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Hoyo de Monterrey Dark Sumatra Noche Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, August 2, 2013
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Hoyo de Monterrey Dark Sumatra Noche Cigar Review

This 6.5×52 stick features a very dark chocolate mottled wrapper with a firm pack, fine sand paper like tooth, slight oil sheen, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, double cap and rich musty pepper and earth aroma, under a cedar sleeve. First light reveals a perfect draw with plentiful thick medium bodied smoke showing a creamy earth and a light short finish. The first third burns quickly but perfectly, dropping the ash a couple inches in with a perfect burn line and draw. Flavors are the same but the finish is very dry and parching. Hitting the 1/2 way point at 35 minutes, the draw flavors get heavier with a deeper more substantial earth and the finish grows longer. Ending out at 1:05 the last third remained consistent with perfect performance and no strength. Thank you very much to Dexter Hicks for sending this sample in for review, I greatly appreciate it!

  • MorganGeo

    Boom goes the Tiki! =)

  • TimB

    Got a 5 pack of these and really liked them nice taste.

  • yosef5

    Another good Cigar& review

  • lazyboy

    Haven’t had a hoyo in a while, I really like the dark knight. I’m hoping for another cheap stick shoot out soon. Has anyone ever had the ci knockoffs. Or the Nicaraguan 2nds. I always tell myself I’m gonna try a bundle but never do.

    • Jared

      Dunno about the knock offs, but if you’re shooting for cheap and well received, they’re selling some Indian Tabac lines as $2 bundle sticks.

  • gtclark

    Great review – not a big fan of the cotton mouth effect, though.

  • Jared

    Not sure about the dry mouth, but otherwise this sounds like much of what I love about Honduran sticks – less pepper, more mustiness, low strength. Only thing missing, surprisingly, is the sweet and cedar, considering its cedar wrap and dark wrapper. Even so, sounds like I’d like it.

  • eric.hanson

    Got one of these sitting in my humidor, sounds like it will make a good smoke when I pull it out.

  • Bigdave

    Do any of you guys remember the Excalibur Royal Sterlings which came in around 2006 and lingered for about 1 year but are not discontinued? They have the same band as the Excalibur but is silver/grey in color. The wrapper is a chestnut colored Colorado Claro. I think I still have a few left in my humidor and will send one in for Bryan to review.:)

  • Tom Smitty

    Smoked a couple and the cedar dry mouth deal is real. First review to mention it, and the rest is spot on.

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