Blind Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Collection | Corojo Coffee BreakCigar Info

The made it’s debut in 2014 with Connecticut, Habano and Maduro versions. In 2016, showed off a version at .

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 blend is a Nicaraguan puro with a being used as the wrapper. It comes in the same four vitolas and MSRPs  as the originals, (4 1/2 x 50, $7.50), Corona Gorda (6 x 46, $8.25), Toro (5 1/2 x 54, $8.50) and Gran Toro (6 x 60, $9.50). Each come in 20-count boxes.

Blind Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Collection | Corojo Coffee BreakVital Stats:

Vitola:
Length: 4 1/2″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Factory:
Blender:
Number of reviewers: 4 (smalls29) (ExpendableYouth)  (Mattehh) (StogieNinja)
Price: $7.75
Age: 1 Year
Release Date: July 2016
Contributed by: Miami Cigar & Company

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Blind Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Collection | Corojo Coffee BreakInitial Impressions

Appearance: 91

“The cigar has an oily dark brown wrapper. There are small veins that run throughout, and tight well blended wrap lines. The wrapper has a slight toothy feel and is uniformly packed with no soft or hard spots. The foot is cut at a slight angle which is kind of unusual. ” – (ExpendableYouth)

Aroma: 90

“I am detecting a sweet coconut aroma, similar to sunscreen at the beach. An aroma I have never smelled before. Very nice.” – (smalls29)

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First Third

Flavor: 91
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The first third was a bit surprising of the flavors I got since the aroma off the cigar was of leather and sweet hay. I got leather throughout with a wood note. There was a sweetness that was not hay but just of a sweet tobacco. The retrohale was of a light spice. Near the end of the first third it started ramping up.” –  (Mattehh)

“The flavors are nothing to be overly excited about. There is a smoky, woody taste that has a nice lingering after-taste of oak and cherry wood. The smoke has a better invite with a nice odor of a campfire with oak and cherry.” – (smalls29)

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Second Third

Flavor: 91
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The second-third has started to develop more leather and a coffee note. There is still the light pepper but it is almost an afterthought at this point with coco and earth taking front stage. The ash has been a little bit flaky and less firm than I normally like but overall the construction, burn, and smoke output have been perfect. ” – (ExpendableYouth)

“Still maintaining a nice mellow flavor. The woody flavors are still very present with a better aroma in the smoke than the inhale. There is still a nice after-taste that allows one to enjoy the smoky flavor that seems to accentuate the aroma of the smoke.” – (smalls29)

Final Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“The cigar has warmed a bit and a little more spice is showing up now. Some warm baking spices join the toast and salted nuts. There a bit of sweetness, but not a lot, which is a good thing.” – (StogieNinja)

“Again, a nice balance of oak and cherry wood. A nice campfire smell continues to come from the smoke. The flavor did get a bit bitter near the end giving a taste of charbroil. However, the after taste remained enjoyable.” – (smalls29)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 93

“No problems for draw. The draw was free flowing and there was an abundance of smoke.” –  (Mattehh)

Burn: 95

“The cigar had a perfect burn from start to finish but I wish the ash didn’t flake as often as it did. ” – (ExpendableYouth)

Construction: 95

“Solid. The cigar felt hard and dry but it punched clean and held up throughout.” – (smalls29)

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

“Even though this cigar was a mild/medium taste, the woody flavors had a nice balance throughout. There were flavors of oak and cherry wood with a nice campfire aroma coming from the smoke. The after-taste was not over powering and left a nice taste behind. Even though a bitter flavor showed, it did not come until almost at the end. Overall I am very pleased and would love to enjoy this one again.” – (smalls29)

“This was a really nice smoke overall. It didn’t necessarily wow me but for an everyday cigar with a couple of unique features it’s worth checking out. Definitely worth grabbing a couple and trying for yourself. ” – (ExpendableYouth)

“After I smoked this cigar I felt as though I was underwhelmed. It had decent flavors and had great construction but throughout I was wanting more to come out. The cigar was just ok. It was a little shorter cigar so the difference in thirds were minimal. Not saying it was one note but felt as though all the way until the end. ” –  (Mattehh)

“If in the very affordable price range, thus would be a great budget smoke. It hits the right notes without any major detraction. I wouldn’t pay much for it, its not complex or particularly interesting, but it’s enjoyable enough.” – (StogieNinja)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 73

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Overall Score – 92 – Great

  • Appearance 91% 91%
  • Aroma 90% 90%
  • First Third 91% 91%
  • Second Third 91% 91%
  • Final Third 88% 88%
  • Draw 93% 93%
  • Burn 95% 95%
  • Construction 95% 95%
  • Overall Experience 91% 91%