Vital Stats:

Vitola:
Length: 5″
Ring Gauge: 54
Country of Origin:
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Factory:
Blender: David
Number of reviewers: 4 —– (shuckins) (WyldKnyght) (bigslowrock) (Dubv23)
Price: $4.90
Age: 4 Months
Release Date: August 2012
Contributed by: Blanco Cigar Company

Initial Impressions

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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.

Appearance: 90

“Very dark almost to the point of being a black wrapper. The wrapper is also very oily.” – (bigslowrock)

Aroma: 90

“Coffee, leather and woodsy tobacco smell.” – (shuckins)

Construction: 90

“The cigar doesn’t feel evenly filled. I’m also having color come off on my fingers as I smoke it.” – (bigslowrock)

First Third

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Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Pepper with a strong woodsy tobacco flavor on light up. Coffee on the light side, along with a nice anise flavor joined in soon after.” – (shuckins)

“The cigar started off with a very oily texture that coated the palate and left a light creamy leather but a nice noticeable molasses sweetness. The smoke output was decent but had a blue tint to it. The wrapper dyed my fingers dark brown immediately which was less than appealing to me.” – (Dubv23)

Second Third

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Flavor: 87
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Still peppery with a little less woody flavor. Coffee has a dark roast taste and the anise has a bit of a bite to it that gives everything a nice kick.” – (shuckins)

“This cigar went from decent to sub par. Harshness dominates the flavor profile. There are some other nicer flavors, but it’s really hard to get over the harshness.” – (bigslowrock)

Final Third

Blind Cigar Review: Blanco Liga Exclusiva de Familia Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro Robusto

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Flavor: 87
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“No real change in flavors, although the pepper faded enough to allow the anise to turn to leather, and picked up a nice creaminess as it neared the nub, providing a nice finish to the cigar.” – (shuckins)

“Final third continued to be mellow, almost bland. Burn was still an issue as it continued to tunnel. Near the end I started to get leather again and some ash flavor.” – (WyldKnyght)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 92

“Nice balance of openness and resistance that required a primer puff but once it was going produced decent smoke.” – (Dubv23)

Burn: 83

“Only thing this cigar did right was not go out. The burn line was all jacked requiring four or five touch-ups. Smoke production was not very good either.” – (bigslowrock)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Overall Experience: 85

“A decent cigar that I would smoke again, I only wish it had a couple more dimensions to it.” – (shuckins)

“This cigar started out good with lots of promise, but died out pretty quick. Not something I would smoke again.” – (WyldKnyght)

“Just not a very good cigar. I would not revisit it.” – (bigslowrock)

“The flavors were okay but nothing special. The flavors were not nearly as strong as the cigar would lead one to believe based off looks alone. It did deliver a solid sweetness and added depth that would allow it to be enjoyed by anyone. Unfortunately though, a novice smoker may be intimidated by such a dark wrapper. I was turned off when I noticed that the wrapper left a heavy brown tint to my fingers, lips and even the back of the band. It was a struggle to keep myself clean which would bother me if I was smoking at a shop or with friends.” – (Dubv23)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 70

Total Score: 87 (Fair)

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