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Arturo Fuente Anejo No. 50 Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, June 9, 2012
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Arturo Fuente Anejo No. 50 Cigar Review

This 5.1×50 stick features an almost jet black slightly toothy wrapper with a few small veins, thick firm pack, tight seams, triple cap and slight cedar aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with rich smooth plentiful medium bodied smoke giving a creamy thick, chewy wood flavor with a long finish. The first third quick develops to a more complex creamy sweet cedar with a good bit of pepper. The finish is long and heavy, bringing out a really strong wood and zing on the lips. 20 minutes in the ash falls off in an inch chunk, body is up to a medium-full and strength is being noticed, about a medium. Flavors have transitioned a bit with a creamy chocolate and pepper joining the sweet cedar on the draw. 35 minutes in at the 1/2 way point flavors shift slightly, dropping the sweetness and the wood flavors turns very dry and parched, especially through the finish giving me a cotton mouth. Ending at 1:10, the last third holds the strength at medium and body at medium-full, shifting to a slightly sweet licorice and pepper as it heats up towards the nub. The dry parched finish has passed, leaving a sweet zingy aftertaste.

  • Satch

    Well, Many Happy Returns, Bryan.
    Keep up the good work.
    I’d say “smoke a good ‘un” but you already have!

  • pittjitsu

    Happy Birthday Bryan. You picked a great cigar to celebrate your birthday.

  • JJO

    Happy Birthday! Great review… hope you enjoyed it.

  • J. Drew

    Best part…was you thanking your self!

  • fishman1935

    Woo hoo, happy birthday Bryan. The new chrome dome works.

  • donfens

    do you post your vids same day as smoking the cigar? the real question, is your bday june 9? or maybe a few days before you posted the vid.

  • garlar10

    Bryan, when are you going to review the Anejo No. 77. I think lots of people would be interested in your take on the shark. Thanks!

  • D-BO

    IS THIS THE CIGAR THEY CALL THE SHARK….

    • garlar10

      The shark is the Anejo no. 77. Its boxed pressed and is tapered. I am hoping Bryan reviews one of those soon.

  • sh40218

    I’ve all but given up on High End AFs. The Angels Share is my last attempt to try and like something from them. I smoke the Petit Coronas and love them, but that’s all I can really enjoy from them. Well the SS and Maduro Signature are good…..

    Anyway the Anejo is just pencil lead flavors to me. I’ve had a few sizes from different years and always the same. I’m not trying to rag on them but they just aren’t for me. Anyone else not blown away by these? Any reccomendations?

    • garlar10

      Just curious SH40218, did you try the Anejo no. 77? at the risk of sounding like an AF fanboy I really enjoy the 77. For whatever reason the rest of the line isn’t quite as good. I did have a good chuckle at the pencil lead flavors though, thats pretty harsh, haha.

  • Brandonsr81

    Probly my favorite stick. But I really want to try the #77 shark.

    • pittjitsu

      I must say, the #77 is a sublime stick. I would say its in the top 3 of all time great cigars of all time. Invest in one when you find them for under $15

  • eric.hanson

    I got one of these in a sampler not too long ago, can’t wait to try it on a nice night this summer sounds like it will be right up my alley.

  • Bill

    Out of all the cigars that I have tried fuente is one of my favorites along with romeo and julietta and P.D.R.

  • Bigdave

    I’m sure most you guys know this already but if you plan to age these cigars its best if you take that cedar sleeve off the cigar. Might as well just take the cello of also.

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