great review. Glad I bought some of these. They sound very awesome. Can’t wait to try one of them.

  • Jay D.

    It’s always great to sift through old posts and come across reviews like this. I’m always on a look out for a cigar that has a nice balance of both flavor and strength, this sounds like it’s right up that alley! Citrus and dark chocolate notes!? Sounds awesome! Thanks for the review.

    Anyone have any recommendations for cigars that have equally great taste as well as strength?

    • gholmes9

      This cigar was great! I am a newbie but enjoy full bodied sticks. The smoke was rich and creamy with hints of chocolate, earth, and a slight pepper on the finish. I got a box for $50 on cigarbid so at $2.50 a stick these can’t be beat!!

  • Shovel

    these are on sale right now on cigars international. might have to try some

  • Bigdave

    I prefer the 5 Vegas Gold Maduro instead.

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