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Padron 4000 Maduro Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, March 14, 2013
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Padron 4000 Maduro Cigar Review

I goofed in the vid calling it the 7000. This 6.5×54 stick features a dark chocolate, slightly oily and toothy firm wrapper with a hard crinkly pack, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, single cap and very potent hay and chocolate aroma. First light reveals a great draw with thick medium-full bodied smoke output showing flavors of an earthy spicy chocolate with a long finish. The first third burns well but quickly, hanging on to the same blend but getting oilier and smoother. 25 minutes in at the 1/2 way point performance is the same, body is mellowing to a medium and the ash held on for a couple inches and fell off cleanly. Ending at 50 minutes the last third grew to a deeper sweet eartg leaving a very heavy finish with a bit of spice. Thank you very much to viewer Marcos Heyliger for generously sending this in for review!

  • walshy

    Enjoyed the review. Been wanting you to review this stick since I sent you in the same one. Thank You.

    • walshy

      Then scratch that. Sorry Bryan, I sent you in a 7000. Not the 4000. Looking forward to the review of the 7000. Thank you.

  • jpculp57

    Definitely my least favorite Padron. The few I’ve smoked have never really developed while I smoked them. All were pretty one dimensional and very barn yard like.

    • Orrza

      Padrons has a unique taste, and it’s there in every stick of theirs that I’ve tried.
      I love this one, true it doesn’t “Develop” as the more expensive Padrons, but hay…. It is one of the more pleasantly smoked cigars.

      you don’t always want complexity.

      • iseedro

        i agree sotimes you just need a good simple smoke

  • thompson_464

    A question not about this cigar… I have noticed that a lot of the wrapper leaves on my cigars split when I smoke them. Am I storing them wrong? I keep my smokes in three different humidors all around 70% humidity. I live in texas, the outside humidity is usually very low. Is the difference in moisture ruining the cigars when I smoke them? Seems like the filler swells and then the wrapper splits.

    • walshy

      I would try lowering your Rh%. I keep mine at 65%. I know it’s trial and error but seems 70 isn’t working for you. Lower to 65 and wait and see after a few weeks. It takes time for the Rh to get out of the cigar. Good luck.

      • thompson_464

        I’ll give it a try. I was thinking that more humidity was the way to go. maybe I’ll take one humidor to 65% and one to 75%.

        • DrakeXD

          From what I understand, I would recommend lowering your humidity to 65% as walshy has said. It seems that the lower humidity outside while smoking is causing the expansion rates on the inside and outside of the cigar to be out of sync.

          If that doesn’t solve your problem, I would also suggest letting your cigar rest outside of your humidor for an hour or so before lighting up. It might help to equalize the cigars humidity enough to stop the cracking.

          • Christopher

            Thanks for the tips to this issue. I’ve also had this problem with my last two smokes had and wondered what the heck was going on.

            As far as these Padrons go, I’ve never really liked these…price is good yeah, but there are others in this range I like better for sure.

  • iseedro

    padrons are second on my favorites list especially this 4000

    • Freddy62

      I’m right there with you, they are great smokes although I seem to like the natural stick better than this particular one.

  • alwayscigartime

    I have never chosen a cigar from one of the Padron lines and wished i had picked something different. Never been disappointed with their performance. Sure the cheaper lines are not as complex, but they are a go to for sure.

    • dupkaman

      I smoke this stick on the golf course…..good flavor and big enough to last 5 holes.
      On weekends I smoke a 64 while sipping my favorite single malt scotch. After years of smoking around I have settled into a marriage with Padron.

  • Freddy62

    Although this isn’t my favorite Padron stick, Padron is my “dependable” go to smoke!!

  • Griff

    I recently smoked a Padron lonsdale natural and maduro back to back and could hardly tell the difference. They even look almost identical.

    • Orrza

      I agree, the padrons naturals are really dark and could easily be confused with maduros.
      I can’t tell the difference unless they are in the box 🙂

  • Bpope31

    I has that same problem. I think I bought maduro but even some in the box looked different from each other. It was quite confusing.

  • Daniel.A

    i remember when my brother and i got our first padrons. well i can’t recall the flavors. but i know i love the 64. and i look to have some padrons in my new yukon humidor.

  • DairyLandCigarFan414

    Had this stick yesterday, pretty similar experience. 1st and 2nd 3rd were great the 3rd 3rd was eh…didn’t dig the deep earth towards the end and the smoke production went way down so overall it was a good stick. I would buy this again.

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