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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: Short
Length: 4″
Ring Gauge: 44
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Connecticut
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua
Factory: Undisclosed
Number of reviewers: 5—– (jliu) (NavyPiper) (Jokey Smurf) (bigslowrock) (pmr1010)
Price: $2.75
Age: 2 Months
Release Date: Undisclosed
Contributed by: Stogie Boys

Initial Impressions

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Appearance: 89

“This very light brown, short cigar is not quite what I’d call a “looker”…The wrapper is sloppily applied and the entire short body of the cigar is lumpy and bumpy. The “nipple” at the foot is off-center and crooked. Maybe the roller was in a hurry for a hot date…LOL” –  (Jokey Smurf)

Aroma: 88

“Pre-light aromas of strong barnyard and hay followed by some leather. Spice is almost non-existent. Pre-light draw reveals primarily hay and grass followed by a backdrop of pepper.” – (jliu)

First Third

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Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“First third revealed a calm, mouth encompassing, inviting spice. In conjunction, notes of tobacco, leather, cedar wood and sweet creaminess.” – (jliu)

“This cigar flavor has a very nice creaminess and woody flavor to it. I’m also getting a nice pleasant herbal spiciness to it. It’s reminiscent of a rye wheat beer.” – (bigslowrock)

Second Third

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

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“No real change from the first third. Cream, wood and herbal spice.” – (bigslowrock)

“The second third started off as the first third did without much change. Good flavor, but something was missing. The smoke was plentiful and the hit was hard, but the complexity wasn’t really there in the beginning. But towards the end of the second third, right about at the middle of the cigar, caramel flavors began to come in. Now this little figurado was doing what I thought it was going to do. Steadily the flavors became more pronounced as the second third turned into the final third.” – (pmr1010)

Final Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“In the final third, there was absolutely zero change from the other two thirds. Still tobacco and pepper. Maybe a bit more intense, but that’s about it. It actually got a little boring by the time I had to let it go as it was the same the whole way through.” – (NavyPiper)

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“The caramel that was coming into the picture was now becoming the star of the show. The first third had the nice leathery tobacco flavor and now caramel and what I can only describe as a brothiness was holding the flavors together. Umami (almost something like seaweed – in a good way) brought the whole flavor together for me. Caramel, tobacco, the fermented sourness and now this savory almost meaty flavor really kicked things up a notch. The one dimensional first half was completely overshadowed by the perfect combination of flavors in the second half.” – (pmr1010)

Overall Impressions

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Draw: 87

“Draw was too open for my tastes. It requires a bit too much care during the smoke.” – (bigslowrock)

Burn: 97

“The burn on this cigar was actually acceptable, with the exception of the two re-lights. It remained fairly even, which is a bit of a surprise given the pre-light appearance of the cigar.” – (Jokey Smurf)

Construction: 89

“Construction was quite good. Wrapper seemed to be one piece, with no seams. A couple of raised ridges under the wrapper running the length of the stick. Nice semi round head, nipple was nicely shaped as well.” – (NavyPiper)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Overall Experience: 88

“This is the type of cigar within my wheelhouse. To me, this cigar has the core of what all cigars should have. A full flavored, medium bodied and strength cigar that doesn’t beat me over the head with pepper and head buzz. I do wish this cigar would have more complexity to it. But given the short length of the cigar, I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing because the cigar kept me engaged the entire time. I would buy a couple singles of this no problem.” – (jliu)

“Looking at the smoke overall, I’d have to say it was ‘fair’. Flavors were consistent through the entire smoke, and while it was nice, it did get rather boring by the end. Fortunately, it was a short stogie, so it went pretty quick. It would be a good stogie to start your day, or when you have a short break at work and don’t want to smoke a larger cigar, and end up wasting most of it.” – (NavyPiper)

“This cigar was a bit of a mess from the beginning. That fact, coupled with the overpoweringly peppery and harsh smoking experience will make me stray far away from another. Not enjoyable for me at all.” – (Jokey Smurf)

“Assuming the price is right, this is one of those cigars that can meet your need in the rotation. Great winter smoke or just a quick one when time is short. I really liked the flavors although not a very complex cigar. If the flavor profile sounds like your type of cigar, I would have no problem recommending picking some up.” – (bigslowrock)

“I wasn’t sure what to expect from such a small cigar but it impressed me, especially towards the end. I’m very interested to find out what this is to add it to my humidor.” – (pmr1010)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 35

  • Appearance 89% 89%
  • Aroma 88% 88%
  • First Third 88% 88%
  • Second Third 88% 88%
  • Final Third 88% 88%
  • Draw 87% 87%
  • Burn 97% 97%
  • Construction 89% 89%
  • Overall Experience 88% 88%

Total Score - Good

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