Blind Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack | JJ14 Corona GordaCigar Info

Cigars debuted last year at the IPCPR trade show. The company was created by Brady Hayek, who owns Tobacco Row in Jackson, Wyo. and Napa, Calif.-based Napa Cigars.

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.

The uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, Nicaraguan Aganorsa binder and filler. These cigars are rolled at the factory in Esteli Nicaragua that produces Casa Fernandez, Illusione, and Warped. These cigars come packed in boxes of 20.

Blind Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack | JJ14 Corona GordaVital Stats:

Vitola:
Length: 5 5/8″
Ring Gauge: 46
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Factory:
Blender: Unknown
Number of reviewers: 4 () () (The Nothing) (ArmyRN)
Price: $7.50
Age: 7 Months
Release Date: July 2017
Contributed by: Cigars

Blind Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack | JJ14 Corona GordaInitial Impressions

Appearance: 93

“Right from first glance I wanted to smoke this cigar. It has a beautiful peanut butter looking wrapper. The cigar was well rolled and had no blemishes or huge veins. ” – ()

Aroma: 90

“Very nice chocolatey aroma. ” – ()

First Third

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

“I was certainly surprised at what I got from my first draws of this cigar. I really expected a light sweet taste and got a slight kick to my palette instead! A hit of pepper initially, smoothed out to leave a slight tingle on the tip of my tongue. In place of the sweetness I expected I tasted an earthy almost pipe tobacco flavor that was mixed with cedar and light graham cracker. This is definitely very different than what I thought I would taste.” – (ArmyRN)

“At first light, I was hit with very strong black pepper flavor. The intense pepper took me by surprise. However, it was enjoyable. On the retro it was all black pepper, with a little cream flavor underneath. Through the first third the black pepper transitioned to a enjoyable white pepper. The creamy flavors were starting to become stronger with some woodsy notes also.” – ()

Second Third

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

“The second third toned down the spicy chowder that was the basis of the first third and brought on a salted nut quality. If I had to pick one, it seemed most akin to a Brasil nut. There remained a hint of wood at the beginning that built up slowly through to the end and became much more prominent. ” – (The Nothing)

“Deep into the middle section, I’m pretty much just waiting for something to happen. But nothing much really is. No real changes in flavor. Everything’s still working well, but it’s kind of dull. Nothing negative going on, just a very polite and soft spoken cigar. ” – ()

Final Third

Flavor: 89
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“Slow train to dullsville keep chugging along. There’s a little bit of bready flavor developing, which at least is something. Maybe a bit of potency picking up, but still deeply mired in the milder range of medium. ” – ()

“But in the end, all the flavors from the previous thirds entered a ring and tried to fight it out at once. And it wasn’t pretty. It was a muddy mess of flavors that did not do well together. ” – (The Nothing)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 95

“Nice easy draw but not sloppy. It stayed consistent throughout with no change and produced plentiful smoke. The cap stayed intact with a deep v-cut and remained sharp even with some saliva saturation.” – (ArmyRN)

Burn: 94

“First part of the burn was great and continues to burn effortlessly through out the whole time smoking this cigar with a razor sharp burn. No touch ups or re-lights needed.” – ()

Construction: 94

“There was a lot of little things that pointed out the quality of construction that could have been missed if you just looked at the wrapper of the cigar. The cap was perfectly executed, there was uniform firmness from head to foot, and there was an unexpected overall heft to the cigar that says this cigar is well crafted.” – (The Nothing)

Overall Strength: Mild-Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
Experience Overall: 90

“When smoking cigars blind you have no idea what you are going to get. I smoked this cigar in the morning and the strong pepper flavors took my pallet by surprise. This cigar is definitely not a morning smoke in my opinion. However, after a big dinner this would be a very enjoyable cigar. The cigar had some enjoyable transitions and complex flavors.” – ()

“Awesome construction for a cigar that just bored the hell out of me. Extremely monotonous in terms of flavor. There’s just not much going on here. For a lighter bodied, mild smoke it’s still kind of disappointing because it doesn’t even hit the marks typical of a lighter stick. It hints at some creaminess, and floral qualities, but they’re elusive. Just when you think it’s going to open up and develop something interesting it fades into the background again. Nothing particularly wrong with it, just doesn’t seem to have much of anything to say.” – ()

“In the beginning I was quite impressed with this cigar and enjoyed it thoroughly. In fact, I had a hard time putting this cigar down for long. However, it didn’t finish well. My hope is that this was a one off as I would definitely try it again if others had a different experience. I so enjoyed the first two thirds of the cigar so much, that I’m probably scoring this cigar a little high overall. ” – (The Nothing)

“This isn’t necessarily a cigar that I would go out and buy but I certainly wouldn’t turn it down either. I really enjoyed the surprise of pepper and flavors during the First Third. However, once the smoke toned down I found it a little boring for my palette. I was able to get some nice flavors and definitely found that it was a much stronger cigar than I originally thought it would be. This is a solid cigar and would be great for a beginner segewaying into the intermediate phase of smoking.” – (ArmyRN)

 

Smoking Time (in minutes): 72

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Blind Cigar Review: Cigars |

Overall Score – 92 – Great

  • Appearance 93% 93%
  • Aroma 90% 90%
  • First Third 90% 90%
  • Second Third 90% 90%
  • Final Third 89% 89%
  • Draw 95% 95%
  • Burn 94% 94%
  • Construction 94% 94%
  • Overall Experience 90% 90%