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Montecristo Espada Guard Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, July 25, 2015
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This 6×50 stick features a dark brown buttery soft wrapper with a firm even pack, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, large double cap and faint wood aroma.  First light reveals a good draw with decent medium bodied smoke showing a nice sweet wood an the draw followed by a short general tobacco finish.  The first third develops the sweetness to a fleeting caramel joined by a deep earth on the draw.  The finish is long with a substantial pepper bite that holds to the next draw.  Burn is perfect with a razor sharp line, tight ash and great draw.  Hitting the 1/2 way point at 45 minutes the burn is very slow and perfect, keeping the same flavor profile.  Ending at 1:45  the last third just brought in a bit of strength to the mix matching the body at medium.

  • Swede214

    Really enjoyed your thoughts about why you are in the garage doing you review. So very honest and true. Common sense!

  • Rob

    Thanks for that review BG! Really enjoyed your input on this stick that I’ve had my eye on for a while. Definitely going to be picking up a box soon. I called it on fb about a review in the near future when you posted the pic (while doing the review) lol. Keep up the fantastic work!

  • Dirk

    Hey! long time since I have signed on but have been watching all the videos as well as two wheel obsession.. love the bobber project anyway.. another spot on review.. I really enjoy your handling of the morons.. might want to ditch the shirt however.. take care..

  • eslifer

    What’s with the header at the top of the page blocking a portion of the video? It’s annoying enough that I stopped watching the review.

    • I have no idea what you are talking about and no one else have ever complained about anything like that.

      • eslifer

        When I open CO the Cigar Obsession banner is large (estimating it’s about 2 inches wide) and comes down far enough to cut off the top of the video. To make that banner smaller (to where it’s about 1/2 an inch), I have to scroll down to a point where the top of the video is once again cut off.

        • You must be viewing on a very very tiny screen?

          • eslifer


          • email me a screenshot – it has to be something on your end. bryan@cigarobsession.com

          • Bill

            Same issue. WIN10/Firefox 39.

          • send me a screenshot, I am not seeing anything here on any browser. The other guy never sent anything.

          • eslifer

            Sorry about the delay. Zoom was on 125% so my old eyes can see better. Works if the zoom is reduced to 100%

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