Blind Cigar Review: Wilson Adams | Habano No.6

Blind Cigar Review: | No.6

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.

Vital Stats:

Length: 7″
Ring Gauge: 40
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Predominantly Nicaraguan
Factory: Plasencia S.A.
Blender: Brandon Wilson & Stephen Miller
Number of reviewers: 4 —– (McGreggor57) (B-daddy) (bigslowrock) (rhetorik)
Price: $7.75
Age: 3 Months Rest
Release Date: January 2013
Contributed by: Wilson Adams Cigar Company

Blind Cigar Review: Wilson Adams | Habano No.6

Blind Cigar Review: | No.6

Initial Impressions

Appearance: 94

“Chocolate wrapper with a nicely applied triple cap. No raised veins. This one looks good to go.” – (McGreggor57)

Aroma: 89

“I’m not getting too much for the foot aroma and prelight draw. It’s just the lightest tobacoo, wood and chocolate. Nice aroma, just not strong.” – (bigslowrock)

Blind Cigar Review: Wilson Adams | Habano No.6

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First Third

Flavor: 93
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Young cedar, baking spices and a touch of grass give a bright, yet mellow start to this cigar. The draw is just about perfect and I detect a bit of coffee toward the end of the first third.” – (McGreggor57)

“The initial blast out of this cigar is straight milk chocolate. As I move through the third, the dominant flavors are very reminiscence of “sweet” wood on a smoker, like a nice alder or fruit tree. This is really a great third of a cigar.” – (bigslowrock)

Second Third

Flavor: 95
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

Blind Cigar Review: Wilson Adams | Habano No.6

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“Not much change to the flavors as I get into the second third. Smoke turns a little drier but still getting the rich tobacco and leather core with some mild coffee. The finish has shortened a bit and the spice has become very faint. Towards the end of the second third, the leather becomes more dominant and the spice comes back on the draw and in the finish. Retrohale on this cigar is very smooth, not harsh, and the flavors come through nice and clean.” – (B-daddy)

“The pepper spice has continued to die down as I had hoped and let some more flavors of wood and leather come through. Not a whole lot of changes since the first third, just more balanced. Towards the end of this third it’s really starting to shine. The flavors have continued to balance and progress in a very good way. There’s just a little bit of a citrus taste on the finish.” – (rhetorik)

Final Third

Blind Cigar Review: Wilson Adams | Habano No.6

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Flavor: 98
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“Cedar, baking spices, grassy notes and coffee and are blending very well together. There is an occasional spice on the retro that keeps me on my toes. The draw is awesome allowing the flavors to reach their full potential.”  – (McGreggor57)

“This third was outstanding. The pepper spice was still around, but kept in check by the copious amounts of leather and wood flavors. The difference between this and the previous is the creaminess. Very nice. This cigar reminded me a lot of a Cain F , I’m curious to see if that’s what it was or if it will be a nice alternative now that they are out of production.” – (rhetorik)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 95

“A touch tight, but nothing out of the ordinary for a smaller ring gauge cigar.” – (bigslowrock)

Burn: 90

“A pretty wavy burn line that seemed to never get out of control.” – (McGreggor57)

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Construction: 95

“The construction was very good, especially for a . No major problems to report.” – (rhetorik)

Overall Strength: Medium-Strong
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
Overall Experience: 97

“I loved the flavor progression of this cigar. The profile was consistent and developed through the thirds. The flavors started bright and young, and became richer and more mature.” – (McGreggor57)

“I enjoyed just about everything about his cigar. The construction, burn, flavors and appearance were all excellent. I would buy a five pack and, if I get the same experience, pick up a box. A great medium/full smoke that I’d recommend to others.” – (B-daddy)

“Depending on price and getting a repeat experience with another cigar, this cigar could be box worthy to me. I really enjoyed the flavor profile. I was never bored throughout the smoke. I can’t wait to see what it is on the reveal.” – (bigslowrock)

“I really liked this cigar, but it’s definitely not for beginners. This is a cigar smokers cigar. Very strong spice in the first third that was later balanced out by leather, wood and a gentle creaminess. I would definitely smoke this again and pick up a box or fiver depending on the price. Highly recommend.” – (rhetorik)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 91

Total Score: 95 (Great)

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