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Apr 23

El Primer Mundo Rosado Oscuro Perfecto Cigar Review

Posted on Saturday, April 23, 2011 in Cigar Reviews

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.

Nov 27

Cohiba Maduro 5 Secretos Cigar Review

Posted on Saturday, November 27, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

Cohiba Maduro 5 Secretos Cigar Review

This 4.3×40 maduro stick hails from Cuba. Thus this review is more of a free information look and comparison, since most of my viewers will not be able to buy these. The wrapper is dark brown with a firm thick feel, an uneven handmade roll, minimal veins and tight seams. The aroma is rich tobacco with a little pepper. First light reveals a tight draw with plenty of thick medium bodied smoke production and deep earthy flavor. The whole cigar is the same from start to finish as far as flavors go, ending at 45 min to the nub. Rich deep earth, a touch of coffee here and there and some black pepper on the long finish. It holds medium-full both in body and flavor with a perefct draw and burn all the way down. Thank you very much to Jeremie Plouffe for generously sending me this in for review, I greatly appreciate it!

Mar 1

Ashton VSG Eclipse Tubos Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, March 1, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

Ashton VSG Eclipse Tubos Cigar Review

This 6×52 dark chocolate stick comes wrapped in a cedar sleeve, inside a black aluminum tube for easy transport and storage. Offering a robust, slightly veiny irregular roll it presents slight tooth, a firm pack and beautiful chocolate tobacco aroma. Starting on the mild-medium body side of things, it opens with (more…)