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

The Nestor Miranda Collection made it’s debut in 2014 with Connecticut, Habano and Maduro versions. In 2016, Miami Cigar & Co. showed off a Corojo version at IPCPR.

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. All of our cigars reviewed are shipped to the panelists with Boveda packs to ensure optimal smoking experience.

The Corojo blend is a Nicaraguan puro with a corojo being used as the wrapper. It comes in the same four vitolas and MSRPs  as the originals, Robusto (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: Robusto
Length: 4 1/2″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Factory: My Father Cigars S.A.
Blender: Don Pepin Garcia, Nestor Miranda
Number of reviewers: 4 Eric (smalls29) Jeff (ExpendableYouth) Matt H. (Mattehh) Derek (StogieNinja)
Price: $7.75
Age: 1 Year
Release Date: July 2016
Contributed by: Miami Cigar & Company

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. ” –Jeff (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.” –Eric (smalls29)

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.” –Matt H.  (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.” –Eric (smalls29)

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. ” –Jeff (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.” –Eric (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.” –Derek (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.” –Eric (smalls29)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 93

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

Construction: 95

“Solid. The cigar felt hard and dry but it punched clean and held up throughout.” –Eric (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.” –Eric (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. ” –Jeff (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. ” –Matt H.  (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.” –Derek (StogieNinja)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 73

Reviewer
Apr
Aro
1/3
2/3
3/3
Draw
Burn
Const
Ovr
All
Eric 88 90 90 90 90 92 93 93 90
Jeff 95 92 95 95 95 92 95 95 95
Matt 95 90 92 92 88 97 97 97 92
Derek 88 88 88 88 88 92 88 88 88

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Blind Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Collection | Corojo Coffee Break

Overall Score – 92 – Great

Blind Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda Collection | Corojo Coffee Break
Summary
"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." -Eric (smalls29)
Appearance
91
Aroma
90
First Third
91
Second Third
91
Final Third
88
Draw
93
Burn
95
Construction
95
Overall Experience
91
92
Great