La Gloria Cubana Society Cigar - Blind Cigar Review

La Gloria Cubana Society Cigar – Blind Cigar Review

Cigar Info

In August of last year, announced a new limited cigar that used the brands fans to create the blend, packaging and vitola. The Cigar gets its name from that group of cigar smokers that interact with the brand regularly both online through the LGC website and offline through La Gloria events across the country.

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.

The Cigar blend was created with the guidance of more than 2,000 of the brand's most devoted fans from across the U.S. They gave direction on the profile, packaging and size of the cigar in a collaborative process that took almost a year.

The cigar is rolled at the , a stand-alone rolling gallery within General Cigar Dominicana. The La Gloria Cigar Society cigar is a Honduran puro that uses a Olancho San Agustin wrapper, Jamastran binder, and fillers from Jamastran and La Entrada.

The cigars will come in just one vitola, a box-pressed that measures 6.25″ x 54 and sells for $8.99. They are come packaged in boxes of 20. Production is limited to 2,500 boxes and is distributed by Forged Cigar Company.

Vital Stats:

Vitola:
Length: 6 1/4″
Ring Gauge: 54
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Honduran Olancho San Agustin ()
Binder: Honduran Jamastran
Filler: Honduran Jamastran and La Entrada
Factory:
Blender:
Number of reviewers: 5 (fullermaine) (Chris) (Noah) (randobush) (Angel)
Price: $8.99
Age: 7 Months
Release Date: August 2022
Contributed by: General Cigar

Initial Impressions – La Gloria Cubana Society Cigar

Appearance: 91

“The appearance of this box-pressed was nothing but inviting. The thick dark brown mottled wrapper was velvety smooth to the touch and it featured thin veins, a slight oily sheen and no noticeable teeth.” – (Noah)

Aroma: 93

“On the wrapper, deep, sweet tobacco smell, followed by some cinnamon and milk chocolate. On the foot, a heavy amount of sweet tobacco and cinnamon.” – (Angel)

First Third
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First Third

Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Out-of-the-gate flavors were simple and not overly complex but were certainly satisfying. A peanut shell saltiness dominated the foreground while dried fruit lent a subtle sweetness to the finish which created a savory dynamic reminiscent of a good trail mix. The retro presented notes of milk chocolate that made for a decadently creamy mouthfeel.” – (Noah)

“There is a large burst of black peppercorn right off the light. Once that settles I get some fresh country white bread, sticky brown sugar, cedar, and leather. All that is pretty well balanced. A cream-heavy coffee creeps in around the half-inch, dropping the leather back. As the coffee picks up, the cream shifts to an almost musty almond milk. By an inch in, the peppercorn has softened to a light table pepper.” – (Chris)

Second Third
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Second Third

Flavor: 93
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“Going into the second third, the flavors have remained fairly the same. The pepper pretty much disappeared fairly quickly, and there was an addition of milk chocolate that joined in with the baking spice, cedar, and sweet tobacco the smoke remains very smooth in texture and cool in temperature so far a great cigar.” – (Angel)

“Going into the second third the battle for savory/spicy vs creamy/baking spices, has settled down, and they are getting along quite harmoniously, with the smoked paprika ahead by a nose. The retrohale brings a lot of savory cream, and a bit of chicory, or dried oak bark. It is delightfully smooth. The ash fell at 2” in, and is a grayish white in color. The finish remains med-long on the palate between draws.” – (randobush)

Final Third
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Final Third

Flavor: 94
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“With the exception of the milk chocolate on the retrohale, all sweetness and spice exited the picture upon entering the final act. The flavors that remained were predominantly nutty but the notes that were once marzipan transitioned into notes of rich toasted almonds that left a long creamy finish and a lingering saltiness. The only contrast that remained was the milk chocolate sweetness of the retro which made for an incredibly smooth and pleasant finish to an immensely enjoyable cigar.” – (Noah)

“In the final third, once again, everything remained fairly the same. The milk chocolate remained along with the baking spice, cedar, and sweet tobacco the smoke got a little bitter, but still all in all remained really smooth and cool in temperature. This was an excellent experience.” – (Angel)

Overall Impressions – La Gloria Cubana Society Cigar

Draw: 90

“Very good draw, a little on the tight side, but no issues.” – (Angel)

Burn: 88

“There is definitely some wave to the burn throughout. Sometimes it would self-correct, though a few patches needed some extra attention.” – (Chris)

Construction: 90

“Very good construction, everything held together very nicely with a fairly dense pack. Visual it was an attractive box pressed cigar.” – (Angel)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
Experience Overall: 91

“Spicy cigar the more I smoked. The only exception was on the lighting. Nice notes of leather, oak, black, and jalapeno pepper notes. Uneven to even burn which leads to an early touch-up. After the touch-up, nice even burn with tri-colored ash. The veins and lumps don't interfere with the enjoyment. Spongy smoke at the end.” – (fullermaine)

“This cigar had a pleasant, but fairly plain profile. I could see reaching for one if I knew I was going to be distracted by a book or just having a chat with friends. I get the feeling that this would have worked better as a regular parejo being it turned into one as it heated up, and the rounder it got, the better the burn line looked.” – (Chris)

“Despite having to battle a wonky burn throughout, this stick was nothing short of incredible in my book! The complexity was never over the top and the transitions just made sense. Salty and sweet flavor profiles danced a beautiful tango back and forth across my palate for the entirety of the smoke which made for a thoroughly interesting and enjoyable experience. The strength and complexity of this stick remained a solid medium from start to finish which would make it a sound choice for anyone wanting to graduate to a bolder flavor profile without being punched in the face by strength and body. 10 out of 10 will be seeking this one out to round out my normal smoking rotation.” – (Noah)

“Really liked this cigar. It was complex with multiple flavors that transitioned well in between thirds. The finish was nice on the palate, leaving you wanting the next draw. I'd pick up this cigar in a minute.” – (randobush)

“Overall this was an excellent cigar. It was aesthetically pleasing, and the flavors matched extremely well with each other. Although the transitions were minimal, the deep baking spice, milk chocolate, cedar, and sweet tobacco made for an overall excellent experience I would most definitely smoke this cigar again, and add it to my rotation. I feel it would pair well with anything fairly malty such as a stout, porter, bourbon, or even a good cup of coffee.” – (Angel)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 73

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Experience
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La Gloria Cubana Society Cigar – Blind Cigar Review

Summary
"Despite having to battle a wonky burn throughout, this stick was nothing short of incredible in my book! The complexity was never over the top and the transitions just made sense. Salty and sweet flavor profiles danced a beautiful tango back and forth across my palate for the entirety of the smoke which made for a thoroughly interesting and enjoyable experience. The strength and complexity of this stick remained a solid medium from start to finish which would make it a sound choice for anyone wanting to graduate to a bolder flavor profile without being punched in the face by strength and body. 10 out of 10 will be seeking this one out to round out my normal smoking rotation. " - (Noah
Appearance
91
Aroma
92
First Third
92
Second Third
92
Final Third
94
Draw
90
Burn
88
Construction
90
Overall Experience
91
91
Very Good