Aganorsa Leaf Guardian of the Farm Cerberus Lonsdale - Blind Cigar Review

Aganorsa Leaf Guardian of the Farm Cerberus Lonsdale – Blind Cigar Review

Cigar Info

Last November, announced a new blend in their line. The is named after the three headed dog in Greek Mythology that stood watch at the gates of Hades. Previous blends in the series we named after actual dogs at Nicaraguan Farms.

This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed. All of our cigars reviewed are shipped to the panelists with Boveda packs to ensure optimal smoking experience.

The blend for is a Nicaraguan puro, it also uses tobacco 100% from Aganorsa Farms. The blend includes a new tobacco, Corojo 2012 used for the wrapper. The was the first cigar from Aganorsa to use the new wrapper.

is packaged in boxes of 15. It is available in three vitolas: a 6 ¼ x 52 Toro, a 6×44 , and a 5×54 Robusto. The cigar didn't fully launch until 2022, but there were 200 ten count boxes of a special 6×52 toro vitola that were sold as a sneak preview to members of the CIGAR.com Elite Advantage Loyalty Program in November of 2021. This version actually made our Top 25 Cigars of 2021.

Vital Stats:

Vitola:
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 44
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo 2012
Binder:
Filler:
Factory:
Blender: Max Fernandez
Number of reviewers: 4 (Eulogy) () (Chad Tchad) (fullermaine)
Price: $9.50
Age: 4 Months
Release Date: February 2022
Contributed by: Blind Man's Puff

Initial Impressions – Aganorsa Leaf Guardian of the Farm Cerberus Lonsdale

Appearance: 93

“Lighter color wrapper with many veins and some seams noted.” – (Chad Tchad)

Aroma: 91

“Getting some woody notes from the foot of the cigar; rest of the cigar has an instant cocoa smell to it.” – (Chad Tchad)

First Third

Flavor: 90
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Light-Medium

“Notes of oak and earthy flavors on the initial draw. Retrohale with very light white pepper. After about 10 minutes some slight notes of banana flavors have developed.” – (Chad Tchad)

“Profile is just touching medium. Pepper and caramel are notes that have exposed themselves thus far. Aged tobacco joins close after and has a chalky taste as well. The draw is a little tight.” – ()

Second Third

Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The draw has improved considerably from the first third. Baking spice, leather, hay, mild pepper, and anise are a lot richer now with a creamy smoke output. The retrohale is very woody with a good hit of pepper. ” – (Eulogy)

“Leather notes have been replaced with the returning notes of roasted peanuts.” – (fullermaine)

Final Third

Flavor: 93
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The strength is starting to run over me at the end. Maybe it is just me but it is a bit uncomfortable to me and I'm feeling like hiccups are about to start. The flavors are still good but very earthy. Notes of leather, pepper, cedar, hay, and baking spice are all still very present. ” – (Eulogy)

“Most of the pepper has dissipated. It still has a very sweet and woody flavor with a little pepper and sweet finish. This was a very nice stick.” – ()

Overall Impressions – Aganorsa Leaf Guardian of the Farm Cerberus Lonsdale

Draw: 89

“Started way too tight but did open up after about an inch into the experience. It did open up and the smoke output and texture were both great.” – (Eulogy)

Burn: 90

“No touch-ups needed and performed well throughout.” – ()

Construction: 93

“Excellent construction with a minor fault at the beginning of this cigar.” – (fullermaine)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 93

“The strength really threw me for a loop at the end. It was just too strong for me and I wasn't expecting it. The flavors are pretty good if you like earthy profiles. There just isn't anything super special about it. It performs well, has great construction, and I really enjoy the size but I don't see where it would fit into a rotation personally.” – (Eulogy)

“A good profile with a good burn. Had a little trouble with the draw but wow, a great cigar.” – ()

“The first two-thirds of the cigar were good earth, oak, and banana flavors with some spicy white pepper on retrohale. However, tar build-up at the end really took flavors away and tightened the draw, and bitterness flavor took over.” – (Chad Tchad)

“A nice sweet cigar with notes of sugar, peanuts, leather, and burnt toast. A minor touch-up was needed due to splitting. A nice dessert cigar that I'd try again.” – (fullermaine)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 62

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Experience
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To view the complete scores and notes, click here.

Aganorsa Leaf Guardian of the Farm Cerberus Lonsdale – Blind Cigar Review

Summary
"A nice sweet cigar with notes of sugar, peanuts, leather, and burnt toast. A minor touch-up was needed due to splitting. A nice dessert cigar that I'd try again." - (fullermaine)
Appearance
93
Aroma
91
First Third
90
Second Third
92
Final Third
93
Draw
89
Burn
90
Construction
93
Overall Experience
93
92
Great