Vital Stats:

Length: 4 7/8″ 
Ring Gauge: 50 
Country of Origin:  

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.

Number of reviewers: 5 —- (shuckins) (WyldKnyght) (lilninjabuddy) (NavyPiper) (B-daddy)

Price: $9.00 
Age: 2 years 
Contributed by: Emmett (rhetorik)

Initial Impressions

Appearance: 89

Blind Man's Puff Cigar Review: Bolivar (Cuba) Royal Corona Initial Impressions
“Good looking smooth chocolate brown wrapper” – (shuckins)

Aroma: 90

“Aroma of leather, sweet hay and barnyard” – (lilninjabuddy)

Construction: 91

“Very well constructed, nothing wrong with this cigar.” – (WyldKnyght)

First Third

Flavor: 93
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

Blind Man's Puff Cigar Review: Bolivar (Cuba) Royal Corona First Third
“First draw is perfect;  Copious smoke, and loads of sweet mocha leather, coffee, and nuts. From the first puff, it’s very smooth, with lots of sweet cream. It actually reminds me a lot of a smooth, sweetened, iced coffee with cream. At half an inch in, a little bit of wood joins the sweetened iced coffee, and the leather picks up a bit. This is turning out to be a very nice smoke on a warm spring day! Ash is beautiful and dark grey, with perfect lines running through it. At an inch in, a nice warm spice rounds out the flavors. Iced sweetened coffee remains the flavor of the day and leather, wood and spices round it out nicely. The savory spice is what is missing from most cigars with this profile, and is quite satisfying. Flavor is a solid medium, and strength is medium as well. Burn is wandering a bit, but the ash is beautiful and dark, and holds for two inches.” – (lilninjabuddy)

“Leather and coffee early; pepper/spice on the finish. Feeling the pepper across my palate and roof of my mouth.  About an inch in, the pepper dies down. Settles into a rich soft tobacco core. Towards end of the first third burns a little out of control and it needs a touch-up.” – (B-daddy)

“At first, this stick started off with a blast of pepper & spice. Towards the end of this third, it kind of died out to very faint, with mostly smoke taste.” – (NavyPiper)

Second Third

Blind Man's Puff Cigar Review: Bolivar (Cuba) Royal Corona Second ThirdFlavor: 93
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Flavor mellowed that had a familiar taste, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. There was lots of creamy smoke. The draw was perfect and and burn was even.” – (WyldKnyght)
“Light peppery nutmeg spice, along with a little cocoa laced coffee and a crisp cedar tasting tobacco.” – (shuckins)

Final Third

Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

Blind Man's Puff Cigar Review: Bolivar (Cuba) Royal Corona Final Third

“Pepper has picked up a bit at the end. Lighter coffee, little more cocoa and the grassy cedary tobacco has made this a very enjoyable cigar.” – (shuckins)

The great flavor of hay and dry grass continued into the last third. Spice picked up. The burn was a little uneven.” – (WyldKnyght)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 95

“What can I say? It was perfect throughout. Just the right amount of resistance, never tight, never loose. Just perfect.” – (lilninjabuddy)

Burn: 88

“Fantastic burn that produced plenty of smooth tasting smoke that gave off the taste of sweet cedar on the retrohale.” – (shuckins)

Overall Experience: 93
Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body: Medium

Blind Man's Puff Cigar Review: Bolivar (Cuba) Royal Corona Overall
“I really enjoyed this cigar and wouldn’t hesitate to smoke another one or recommend it to others.” – (shuckins)
“First few puffs were great, then it just gradually petered out and the draw was a little too easy.” – (NavyPiper)
“Other than the burn at the end, this cigar was great. Can’t wait until I find out what this was. Highly recommended.” – (WyldKnyght)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 72

Total Score: 92 (Very good)

Link to full scores and notes: Full Notes