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Mark Twain No. 3 Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, October 10, 2013
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Mark Twain No. 3 Cigar Review

This 8×54 stick features a soft squishy tan wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, a leather like tooth and patterning, double cap and rich nutty aroma. First light reveals a loose draw with no resistance, plenty of rich medium-full bodied smoke with flavors of a slightly bitter wood and soft short finish. The first third settles at a medium body, smoking very well but very fast and squishy just bringing a woody flavor all around.The 2nd third cruises along dropping all the bitterness and giving an airy warm tobacco to go along with the soft nuttiness while the finish grows longer. Body is down to mild-medium and construction is great. Finishing out at just over an hour it certainly did burn fast and hot ending with well over an inch remaining that got squishy. Flavors in the last bit were unchanged. Thank you very much to viewer Rudy Woodhouse for providing me with this to review!

  • smokethis

    These are not my cup of tea.
    Thanks for the review.

  • Boucher207

    Glad someone sent in one of these for review, ive seen these for extremely cheap by the box but didnt want a whole box lying around if i didnt like them.

  • rockjock

    While it doesn’t sound like an excellent cigar it certainly sounds good for a couple bucks. I am glad to hear that a cigar named after such a famous smoker wasn’t worthless.

  • Robert

    So, it is what I thought it was. There are better cheap sticks out there. Thanks Brian, for the review.

  • Aximillian

    I recall this stick being rejected from a Lottery (I believe it was 12 or 13). Glad you put it to good use. I’ve pondered if these were worth it. Very useful review.

    • This was not from the lottery, I clearly thanked who sent it in. I do not pull anything from the lottery to review!

      • Aximillian

        Oh, my apologies, I didn’t mean to imply it was that particular stick. Just that a Mark Twain was not up to par for the lottery.

    • Jared

      It wasn’t rejected, but it was considered pushing the cheap limits. Same drawing as the super-Gurkha pile, if I remember correctly.

      • lostonmonday

        The Mark Twain was in lotto 10, the Gurkha palooza was 11. The Twains are pretty cheap, but if you compare them to an Arganese, they’re gold!

  • Duleigh

    I really enjoy the Mark Twain, I’ve been through at least a box of all three sizes, their simple flavor profile makes them a “comfort smoke”. Although they burn quick I’ve never had one with a loose draw, and every one had an immaculate wrapper. My only complaint is that the band is hard to remove.

    • lostonmonday

      You might like the Graycliff ‘G2’ if you like the Twains. The G2’s are a little more complex but still mild, and to me they don’t have the slight bitterness Mark Twain’s do.

      • Duleigh

        I love the G2, whenever they’re on sale I’m all over them. However my mission is to make this hobby as affordable as possible, therefore my current passion is PDR overruns for my daily smoke, while I let my tobacconist at the B&M chose my ‘Weekenders’

  • Jared

    Seems like a good giveaway stick to keep around or yardgar that doesn’t require a lot of attention.

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