Blind Cigar Review: SWAG Fierce

Blind Cigar Review: Fierce

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

Vitola:
Length: 6.5″
Ring Gauge: 52
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Dominican Ligero
Binder: Dominican Ligero
Filler: Dominican Ligero Long filler
Factory: , Dominican Republic
Blender:
Age: 2 years after purchase
Number of reviewers: (Dubv23), Jack (splattttttt), (B-daddy), Derek (lilninjabuddy), and (shuckins)
Price Paid: $5 per stick
Contributed by: Emmett (rhetorik)

Initial Impressions

Appearance/Aroma: 90

Somewhat mottled wrapper, and not the prettiest cap, but very few veins and nice dark natural color. Foot gave off aromas of cocoa, barnyard, and pepper.

Construction/Burn/Draw: 89

This cigar was well packed, with an excellent draw, and no soft spots.

First Third:

Blind Man's Puff Cigar Review SWAG Fierce first thirdFlavor: 89/100
Strength: meduim-strong
Body/Complexity: medium-full

There was an initial blast of pepper, but not too strong and not distracting. The burn and draw were consistent. Notes for the first third include pepper, leather, wood, baking spices, and tobacco. This third was not overly complex but enough to keep the smoker interested.

Second Third:

Blind Man's Puff Cigar Review SWAG Fierce Second ThirdFlavor: 87
Strength: medium
Body/Complexity: medium-full

This third came with more creamy flavor and strength. There was a slight nicotine kick, but nothing overpowering. Tasting notes included coffee cocoa cedar. Two reviewers experienced a tar buildup accompanied by a tightened draw in this third, but both were able to re-cut and get back on track, though this did detract from the score.

Blind Man's Puff Cigar Review SWAG Fierce Final ThirdFinal Third:

Flavor: 89
Strength: medium-strong
Body/Complexity: medium-full

This third increased again in complexity and strength. The flavors are creamy and pronounced, and include coffee, cocoa, and caramel, but surprisingly less pepper flavor.

Overall

Smoking Time: 93 minutes
Overall Experience: 89
Overall Strength: medium
Overall Body/Complexity: medium-full

Overall very pleasant, gained strength and complexity throughout the experience. Coffee cocoa and pepper were the standout flavors throughout the cigar. Only detractors were tar experience and slightly bitter finish. These cigars can be had at a very reasonable price, so this appears to be a good buy for the money.

Total Score: 90 (Very Good)