Vital Stats:

Length: 5″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Binder: Ecuador
Filler: , Dominican Republic, Colombia
Blender: Unknown
Number of reviewers: 5 —–  (B-daddy) (WyldKnyght) (StogieNinja) (McGreggor57) (Ms_CindyLynn)
Price: $7.50
Age: 4 months rest
Release Date: July 2013
Contributed by: Rebellious Cigars

Cigar Info

From Manufacturer – “Our Rebellious is a mixed martial arts-themed cigar, aptly titled, the . Each ciagar is named after a submission hold and smoking one will clench your enjoyment well past the band. The cigar itself is exceptionally bold and balanced. The is well rounded with a hint of spice and abundant sweetness that is both strong and complex.

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.

Available in the following sizes:

Triangle 6×50
Guillotine 6×60″

Initial Impressions

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Appearance: 89

“Very nice looking (5X50) sized cigar, with a very dark wrapper, with some thin fine veins.” – (WyldKnyght)

Aroma: 91

“This cigar gives off a nice dark chocolate aroma.” – (WyldKnyght)

Construction: 89

“The cigar was packed tight with some give. There were no soft spots. There were many veins along the cigar, which you could slightly feel. When I did the straight cut I did not see any loose ends from the top.” – (Ms_CindyLynn)

First Third

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Flavor: 91
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Smoke is POURING off of this thing; head and foot. At the initial light, it tastes like espresso served in a toasted oak cup. Black coffee and sweet tobacco core with tannic oaky flavors coming in on the finish. On the retrohale, I get the mustiness I detected in the pre-light aroma. Reminiscent of the scent of my uncles cabin at the lake when we first opened it for the season in early spring. Musty but still pleasant. The cigar is surprisingly mild in strength. And it’s burning pretty fast; probably due to its light pack.” – (B-daddy)

“Begins with a rich peatiness, almost like a woodfired barbecue, and a very nice red pepper spice on the lips that lingers. Very light hints of chocolate in the background. It reminds me of a MUWAT, but with a smokey edginess. It’s a bit sharp, but not altogether unpleasant. There’s a bit of herbal bitterness there too, which may be an indication of youth. Into the first third about an inch , the chocolate amps up a bit, adding a pleasant dimension to the peat and red pepper spice.” – (StogieNinja)

Second Third

Flavor: 90
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The strength is picking up during this part of the cigar. The cedar is still present but a roasted nut flavor is creeping in and some coffee is returning. Some sticks tend to dry out my mouth more than others. This is one of those.” – (McGreggor57)

“The flavors were the same as the first third- espresso, dark chocolate and smokey char. About midway through the cigar, there was an ammonia like taste to the cigar. It did not over power the other flavors, but it was definitely there.” – (Ms_CindyLynn)

Final Third

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Flavor: 89
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“In the final third, I start getting some bitter sweet chocolate blending with the soft coffee and leather core. The body jumps back up just a bit toward the nub. Mustiness and a little sweetness on the retrohale. The sweetness in the retrohale is more of a toasted sugar than a chocolate. Maybe dried fruit? Pretty infrequent that I detect any sweetness on the retrohale. I enjoy this third very much.” – (B-daddy)

“There was mainly dark bitter chocolate, a tad of leather and espresso. The end of the cigar was not as enjoyable as it was previously. The ammonia taste continued to come into the forefront and I had to put it down halfway through the last third.” – (Ms_CindyLynn)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 91

“No complaints with the draw. Open and consistent from beginning to end.” – (McGreggor57)

Burn: 89

“A bit wavy toward the end. I was pleasantly surprised that the softness of the first third construction didn’t impact the cigar at all.” – (McGreggor57)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Overall Experience: 89

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“It had just about everything I like. Great performance (burn, draw). Great flavors. Would have been extraordinary if it had a bit more complexity and more robust body. Maybe a bit of strength too. But still an excellent cigar. I would recommend it and would buy it and smoke it again.” – (B-daddy)

“Very good cigar, although one dimensional, with little change and not very complex.” – (WyldKnyght)

“I’d be very interested to know how the cigar tastes after six more months of rest, though based on the profile, not interested enough to actually revisit this one. The cigar wasn’t bad, it was actually kind if intriguing, and I’m sure will appeal to some palates. What it really lacked was balance. A peatiness might be nice in a cigar, but not to this extent. Tone down the smoke a bit, ramp up the chocolate and spices, pull the wood back a bit, and you’d have a winner. As it is, it’s ok, but not something I’d care to smoke again. However if you really like fire-cured, or that campfire-smoke flavor in your cigars, definitely check this one out, it has enough things going for it that it would be enjoyable for those who like the profile.” – (StogieNinja)

“Somewhat mono dimensional. Not a lot of interest but the flavors were OK. I wouldn’t seek this cigar out but would gladly grab one for the golf course or working around the house.” – (McGreggor57)

“I would love to give this cigar a second try. The first third started off so well. I could tell the cigar had some potential, it just never reached it with the tunnel.” – (Ms_CindyLynn)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 53

Total Score: 89 (Good)

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