Blind Cigar Review: My Father | Connecticut Corona Gorda

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Blind Cigar Review: My Father | Connecticut Corona Gorda

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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: Toro
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 48
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper:
Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo 99
Filler: Nicaraguan Habano and Criollo
Factory: Cigar Factory
Blender: Jose “Pepin” Garcia and
Number of reviewers: 4—–Ron (shuckins) Robert (NavyPiper) Emmett (rhetorik) Dave (mdwest)
Price: $7.30
Age: 3 Months
Release Date: July 2014
Contributed by: Blind Man’s Puff

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Initial Impressions

Appearance: 90

“This is a very good looking cigar with a triple cap and evenly colored wrapper. There are a few visible veins, but not any big ones. The wrapper is pretty soft to the touch.” –Emmett (rhetorik)

Aroma: 89

“Not much of any aroma, but what there is, is a faint grassy aroma.” –Robert (NavyPiper)

First Third

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Flavor: 91
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“First third was a Pepper/Spice powerhouse! Those were the only flavors detected, but I’m not upset at that by any means. Interestingly enough, there wasn’t much in the way of any ‘zing’ on the lips or palate, just through the nose.” –Robert (NavyPiper)

“The first few puffs are a wonderful leather and mild pepper. A few puffs in and I pick up a nutty flavor. These flavors continue for a while, making for a very enjoyable third. Towards the end of this third, the flavors develop a little more and become more balanced.” –Emmett (rhetorik)

Second Third

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

“Nice and smooth with cedary, coffee tasting tobacco leading the way. This takes the edge off, but doesn’t diminish much of the strength of the peppery nutmeg which continues to provide a nice kick to the cigar.” –Ron (shuckins)

“The main flavor of this third has turned into a combination of coffee and cedar, making for a pleasant transition. There is not much spice and it is not a strong cigar, but big flavors are present. The ash retention is not great, less than an inch. Smoke production is very good. Further in, there are more subtle flavors of earth and green pepper.” –Emmett (rhetorik)

Final Third

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Flavor: 91
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Finishes with exciting flavors of pepper, cedar, light nutmeg and fresh tasting tobacco. All of which combine together to provide a spectacular finish to the cigar.” –Ron (shuckins)

“The final third profiles much like the second with grass and hay being almost exclusive in the flavor profile. Occasionally, I’ll get a very faint floral note with just a small hint of sweetness attached to it, which is very nice.” –Dave (mdwest)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 94

“Excellent draw the entire time, with no shortage of tasty smoke.” –Ron (shuckins)

Burn: 93

“No touch ups or relights were ever required. Combustion was consistent, and the burn line stayed reasonably straight. A low to no maintenance stick.” –Dave (mdwest)

Construction: 92

“My only complaint about this cigar is the ash retention, it did not hold on very long. That is a minor issue, and overall it performed very, very well.” –Emmett (rhetorik)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
Overall Experience: 91

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“A very enjoyable cigar to smoke, with great flavors and an experience I would happily recommend to anyone.” –Ron (shuckins)

“Overall, it wasn’t bad. Had some good spice and pepper flavor, with the only downside being the walnutty like aftertaste. It burned pretty fast, which surprised me. If I purchased any, I’d most likely have them for a daily knock about stogie, where if I had to put it out early it wouldn’t bother me all that much than if I had to toss one of my more desirable sticks.” –Robert (NavyPiper)

“Although the wrapper was a little darker than most Connecticuts, I believe this was one. It was medium bodied the whole way through, and had lots of flavors. I really enjoyed this cigar form start to finish. It could be smoked at any time of the day. The quality of the construction and the tobaccos is very high, and I appreciate that. I would definitely buy a box of these.” –Emmett (rhetorik)

“Overall, a nice cigar. I doubt it would be my first choice when looking for a mild stick, but it’s one I would gladly revisit in the future. –Dave (mdwest)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 78

  • Appearance 90% 90%
  • Aroma 89% 89%
  • First Third 91% 91%
  • Second Third 90% 90%
  • Final Third 91% 91%
  • Draw 94% 94%
  • Burn 93% 93%
  • Construction 92% 92%
  • Overall Experience 91% 91%

Total Score - Very Good

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