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Last year Esteban Disla came out with a new cigar brand. He is a co-owner of the Fabrica de Tabacos NicaSueño S.A. factory, which is best known for producing RoMa Craft Tobac cigars. Disla’s mother worked for Serigo Cuevas in the at the Tabacalera Cuevas & Hermanos factory. He and his brother Raul, who is the factory manager at NACSA, worked as young kids and later as adults for Cuevas. In 1997, they moved with Cuevas to Nicaragua to the Nica Habano factory. Disla would then become the chief of production at Latin Cigars S.A., the factory that produced CAO and Toraño cigars and is now known as STG Estelí. The name  gets its  name from Cuba, it was a nickname that Cuevas gave to a young Disla.

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.

is produced at NicaSueño. It uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, Brazilian Arapiraca Castaño binder and fillers from the and Nicaragua. The line is offered in three sizes: Robusto (5 x 52, $7.25), (5 1/2 x 46, $7.25) and Torpedo (6 x 54, $8.75). It’s being distributed by Popsiech Inc., the company that makes the Powstanie brand, which is also produced at NicaSueño.

Blind Cigar Review: Guáimaro | CoronaVital Stats:

Vitola:
Length: 5.5″
Ring Gauge: 46
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
Binder: Brazilian Arapiraca Castaño
Filler: & Nicaragua
Factory: NicaSueño S.A.
Blender: Esteban Disla
Number of reviewers: 4 Matt C. (Big Matt) Eric (smalls29) Jason H. (Jokey Smurf) Zane G. (Zane)
Price: $7.50
Age: 3 Months
Release Date: November 2016
Contributed by: Blind Man’s Puff

Blind Cigar Review: Guáimaro | CoronaInitial Impressions

Appearance: 89

“This is a nice looking box press with a nice, dark wrapper. The filler looks like it is not packed too tight but some of the leaf edges appear to be separating. I am also suspicious of the cap. The edges are coming up and feel harder then normal. This makes me wonder how it will stand up to being punched or cut.” –Eric (smalls29)

Aroma: 91

“The aroma coming off the wrapper of sweet milk chocolate. Strong sweet aroma on the foot.” –Zane G. (Zane)

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First Third

Flavor: 91
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“This cigar starts with oak, earth, cream and espresso. Finish is woody liqueur. Retro is in this precedence oak, coffee, and black pepper. Strength is medium and body by the end of the 1/3 is teetering on medium full. Construction impresses. Ash is dense, color is more salt less pepper.” –Matt C. (Big Matt)

“The initial puffs did not disappoint considering the aroma pre light…I feel like I’m smoking a café mocha… Hints of espresso which are caressed by dark and semi sweet chocolate. The smoke is heavy and rich but somewhat surprisingly the finish is very short and leaves my palate clean and fresh.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

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Second Third

Flavor: 89
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Exhale is barnyard, dark earth, coffee, strong oak, and chocolate notes. Finish is still woody with a liqueur like finish. Retrohale has settle down and we have oak and cream, the black pepper is gone. Strength is medium. Body is medium full.” –Matt C. (Big Matt)

“The wonderful flavors of mocha have remained into the second portion of this cigar while there has developed a spicy warmth on my tongue. This portion has also revealed a dramatic increase in brier through the nose that surprised me when it hit. One of the retro hale was smooth and silky, and the next…. Wham! My eyes watered…a few puffs layer or lessened just a bit but has remained strong enough that I’m laying off the retro to protect my sinus and tear ducts.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

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Final Third

Flavor: 87
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Exhale is still barnyard, dark earth, coffee, strong oak, and chocolate notes. Finish is very woody. Retrohale is still dominantly oak and cream… a strong black pepper has now returned along with mineral notes. Strength is medium-full. Body is medium full.” –Matt C. (Big Matt)

“The final portion of this cigar has shown a shift from sweet and chocolaty to deep and dark espresso with earth and black pepper heavy through the nose. The finish has remained short and I’m appreciative of this as my mouth still feels clean and I don’t find myself with excessive saliva and I’m not having to reach for my drink after every puff. I’m looking this shift as I was hoping for something with a little oomph tonight… This fits the bill without making my head spin.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 95

“Effortless. I loved it.” –Eric (smalls29)

Burn: 90

“The burn and combustion line was sharp from start to finish.” –Matt C. (Big Matt)

Construction: 91

“This was a a dam fine looking, sexy cigar that performed well and had a crooked but strong ash. The good burn and excellent draw iced the cake for me… Well done!” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

Overall Strength: Medium-Strong
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
Experience Overall: 88

“Sample 612 is a very good cigar across the whole board. Exhale was dominant barnyard, dark earth, coffee, strong oak, and chocolate notes. The burn and construction were great. I will be picking up a handful of these when I figure out what this cigar is.” –Matt C. (Big Matt)

“This one started off very nice with a nice sweet pre-light aroma. However, it grew bitter over time. There was a good peppery taste and tingle on the palate throughout. However, I was sad when the sweet berry flavors were not present during smoking. The flavors of woods and peppers were the predominant flavors. The undertones of cinnamon and coffee quickly disappeared during the middle third. This one is enjoyable if you enjoy a bold, bitter cigar. I would enjoy this one again but not on a regular basis.” –Eric (smalls29)

“Another very good blind cigar. The flavors showed my some variety to keep things interesting but all of the flavors were damn fine for me. This is something I could end just about any day with… Where can I find a box??” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

“Overall I enjoyed this cigar. I was really expecting a bit more out of it though from the way it started. Throughout the cigar I just kept wanting more flavors to come through.” –Zane G. (Zane)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 68

  • Appearance 89% 89%
  • Aroma 91% 91%
  • First Third 91% 91%
  • Second Third 89% 89%
  • Final Third 87% 87%
  • Draw 95% 95%
  • Burn 90% 90%
  • Construction 91% 91%
  • Overall Experience 88% 88%

Total Score - Very Good - 90

 

Reviewer
Appearance
Aroma
1/3
2/3
3/3
Draw
Burn
Constr.
Overall
Experience
Matt C.909090908793909290
Eric889090888595928888
Jason H.959595959597909595
Zane G.909292908795909088

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