I saw these on a Joe Cigar special and was intrigued by
the look vs the price. I thought 10 sticks looking this good for $29.99? I
had to pull the trigger. I had already known the Gran Habano line and
loved the Corojo #5, so I was looking forward to trying this
Length/Ring: 6.1" x 56
Wrapper: Shade Grown Nicaraguan
Filler: Colombian, Nicaraguan Corojo
Strength: Medium - Full
I pulled the stick out of the humidor and admired the excellent
construction. A smooth, medium brown wrapper and a perfect roll, size and
shape. I clipped the cap at a slight angle, using a double guillotine.
I took a dry draw tasting a grainy flavor. I used my Lotus torch and took
my first puff. The smoke was thick and the aroma rich and a taste with a
creamy, earthy nuances.
The burn was even and staying
even. Half way through the first third was a slight hint of white pepper.
The ash was holding nicely with a light gray color and several spaced
rings. Any uneven burn, self corrected quickly.
I started into the
second third and started noticing a slight coffee flavor and a leathery
grain coming out. The ash hung on over two inches before falling. A slight
uneven burn, but again correcting itself.
I arrived at the last third and it had become a calliope of flavors. Earthy, leathery,
grainy, peppery and now it had a slight hint of coffee and chocolate. The
second ash was so sturdy, that it held on over three inches, and was able
to support an ash stand. The finish was tasty and smooth.
In conclusion: This stick took over an hour and a half to smoke. This was
a complex and enjoyable cigar well worth the money. Smooth, well rolled
and blended. This cigar is definitely worth trying.