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Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Dark Corojo El Martillo Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, June 29, 2012
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Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Dark Corojo El Martillo Cigar Review

This 5.5×54 stick features a very dark brown wrapper with a firm even pack (yes I realize I shot the wrong side of the band), slight tooth, oily sheen, minimal veins, tight seams, double cap and rich musty aroma. First light reveals a very loose draw with good smoke output, medium bodied flavors of a deep smooth earthy tobacco while the smoke has a bit of grit and bite to it. The finish if long and smooth with the same flavors. The first third burns very well, only adding a bit of pepper to the draw and finish. The 2nd third develops the body up to medium-full adding a rich black coffee to the end of the draw and lengthening the finish well until the next puff. The ash is a bit flaky holding on for an inch at a time, while smoke output has steadily increased as it burns down. Ending at 1:15 the last third showed no further changes. Thank you very much to viewer David Poole for providing this sample for review!

  • Eyeluvwied

    Spectacular review, as expected, and I have to point out how much you’ve changed in three years. I just watched the Rocky Patel Decade review yesterday and was blown away at how much your appearance has changed. Might be due to upgraded audio equipment but your voice sounded deeper as well. Your reviews have stayed remarkably consistent though, really shows how genuine your reviews are. I don’t intend any insult in any of these comments, I just feel like ranting about something and that came to mind.

  • JJO

    I really enjoyed the El Martillo, although I haven’t had a chance to try any of the other vitolas. I would like to try the Peligroso corona, since it seems that the greater wrapper to filler ratio makes for a more enjoyable experience in this line.

  • Awesome. I picked one of these out to smoke tonight. Sitting on the porch puffing away and checking the site with my kindle and I find I get to enjoy one with you.

    After several of these I still find them to be a bit too astringent for the first half but the flavors pick up from there. Darn the corojo wrappers on these are so fragile. JDN may want to consider packaging them with cello.

  • micktorres

    One of my favorite cigars, quality has always been consistent.

  • eric.hanson

    This is one of my favorite sticks, I like you get the earthy tabacco core you described, however I’d say the pepper on the finish is the main flavor I get.

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