"I feel like the flavor of this cigar might have been a construction or quality issue. By a couple of inches in the flavor was like I was licking a metal bar and heavy tar flavors mixed in making it pretty much unsmokable. I tried to fight through it but I believe something was just not quite right here. I would be interested in trying it again to see if I just ended up unlucky or if it is the cigar blend itself." -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)
"This was a very good cigar. I really enjoyed the rye & sweetness components, I felt they gave the cigar that extra oomph it needed to stand up to just the coffee, and nut flavors. This would be a nice after dinner smoke." -Mickey T. (irratebass)
“This was a good choice for a morning smoke. The profile had a consistent wood and earthiness to it while coffee, leather, char and toast worked together to provide a nice richness. The addition of some nutmeg at the end created a little spice on the nose.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)
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"This is a cigar I would happily smoke again while I was doing something different to occupy my time such as shooting skeet or at the golf driving range. The profile peaked in the second third but then fell off with the mineral flavors in the final third. I put the cigar down with a little less than 2 inches as I felt the profile wasn't going to change. Smoke output was plentiful and stormed off the foot. I feel this cigar might improve with age and is worthy of a redux." -Matt C. (Big Matt)
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"This is a solid cigar that increases in complexity throughout the smoke. The cigar is well balanced and there is a great balance of flavor and strength. Construction is excellent and the cigar itself smokes really well and allows you to smoke at a slower pace to enjoy subtle flavor changes. The first third started off a bit one dimensional; however, the final two thirds had some wonderful flavors and textures. The cigar truly shined in the second and final thirds where honey and caramel notes balance well with tobacco, cedar and oak flavors. I would happily smoke this cigar again and I would love to have it in a corona." -Dave (Cigar Jukebox)
Just in time for the ProCigar festival, Quesada cigars has announced a new line, the Quesada 1974. 1974 was the first year Quesada started rolling cigars. The blend uses an Ecuadorian wrapper, Dominican binder, and Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers.
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"Flavors were very consistent, which is a good thing, it didn't burn hot or anything like that at all. Very tasty all the way through, and would say it was a medium, but eventually became a medium-full." -Mickey T. (irratebass)
The Quesada Family has announced the release of the Casa Magna Jalapa Claro, a Special Edition to their award winning Casa Magna brand. Made at the Plasencia factory in Nicaragua, the Jalapa Claro consists of the same award winning blend as their Casa Magna Colorado but uses a lighter Claro wrapper from Jalapa, creating a sweeter, more medium bodied full flavored blend. 500 boxes of three sizes of this Special Edition will be made and available only to attendees of the IPCPR show this July.
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Voting Process Each of our 16 panelists were given 10 votes to cast. Our list is made up of cigars that were RELEASED in 2015. The cigars that are eligible do not have to have been reviewed on Blind Man's Puff, but the panelist must have smoke it at some point themselves.
AllDominican RepublicEmmettFeaturedManuel QuesadaMexican San AndresQuesadaQuick Cigar ReviewsRobusto·
I enjoyed this cigar a lot. The final third did get a little harsh, but the first two were really unique and flavorful. The flavors all worked together really well and it was balanced really well the first two thirds. The burn and draw were not great, but adequate. I think some time in the humidor could do this cigar wonders. I would look for these again in a year or so, and I would definitely pick up more to age.