Blind Cigar Review: Felipe Gregorio | Power 2014 Collection Triple R

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Blind Cigar Review: Felipe Gregorio | Power 2014 Collection Triple R

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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.

Vitola: Double Robusto
Length: 5.5″
Ring Gauge: 55
Country of Origin: Costa Rica
Wrapper: Costa Rican Rosado
Binder: Costa Rican Habano
Filler: Costa Rica
Factory:
Blender:
Number of reviewers: 5—– (shuckins) (McGreggor57) (WyldKnyght) (pmr1010) (rhetorik)
Price: $14.00
Age: 4 Months
Release Date: August 2014
Contributed by: Felipe Gregorio

 

Initial Impressions

Appearance: 90

“This cigar had a dark reddish brown wrapper, which I believe to be Colorado, and had an even sheen to it. Some veins were present, though they added to the look rather than take away from it. It was evenly rolled and thick with a good amount of firmness.” – (pmr1010)

Aroma: 91

“The wrapper has a bit of an herbal quality while the foot is a little more earthy. Pre-light draw is also herbal and a little citrusy.” – (rhetorik)

First Third

 

Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Upon lighting, there was a distinct taste and smell of nutmeg which subsided only slightly over the duration of the first third. Cocoa and a little hay were also present in the profile towards the latter half of the first third. The burn was even, nearly perfect for the first third.” – (pmr1010)

“That herbal sweetness is the first thing I get from the smoke as I got from the pre-light. Some earthiness comes in soon after lighting. The flavors in this cigar are very interesting and unique. Further in, the flavors turn a bit sour, not sure yet if I like where this is going. This cigar is a little tough to keep lit, like it keeps wanting to go out, almost like it’s over-humidified, but it is not.” – (rhetorik)

Second Third

 

Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“A musty earth tasting tobacco leads the way, followed closely by a light allspice tasting coffee. There is a trace of leather slipping in and adding a bit of creaminess to the cigar.” – (shuckins)

“The second third is void of any real flavor. I do pick up some citrus on the finish but still get primarily tobacco and a little leather. The draw is finally opening up and the smoke production increasing. I’m hoping this allows more flavor to come through the cigar.” – (McGreggor57)

Final Third

 

Flavor: 87
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The same flavors were present throughout the entire cigar. A musty earth taste was up front most of the way. The coffee with leather helped keep the cigar smooth, even when a little more pepper joined the allspice at the very end.” – (shuckins)

“During the final third, the mint was the most prevalent flavor. My mouth started to tingle from the flavor. The burn evened itself out, and the smoke continued to be light and wispy.” – (WyldKnyght)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 84

“A firm draw that probably could have benefited from a draw tool. There was still plenty of smoke.” – (shuckins)

Burn: 90

“Only some minor burn issues, slightly uneven and wavy at times, it did even itself out in the end.” – (WyldKnyght)

Construction: 88

“My cigar was plugged near the shoulder. That combined with an unraveling wrapper and wonky burn line lead me to believe I (hopefully) smoked the exception, or there are some QC issues.” – (McGreggor57)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Overall Experience: 87

“A decent smoking experience with gentle flavors. I wish there was another dimension or two though.” – (shuckins)

“I really hope my palate was off today. I detected no noteworthy flavors with only tobacco, a bit of leather and citrus for the entire cigar. Not bad flavors mind you, just no interest offered. The draw issues found in my sample really made it difficult to pull any flavors from the cigar. If the construction issues were a fluke, then I would smoke another one, but probably on the golf course.” – (McGreggor57)

“I thoroughly enjoyed the cigar, it was very one dimensional, but due to the flavor profile it was still good. I can’t wait to find what it was.” – (WyldKnyght)

“I think this cigar was young. Since it burned nearly perfectly, I cannot say that it was over humidified, so it must have been young. Great flavors came and went but harsh ones did too. It was just never where I could sit back and relax to enjoy the cigar, a pleasant flavor was usually followed by something that made me want to take a drink.” – (pmr1010)

“I was interested in the first third of this cigar because it was unique, but it went downhill after that. The flavor never really changed aside from getting sour and bitter. The construction performance was not good either. Hopefully it was just my sample, but based on it I can’t recommend it.” – (rhetorik)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 65

  • Appearance 90% 90%
  • Aroma 91% 91%
  • First Third 88% 88%
  • Second Third 88% 88%
  • Final Third 87% 87%
  • Draw 84% 84%
  • Burn 90% 90%
  • Construction 88% 88%
  • Overall Experience 87% 87%

Total Score - Good

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