Foundry Elements Carbon Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, May 24, 2014
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Foundry Elements Carbon Cigar Review

This 5.5×60 stick features a chunky dark brown mottled wrapper with a firm pack, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, large double cap and rich musty hay aroma. First light reveals a good draw with light medium bodied sweet oily creamy earth smoke followed by a short clean finish. The first third smokes perfectly, with a razor sharp burn and perfect draw showing flavors much like the start, added to by a smooth nuttiness on the draw and very slight pepper flavor on the finish. Hitting the 1/2 way point at 40 minutes, the blend shows no changes at all, continuing the same perfect performance, dropping the ash 30 minutes in with a solid thud. Ending at 1:15 the last third dropped the sweetness and nut just going to a smooth deeper earth with a bolder pepper staying through the now long finish. Thank you to Foundry Cigars for providing this sample for review!

  • viewer_tan

    Sometimes I think the Cuban crafters cut too much off, depending on the cap.

    So for certain smokes, I use my Xikar to get a shallow cut

  • Jared Grillot

    Xikar X-8 can easily cut 60+ gauge cigars, and can cut a 70 as well as this one cuts a 60, though many guys I know use a punch multiple times (2-3) to get an appropriate draw on these big guys. Full cut on a 60+ often results in a crazy open draw, and the accompanying burn troubles.

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