"This was a supremely flavored smoked with plenty of variations and flavor notes that gave me a very relaxing experience; I only wish it wasn’t so large! Definitely recommend giving this big guy a chance as you may fall in love, especially if there are smaller size options. Two thumbs up!!" -John A. (Bostoneo)
AVO Cigars has announced that the Belicoso size in their AVO Classic line would be making a return soon. The Belicoso was last seen in 2005 and will only be a limited production run this time with 2,000 boxes of 25 cigars being sold only in the United States.
Southern Draw Cigars has announced Jacobs Ladder – The Ascension as a new Famous Smoke Shop Exclusive for 2021. Starting next year, it will be available elsewhere as well. The format is a 5.5 x 52 Belicoso Fino. This special version of the Jacobs Ladder has been rolled and aging since 2016 and is made to honor the 21st birthday of Ethan Jabob Holt, the person after which the cigar is named.
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"Overall, the cigar was good. I would have preferred a bit more spice to go along with the other flavors. I would be interested to see what this cigar is and smoke it again to see how it smokes." -Wes (SosaCub4Life)
"Overall, the cigar was a pleasant experience with a decent level of complexity. The predominant flavors are that of leather, tobacco and cedar. There is also a decent amount of pepper that persists throughout the cigar. I would definitely smoke this one again, but no super premium." -Sandeep (Djangos)
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"Even though there were some minor burn issues and the cigar started out with a bit of a tight draw, it was absolutely great to smoke. The flavors were simply outstanding. Perfectly melded together, with nice subtle transitions in the profile every couple of inches into the smoke. I'm ready to see the reveal on this one so I can go out and buy a box!" -Dave (mdwest)
"Personally, it is a miss for me. I found the flavors to be muted with a thin body and poor burn. Hopefully, this is an outlier and the others had a more positive experience. The way that it is smoking to me, I'm not sure where it would fall into my rotation. It isn't bold enough for a nighttime smoke and it's too mild to stand up against a cup of coffee. " -Alan (Eulogy)
Crowned Heads is bringing back their limited edition version of the Le Carême blend this year. Originally released in 2018, and making a limited edition comeback in 2021, the cigar is now back in its same 5 1/2" x 52 format. While the regular production line of Le Carême is trunk-pressed, the Belicosos Finos are round.
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"This was a very flavorful, well executed, mild cigar. The constant reminder of sweetness paired with the various other notes made this cigar a pleasure to smoke. While it did not have many flavor descriptors, what it offered was a great experience that I would definitely revisit in the future when I am in the mood for something milder and elegant." -John A. (Bostoneo)
"Overall, this was an enjoyable cigar with very mild flavors, it remained medium bodied and light throughout the experience. The smoke started off fairly creamy and dried out throughout the cigar but never to a point of dislike. I would definitely recommend this to individuals with a lighter palette and would consider smoking again for sure. It would go well with any light flavor drink from clear soft drinks to lager beers and white wines." -Angel M. (Angel)