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 5×50 cigar features a dark milk chocolate wrapper with a rough tooth, minimal veins, ragged seams, firm even pack and a rich oily tobacco aroma. First light reveals an extremely loose draw but great smoke output. Flavors are medium bodied with a silky smooth aged tobacco and nut taste on the short finish. The first third shows copious amounts of thick medium-full bodied smoke with creamy wood and light tobacco and pepper flavors. The draw snugged up perfectly after a few draws in and burn is almost razor sharp. 25 minutes in just past the 1/2 way point, flavors shift just a bit, dropping the wood and going to a bright but deep earth especially on the finish and adding a bit of cinnamon at points. Ending at 45 minutes the last third shifted to a very creamy nut, also dropping the pepper. Thank you very much to La Garita Cigar Co for sending this sample for review!
This dark black 6×50 maduro stick features small veins, tight seams, minor imperfections such as outer cracks and holes, a firm, lumpy pack, rough paper texture, slight oil sheen and mild manure aroma. First light reveals a very snug draw putting off an ok amount of smoke with mild bodied flavors of a slightly sweet earth with a short clean finish. The first third brings the body up to medium and improves the draw, producing much better amounts of smoke. Flavors are a wet earth with a bit of sweetness like a butterscotch, which quickly gives way to a black pepper taste on the longer finish. 40 minutes in at the 1/2 way point, draw had opened up to normal, burn was great, and body was up to medium-full. Flavors had dropped the sweetness, just going to a deep creamy and peppery earth with a very oily mouthfeel. Ending at 1:15 min the last third showed no further changes. Thank you very much to viewer Jeff Oda for providing me this for review!
This 6.5×42 cigar features a dark brown wrapper with a smooth satin finish and slight oil sheen. It has a soft, even pack minimal veins, tight seams and a sweet soapy aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw, good rich thick smoke output, creamy tobacco and leather flavors with a bit of bitterness. The first third develops in to medium-full body flavors of a sweet creamy coffee and leather, with a good pepper kick that builds through the long finish. The 1/2 way point comes at 30 minutes in, with no changes whatsoever to the profile. Ending at 50 minutes, the last third dropped the leather and most of the pepper, continuing the creamy coffee flavors with no strength buzz, just lots of rich flavor. Thank you very much to viewer Miguel Feliciano for sending me this to review, I appreciate it!
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This 6.5×42 cigar features a medium tan wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, an even pack with slight spongy give, satin feel and a soapy, chocolate and hay aroma. First light reveals a great draw and smoke output with medium bodied flavors of an earth and dry tobacco with a short finish. The first third continues the first light experience with a very deep, dry taste – you want a drink with this. 25 min in at the 1/2 way point, flavors have shifted to not only the tobacco but a slight caramel sweetness, nuttiness with a light airy earth and a pepper kick coming in on the long finish. 40 minutes in the flavors transition to a very rich creamy leather, with a bit of pepper and spice on the finish. Ending at 50 minutes where it began getting very warm, around where the band point would be if they had any, it produced no further changes. Thank you very much to Lagaritacigar.com for sending this for review! Photography by BGPictures.com
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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 5.5×48-52 perfecto stick offers a very dark brown, almost black wrapper with a slight red hue, a velvet texture and a rock hard pack. It shows minimal veins, tight seams, very even firm construction and offers a barnyard and tobacco aroma. First light reveals an insanely tight draw but big medium-full flavors of deep oily tobacco and white pepper with a long earthy finish. 10 minutes in the draw opens up to a very nice light resistance and smoke output is excellent. Flavors are very deep and substantial with a long full finish. The draw flavors are very woody and peppery with an oily slick on the lips but dry parched mouthfeel. 25 minutes in I had to give it a small touchup, there was a strip on one side that wasn’t burning. 35 minutes in hitting the 1/2 way point flavors shift just lightly, adding a dark chocolate in to the mix. Ending at 1:15 the 2nd half proved to be very similar, only changing the draw back to snug, but not a big problem. I did have to give it another touchup, and the ash on this last half was not as firm as the first, flowering and flaking quite a bit. Thank you very much to our fan Jeremie Plouffe for providing this sample for review, I appreciate it very much brother!
This 7.5×40 stick offers a beautiful soft dark brown wrapper with a slight redish hue. Veins are minimal, seams are tight and even. It has a firm pack, a little pigtail tip and soft chocolate and barnyard aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with huge clouds of thick rich smoke giving medium-full body flavors of a deep oily earth and fine aged tobacco with a bit of very smooth pepper. The first third develops to a sweet, creamy, oily nut with aged tobacco, the finish going very short and clean with just a bit of earthy aftertaste. The ash holds on for an inch at a time, and the burn is fairly quick. 20 minutes in the 2nd third starts by shifting flavors a touch, dropping the nuttiness and replacing it with a soft leather. The last third shows no further changes although the burn slowed a bit and the ash fell shorter. Ending at 1:10 I enjoyed it right down to the nub. Thank you very much to viewer Megladon8 for sending this for review!
El Primer Mundo Rosado Oscuro Perfecto Cigar Review
This 6×54 stick features a perfecto shape – like a torpedo at both ends. It’s definitely hand made, with slightly uneven construction in the roll although the pack feels firm and even. It has a good heft in the hand, minimal veins, invisible seams and a dark brown wrapper with a very soft tobacco aroma, a very nice humidor smell. First light reveals unfortunately a completely plugged cigar. It felt like there was a solid plug near the head, and it took a couple minutes of working it with my fingertips to loosen it up and be able to draw anything though. The first third produces thick almost chewy smoke with oily, rich smooth creamy tobacco flavors. A sweetness and pepper come on the end of the draw and carry through on the short finish, leaving just a pepper zing. 15 minutes in the flavors shift to a creamy sweet nuttiness, keeping the peppery finish. The second third holds the same flavors, hitting the 1/2 way point at the 40 minute mark. Near the end of the 2nd third the cigar completely went out all of a sudden, with a 1/2″ hard and burned section that had to be burned and tapped off to relight. The last third takes on a deeper earthiness replacing the nut flavors. Ending at 1:10, the last third showed no further changes, although the wrapper near the band point had begun to unravel. Obviously this stick had some construction issues throughout.
This 5×50 dark brown oily wrapped cigar features minimal veins, a slick firm pack, invisible tight seams and a rich tobacco aroma. As I toast this up I talk a little about what ‘vintage tobacco’ means. First light reveals a very mild airy smoke with an earthy flavor and woody aftertaste with a great draw. The first third quickly develops to a mild-medium creamy smooth woody taste on the draw with a slightly bitter but oily wood finish. The 1/2 way point comes fairly quickly 25 minutes in, only adding a slight sweetness to the draw flavors. Ending at 45 minutes, the last third shifts just slightly, bringling a touch of licorice to what was just a general sweetness. Thank you to fan Megladon8 for supplying this sample fro review, I really appreciate it brother!
This 5.5×50 stick offers a dark brown box pressed wrapper with a slight Colorado red hue, an even spongy give, light pack, minimal veins and invisible seams. It has a soft paper like texture and a chocolate aroma. First light reveals a thick smooth chewy smoke, slightly snug draw and medium-full flavors of a sweet oily earth that builds a big pepper and spice blast on the short finish. The first third develops to a medium bodied smooth, sweet creamy leather with a nice loose draw. The finish still holds the big pepper and spice, making for an interesting contrast. Burn isn’t great, with large waves following the texture of the leaf and the ash is quite flowery. The 2nd third transitions 20 minutes in with a big cream flavor dominating with the pepper and spice kicking in and continuing to build over the finish. It dropped the earthy leather that was at the start, just producing the smooth oily cream. I did a good bit of touch up on it to even out the burn, and that produced a much more substantial body, it had gone quite mild before I did it. 35 minutes in, just after the 1/2 way point, I get an addition of a sweet licorice at the end of the draw that quickly fades. Body is back up to a medium-full and smoke output has increased producing huge clouds. The last third shifts yet again to a deep dry roasted nut flavor, with the same plumes of thick smoke. The cream and pepper is gone, leaving a dry almost parched mouthfeel on the finish. Ending at 1:00, it proved to have a good number of flavor transitions and was a very smooth smoke. Thank you very much to General Cigar for sending this sample for review!
This 6.5×52 dark brown cigar offers a firm pack, minimal veins, tight seams and a fine grit sandpaper feel. The aroms is faint tobacco and it feels very light in the hand. First light reveals a mild to medium big blast of syrupy sweetness and a smooth undertone of tobacco. The smoke is plentiful with a perfect draw and short finish. The first third holds on to much of the sweetness, and adds a bit of leathery earth but it’s not huge. There’s also a good bit of black pepper and spice that especially comes through on the finish, which is getting longer. The 1/2 way point comes in at 40 minutes, bringing up a creaminess and down the pepper and spice. After correcting a burn the body is a solid medium. The last third ended at 1:20 with no further changes. Thank you very much to Tarazonacigar.com for sending this for review!