"If I had to give 2 thumbs as a rating, one would be up and the other down. The first two-thirds of this cigar was pretty damn tasty, the last third however was a salt city and was very difficult to enjoy. While the burn, construction, and draw were all grade A quality, the ending flavor for this stick was very off-putting for my tastes, unless you’re a salt coinsurer!" -John A. (Bostoneo)
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“It was full enough to keep me puffing, but mild enough for an adventurous noob to stretch their horizons. I’ve seen one other cigar that looked like this, so maybe I can guess what it is, but I can assure you that I’ll have more of these when the reveal happens!” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
The La Pilar No. 4 was a great burner. Clean burn line, no touch-ups and no relights. It had consistent smoke output and a draw that improved as it went on. The smoke had a nice full texture and pleasing aroma. The flavor profile was not extreme or complex but each individual flavor component was defined and clean. I always enjoy an increase in strength toward the end and the La Pilar No. 4 delivered that very well. At about 82 minutes, its a long burn time for a box-pressed Toro. That brings more value and more enjoyment. I would gladly reach for this cigar again.
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Since the show, we had been publishing the various slideshows of the different booths we took pictures of. Here you can see the full list and click directly to the slideshow as the manufacturers are listed in alphabetical order.
"This was a fantastic smoke! Lots of cream, roasted peanuts then vanilla and cream soda (This flavor mix was incredible, and a nice surprise) then it ended with wood fighting for the # 1 spot. Excellent cigar would gladly smoke again. " -Mickey T. (irratebass)
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"This was a cigar that was right in my wheelhouse. The look, flavor and performance were just right for me. One note was that I did catch just a little nicotine buzz from this stick...nothing too much, just enough to make it fun! When I find out what this is I'll recommend it to my friends!" -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
"I really enjoyed this cigar, specifically the way it evolved. It was like a meal, starting with a smoky, peppered steak and ending with a warm cinnamon-dusted butter cake. This could easily become a daily smoke for me depending on price point." -Vance T. (Vance)
Today, Padilla Cigars announced a new collaboration with AJ Fernandez, Poetica. The project is in honor Ernesto Padilla's father, once a famed Cuban Poet turned political activist who was exiled from Cuba.
Padillia Cigar Company is re-releasing their Miami 8 & 11 cigar and it is shipping currently. At first, the cigar will only be available at two shops, ZT Cigars West of Mississippi and Pipe and pint east of Mississippi.
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"The initial pepper was nice, but faded away too quickly. The oak flavor was nice and the transition to some creaminess was enjoyable. The retrohale transitions were nice as well. This is something I could see smoking again, but not something I would chase after." -Aaron (aaron72)