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Joya de Nicaragua Dos Cientos - Blind CIgar Review

Joya de Nicaragua Dos Cientos – Blind Cigar Review

Cigar Info

Back in February of this year, Joya de Nicaragua announced a new cigar celebrating Central America’s Bicentennial – Joya de Nicaragua Dos Cientos. 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of Central America’s independence from the Spanish empire. Central American Independence came after both the American Revolution and French Revolution. Once the region gained their right to self-government the started the process of creating the nations of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

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. All of our cigars reviewed are shipped to the panelists with Boveda packs to ensure optimal smoking experience.

Dos Cientos is a limited edition cigar with only 2,000 boxes being produced. Dos Cientos is translated to “200 Years” in Spanish. This limited edition is part of Joya de Nicaragua’s Obras Maestras lines, which also includes Cinco Decadas, Cuatro Cinco and Numero Uno. Dos Cientos only comes in one size, a 6 x 54 Gran Toro. Not only is this cigar a limited edition, but it is a one-time only production, meaning it will never be made again. Each box has 21 cigars and sells for $17.00 a cigar.

Vital Stats:

Vitola: Toro
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 54
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
Binder: Mexico
Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominican Republic
Factory: Fabrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua S.A.
Blender: Juan Martinez, Alejandro Martinez Cuenca
Number of reviewers: 5 Alan (Eulogy) Mickey T. (irratebass) John A. (Bostoneo) Ryan H. (Ryan H.) Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
Price: $17.00
Age: 1 Month
Release Date: October 2021
Contributed by: Joya de Nicaragua

Initial Impressions – Joya de Nicaragua Dos Cientos

Appearance: 91

“A thicker ring gauged toro is presented with an oily dark brown wrapper with specular texture with a well-prepared leaf. This is crowned with a superb triple cap, maybe the best I’ve ever seen applied.” –John A. (Bostoneo)

Aroma: 91

“Wrapper hits me with a heavy dose of leather and barnyard, two things that typically bode well for cigars.” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)

First Third
Joya de Nicaragua Dos Cientos – Blind Cigar Review

First Third

Flavor: 90
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The draw is a little tight and has a sort of powdery mouthfeel that isn’t unpleasant reminding me of red wine. A slight piquant flavor starts to develop with an earthy cedar and pencil lead finish. After about an inch the draw opens up just slightly and the smoke output starts to become much creamier. The mineral profile amps up a bit and there’s a touch of bitter chocolate at the end of this third.” –Alan (Eulogy)

“Upon lighting up I am greeted with a medium profile of peppery vanilla oak. Half an inch in, flavors begin to meld together into a slightly peppery and syrupy combination and the aroma of coffee beans on the smoke. Moving towards the backend of this third, sweet hay and leathery notes begin to appear.” –John A. (Bostoneo)

Second Third
Joya de Nicaragua Dos Cientos – Blind Cigar Review

Second Third

Flavor: 87
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Ash is so freakin strong and has that stack of dimes look, and it isn’t wavering at all. Strength has lightened up a bit. Leather changes to dirty earth, and there is just a detectable amount of sweet spice. A very balanced profile with a slight bitterness that matches the earth so not a negative addition as of yet.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

“Spice has decided to show up, but only slightly, and there is a bit more nuttiness especially on the retrohale. Picking up walnuts.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

Final Third
Joya de Nicaragua Dos Cientos – Blind Cigar Review

Final Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Espresso is the captain of this voyage. It’s sitting there telling me to look at it, saying “I’m the Captain now.” It did finally reveal a first mate in biscotti, which supports the captain admirably. ” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)

“The last third begins with a near full-bodied experience of pretzels and brown sugar, which have carried on from the last third. Unfortunately, no changes have occurred up to and through this third as it has been fairly static.” –John A. (Bostoneo)

Overall Impressions – Joya de Nicaragua Dos Cientos

Draw: 93

“Nice draw with my V, there was a tad bit of resistance which I prefer. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

Burn: 93

“Even with the tight draw, the burn was fantastic. I never needed to do any touch-ups or relights. ” –Alan (Eulogy)

Construction: 93

“Very good construction. I got about a 1/4 of ash each time. The ash itself was white with the tiger stripes throughout. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

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

“If the draw was just a touch looser I would be raving about this to anyone that would listen. There are not any real transitions from beginning to end but the core flavor are great. If you’re a fan of earthy profiles and sour notes in a good way this is a winner. ” –Alan (Eulogy)

“This cigar was ok to me. Nothing grand or glorious, but it held my attention for the 2 hours that I smoked it. I wished it had more of those cherry notes I got in the very beginning, but instead, I got mostly wood, walnuts, and chocolate flavors. I would not seek these out, but handed to me I would gladly smoke again. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

“This was a well-performing cigar with a medium to full-bodied experience. This cigar smoked wonderfully construction and draw-wise, however, the variety of flavors exhibited in this cigar were a bit sparse and stuck mostly with the pretzel-like oak-like sweetness. Being fairly linear, this cigars profile will not distract from the medium and full-bodied cigar smokers as it provides plenty of flavors to keep you coming back for more.” –John A. (Bostoneo)

“Wonderful box-worthy cigar that is very enjoyable, for a novice and also a veteran. Good taste and transition keep it interesting. While still having some consistency from the beginning with the leather hanging in there the entire time.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

“This cigar didn’t offer much in the way of complexity. But if you’ve read anything I’ve reviewed before, I am still a believer in straightforward profiles having a place in my rotation. If you’re a fan of coffee notes, which you should be, then this cigar will treat you right. Is it going to blow you away? No, probably not. Instead, it is that middle-of-the-road citizen that you can count on for consistency. It really made a great cigar to smoke in the middle of the afternoon and just relax and enjoy the nice mild fall weather for me. ” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 120

ReviewerAppear.Aroma1/32/33/3DrawBurnConstr.Overall
Experience
Alan 929092959590959395
Mickey T. 908585858593889085
John A. 929090878897979788
Ryan H. 859290909097979392
Doug S. 889088859088888388

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Joya de Nicaragua Dos Cientos – Blind Cigar Review

Joya de Nicaragua Dos Cientos
Summary
"This was a well-performing cigar with a medium to full-bodied experience. This cigar smoked wonderfully construction and draw-wise, however, the variety of flavors exhibited in this cigar were a bit sparse and stuck mostly with the pretzel-like oak-like sweetness. Being fairly linear, this cigars profile will not distract from the medium and full-bodied cigar smokers as it provides plenty of flavor to keep you coming back for more." -John A. (Bostoneo)
Appearance
91
Aroma
91
First Third
90
Second Third
87
Final Third
88
Draw
93
Burn
93
Construction
93
Overall Experience
88
90
Very Good