This 4.75×50 cigar features a dark brown wrapper with slight red hue, a light pack but with a rock hard slightly toothy wrapper, small veins, tight seams, an oily feel and sheen with a rich smooth tobacco aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw without clipping the foot, bold pepper and spice blasts through the long finish with medium body flavors of a smooth slightly sweet leather. The first third develops along the same lines just getting creamier and upping the body a touch. 35 minutes in just past the 1/2 way point the pepper and spice drops leaving the very smooth and creamy flavors still going with a ton of smoke. Ending at 50 minutes where it began getting very warm and nutty, the cigar ended with excellent construction and rich flavors throughout. Thank you very much to Ken Spraberry for donating this sample for review, I appreciate it!
This 6×60 cigar is made of three different wrappers stacked in thirds. Starting at the foot with Connecticut, then Habano then maduro at the head. It features a butter soft feel, a few small veins, tight seams, double cap and a pungent barnyard aroma at all spots. First light reveals (more…)
This 5×48 box pressed stick offers a butter soft mottled dark brown oily wrapper with small veins you can see but not feel, invisible seams, a double cap and firm even feel. The aroma is a rich chocolate that you can smell several inches away. First light reveals a very firm draw but decent smoke output with very peppery tobacco medium-full body flavors and an oily zingy long finish. The first third mellows to a medium body of just oily aged tobacco. By the start of the 2nd third flavors had changed slightly to include a creamy earth note, but it’s light and blends well with the tobacco core. 55 min in the 2nd third ends adding a bit of a creamy mocha flavor and brings the body to a medium-full again. Ending at 1:10 min where it started getting hot and the flavors washed out, the remainder showed no further changes. Thank you very much to Don Abram Harris Cigars for sending this for review!
This 5×60 stick offers a deep brown wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, a soft velvety feel and a very firm solid pack with an oily tobacco aroma. First light shows a tight draw with minimal smoke output, smooth oily tobacco flavors and a long tobacco finish. The first third brings a better draw with good smoke output. Flavors are a medium bodied smooth oily creamy textured slightly sweet earth with the same on the long finish. The 2nd third changes slightly morphing the tobacco flavor to a soft leather but on the light side. Ending at 1:25 the last third showed little change, just getting deeper in the aftertaste. Thank you to DiFazioCigars.com for providing this sample for review!
This 7.5×50 stick comes wrapped in a very dry and soft squishy light tan leaf, with minimal veins, invisible seams and a slightly soapy aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw giving medium bodied flavors of a rich creamy oily wood, with a thick chewy mouthfeel and long finish. The first third ups the flavors to include a slight sweetness and nuts, also taking it to a medium-full body – very satisfying flavors and quite surprising to me, for a connecticut! The 2nd third drops the wood and brings up the creamy nut flavors. The ash is holding less than an inch at a time. Ending at 1:15 minutes, the last third showed no further changes, proving the cigar to be quite consistent all the way down. Thank you very much to DiFazioCigars.com for providing this sample for review!
La Herencia De Cuba White Petite Torpedo Cigar Review
This 5×52 torpedo stick offers a dark chocolate wrapper with slight tooth, a firm even feel, minimal veins and smooth seams. The aroma is a beautiful peppery and caramel tobacco. First light reveals a mild dry tobacco with slight black pepper flavors, good smoke production and an easy draw. The first third goes in just 15 min and holds all the same flavors, adding a buttery finish with a slight pepper kick. 25 min in at the half way point the flavors change a bit coming up to a medium body, increasing in smoke production and adding a creamier mouth feel on the finish. Ending at 45 min where it began to get a bit warm for me, the flavors were still the same however the strength had built from a mild to a medium-full by the end!
This 4.5×50 box pressed maduro stick offers a dark chocolate, satin wrapped stick with firm construction, minimal veins, tight seams, a ton of oil sheen and feel and a mild peppery tobacco aroma. First light reveals a plain deep medium bodies tobacco with a heavy after taste. The entire rest of the 45 min experience was exactly the same – very plain with a bad aftertaste of plain tobacco. I want my $2 back.
This 6×52 sick offers an extremely oily, toothy rich dark chocolate wrapper with tight seams, minimal veins and a sweet chocolate and earth aroma. First light reveals a very oily medium bodied earthy flavor with a ton of rich smoke and a perfect draw. The first third develops to a mild-medium body of slightly sweet and nutty earth with a deep finish. 50 min in at the 1/2 way point flavors were very consistent, however the stick liked to tunnel and went out prompting a relight without further incident. The stick ended at 1:35 with slightly different but overall consistent flavors at the last third, moving to a slight caramel and nut combo, with the same great smoke draw and finish.
This 6×60 dark chocolate stick offers a chunky, firm wrapper with minimal veins and seams. It gives a peppery and sweet tobacco aroma. First light reveals a light medium body smoke with peppery and sweet tobacco flavor. The first third is a bit light on smoke needing double-puffs and tunneling a bit, prompting touchups. Flavors are consistent with the addition of a slight leather. The 2nd third evens out the burn a bit but doesn’t change the flavor profile noticeably, only bringing a slight harshness to the back of my throat. The last third brings a touch of cinnamon but overall the whole thing is very consistent. Strength wise it is just about topping the charts near the end here although with only 1/2 as much flavor. I’m ending the stick a good 20 min early at this point simply because this combo isn’t something I enjoy at all and don’t like the after effects of too much power. Smoking the whole thing would easily bring a 1:45 smoke time. Thank you very much to Jeremie Plouffe for generously sending this for review, I did enjoy trying it!
This 5×45 stick offers a rustic, medium brown slightly toothy and oily wrapper with an even slightly spongy feel and mild barnyard aroma. First light brings a slightly firm draw with a ton of rich smooth smoke output and flavors of (more…)
This 5×56 torpedo sports a dark chocolate, soft but toothy firm wrapper with minimal veins, and a rich potpourri like spicy scent. First light reveals a slightly firm draw with adaquate smoke production. Flavors are medium bodied with a rich oily slightly sweet tobacco, and a good bit of pepper and spice especially on the long deep finish. The first third brings quite a complex blend of toast, coffee, then a spicy leather with a bit of pepper. The finish grows the pepper and adds spice, holding on well to the next draw. Body is a good medium-full. By the 1/2 way point the ash had just dropped off, burn was perfect and the flavors had mellowed a bit pushing more of the coffee. The last third continued the trend changing to a smooth creamy coffee with a pepper zing at the end of the draw. Total burn time to the nub was 1:15. Thank you very much to Chaz from Long Island for generously sending this in for review!