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Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Dark Corojo Pesadilla Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, May 5, 2012
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Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Dark Corojo Pesadilla Cigar Review

This 4.7×60 stick features a dark chocolate slightly toothy firm wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, a velvet feel and rich mustiness, pepper and chocolate aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with light but decent smoke output, medium body flavors of an oily musty chocolate with a short clean finish. The first third proves to be a difficult burn already requiring a large touchup to even out. Flavors are quite mild with minimal smoke production and flavors of a brief cherry sweetness, light earth and darker wood notes. 25 minutes in the burn line needed another large touchup, flavors remained unchanged and the cigar only puffed well by taking double draws. 50 minutes in it completely went out needing a relight and flavors just went to a hot wet aftertaste. Ending at 1 hour the last bit got very warm and never recovered. Thank you very much to viewer Julio for generously sending me this for review, I really appreciate it!

  • Would you be willing to smoke one in el martillo 5×54 to see if it’ll cooperate with you?

  • JJO

    I think you’re spot on regarding the size thing (TWSS). I enjoyed the El Martillo vitola, but probably wouldn’t like this one. I really didn’t enjoy the 1970 Antano Gran Consul either.

  • E

    I agree with the previous comments. Try the dark corojo in a different size and you will see much greater performace. I typically avoid 60-ring gauge cigars for the exact reasons in this video. If you do decide to try it another size, I would compare it somewhat to an LFD Double Ligero. LOTS of strength, definitely not a cigar you’d smoke on an empty stomach, but maintains great flavors regardless.

  • Chaz

    I like the flavors on these, but even in the smaller rings I have found the burns to be less than perfect, and then in the second half all of the corrections and relights take their toll. Frustrating. I completely agree with your take on 60 rings. I don’t get the fascination with them.

  • CliffJohnston

    Bryan,

    Great review, Get Well Soon.

    Cliff

  • Bigulp

    I like that I can get the JdN 1970 in lancero. Have had good experiences with them.

  • stevenknisley

    This cigar is a good cigar. I’m glad I still have one left in my humidor.

  • stevenknisley

    I enjoyed this cigar when I smoked it a few weeks back almost although I didn’t have the same issues you had and it was the same size so I went and bought the Joya De Nicaragua antano 1970 and was wondering if you have ever smoked it? thanks

  • stevenknisley

    So for any of you that like the cigar in this review in my opinion the Joya De Nicaragua Antano 1970is very similar and I think is actually better. I got some good flavors out of it to. And even after my clumsy self dropped it and cracked the wrapper a bit it still burned really good

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