November 19, 2017

San Cristobal Quintessence Robusto (5 1/2 x 50)







Video review HERE.



Ashton Distributors, Inc. debuted the San Cristobal Quintessence at the 2016 IPCPR. This is the fifth cigar in the San Cristobal blends. The cigar is once again made in the My Father Cigars S.A. in its Estelí, Nicaragua. The Quintessence uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and filler that comes from the García family’s farms in the country.


Blend:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua


Available in these sizes:
Belicoso (6 1/2 x 54, $8.95)
Epicure (6 x 52, $8.75)
Majestic (6 x 60, $9.50)
Robusto (5 1/2 x 50, $8.50) REVIEWED TODAY

All sizes available in 24-count boxes.




The cigar is a medium brown and sports the typical San Cristobal parrot on the band. The cigar has an average feel in the hand.





The test draw after cutting the cap was pretty much effortless. The initial flavors were dry cedar, dry dates, brown sugar, espresso, and black pepper rated at an 8 1/2. 




1 1/2 inch in (18 minutes) you still have the dry cedar but now there are brown sugar notes instead of what I called dry dates. There are now nutmeg notes. There are still massive amounts of an earthy espresso and the black pepper remains very good although it may have toned down a bit. The finish is a caramel flavor with decent lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium bodied. 




About 2 1/2 inches in (38 minutes) the nutmeg notes are trying to be dominant. They are starting to overshadow the dry cedar and brown sugar. There remain good espresso and black pepper notes. The finish is changing. It is now one of nutmeg and dry oak. 




The cigar ended at 1 hour 14 minutes. The nutmeg notes continued very strong. I even got some dry oak flavors on the front end. There were still dry cedar and brown sugar notes but they were over matched by the nutmeg. The dry oak was about equal to the cedar and brown sugar notes. The cigar ended close to medium to full bodied. The finish was unchanged. This cigar was not my favorite edition from San Cristobal. It gets heavy on the nutmeg notes rather quickly and it's a dry nutmeg with no creaminess or sweetness. They hold the cigar back in my opinion. I purchased the Quintessence robusto locally so they are available anywhere that sells Ashton cigars. You can give these cigar a try by going HERE.


Score: 88

November 18, 2017

La Aurora ADN Dominicano Toro (5 3/4 x 54)








Video review HERE.

Samples provided by manufacturer.


(Description taken from Cigar-Coop.com website)
At the 2017 ProCigar Festival in the Dominican Republic, La Aurora Cigars unveiled a new line known as the La Aurora ADN Dominicano. This release incorporates a tobacco known as Andullo into the blend.

Andullo tobacco undergoes a very different curing process than traditional cigar tobacco leaves.  This involves putting tobacco leaves in palm seed pods.  The pods are then wrapped in rope causing the andullo tobacco to compress into a thick bar almost looking like a roll of salami.  Working with Andullo is not a new concept for La Aurora as they have done releases for Ventura Cigar Company and Total Flame utilizing that tobacco.

ADN Dominicano stands for “Dominican DNA”.  While Andullo isn’t very common in a premium hand-made cigar, the use of Andullo tobacco is an old Dominican process and the company pays homage to that process with he ADN Dominicano release.

The blend itself is a multi-national one and is finished with a Dominican wrapper from the Cibao Valley. The cigars is being released in four sizes.


Blend Profile
Wrapper: Dominican (Cibao Valley)
Binder: Cameroon
Filler: Dominican (Cibao Valley), Pennsylvania, Nicaragua, Andullo.
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (La Aurora SA)


Vitolas Available
Robusto: 5 x 50
Toro: 5 3/4 x 54 REVIEWED TODAY
Churchill: 7 x 47
Gran Toro: 6 x 58



The ADN Dominicano toro is a medium brown in color and has a pretty good feel in the hand.





The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were dry cedar, orange peel, brown sugar, cinnamon, black coffee, and black pepper rated at an 8 1/2. The black pepper is already lingering very nicely on the finish.




2 inches in (38 minutes) there are caramel notes in lieu of the brown sugar notes. The dry cedar and orange peel is still there along with the cinnamon and black coffee. The black pepper is still very good although it may have toned down a bit. The cigar is medium bodied leaning toward medium to full. The finish is a caramel cream with nice lingering black pepper. 




With about 2 inches remaining (1 hour 9 minutes) there are now some faint dry pecan notes in the mix. The other flavors are about the same. The pepper remains very good, especially on the finish, which is unchanged. 




The cigar lasted a whopping 1 hour 41 minutes. Very good burn time. The cigar really didn't change from the last segment. The flavors in the ADN Dominicano were very nice. I enjoyed the dry cedar/orange peel combination. The caramel gave the cigar a nice sweetness. The dry pecans gave it a nice wrinkle.  The black coffee gave it a nice base. The pepper was very good throughout especially on the finish, which was a caramel cream. These cigars are on shelves now so look for them and give them a try. You can purchase these cigars HERE.


Score: 91

November 15, 2017

Altadis U.S.A. & Crowned Heads Unveil Montecristo Ciudad de Música



‘A Cultured, Collaborative Release’

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – In its first collaboration with renowned boutique manufacturer Crowned Heads,Altadis U.S.A. is expanding its portfolio with the release of Montecristo Ciudad de Música, avibrant and luxurious blend.

“Ciudad de Música is a contemporary take on classic Montecristo selections, reflecting the creative ideology and artisanal quality of the Crowned Heads brand,” Altadis U.S.A. said in announcing the new release. “This exceptional offering displays the archetypal levels of craftsmanship and an explicit attention to detail that’s made both brands highly revered among a myriad of modern-day aficionados.”

Each Montecristo Ciudad de Música cigar is handcrafted and showcases a luxuriant mélange of filler tobaccos grown from the most fertile soils of Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. This delectable blend has been carefully rolled and secured within a seasoned Nicaraguan binder and is beautifully finished with an Ecuador Habano wrapper. Each component of this ultra-premium offering has been hand-selected, and meticulously fashioned with care. The result is an impeccably crafted, medium-bodied masterpiece, with an intricate profile of rich flavor. Ciudad de Música cigars come elegantly adorned with attractive oversized bands displaying three tokens that call to each brand’s logo, as well as giving a nod to the cigar’s inspired namesake.
Ciudad de Música – “The Music City” in English – was spurred by the lively spirit of Nashville, Tennessee, the soulful and storied city tied to both the exuberant roots of the Crowned Heads brand and a longstanding connection to some of the most prominent musicians to ever perform.

“Montecristo Ciudad de Música is a benchmark of two very distinct cultures,” says Altadis U.S.A. VP of Sales, Brad Winstead. “This extraordinary premium release profoundly captures the committed expressionism of the Crowned Heads brand, while displaying the elegance and delicacy of a Montecristo cigar. We’re pleased this exquisite blend is the first offering in what we hope will be a lengthy and successful partnership – for both our labels and adult cigar enthusiasts as well.”

From its complex profile to its artistic presentation, Ciudad de Música was specially crafted for today’s cultured and affluent adult cigar connoisseurs. The vision was to combine the most integral characteristics of both esteemed labels to introduce a melodiously influenced boutique cigar, in true Crowned Heads fashion, with the distinguished iconography of the Montecristo brand.

This consummate amalgam of quality comes packaged in stylish boxes of 20, each of which flawlessly incorporates the flair and dynamic statement of this buoyant blend.

“The challenge for us,” says Crowned Heads’ co-founder, Jon Huber, “was in taking such an iconic brand as Montecristo and putting our fingerprints on it all the while respecting the tradition and legacy that’s existed in the Montecristo brand since 1935.”


Crowned Heads’ co-founder Mike Conder adds his take on the challenge. “Ciudad de Musica is really our somewhat new-world homage to the old-world eminence of the Montecristo brand.”   

Montecristo Ciudad de Música’s current production will consist of 100,000 premium cigars in four unique vitolas: Robusto, Sublime, Corona Gorda and Piramide, the latter of which will be exclusively sold at all domestic Casa de Montecristo cigar lounge locations. A circulation of 25,000 cigars per variety will begin release late 2017 with full distribution to trade channels.

Altadis U.S.A. encourages trade and adult cigar connoisseurs to experience the bold flavor and charming appeal of Montecristo Ciudad de Música firsthand.

For more information regarding this inspired collaboration, please contact Joseph Fernandez at JFernandez@altadisusa.com.

Sizes:                           46 x 5 5/8    Corona Gorda
                                    50 x 5           Robusto
                                    54 x 6           Sublime
                                    52 x 6 1/8     Piramide (Exclusive to Casa de Montecristo locations)                           
Box count:                   20
MSRP:                         $11.95 – $16.00 USD
Availability:                 Late 2017


November 12, 2017

Partagas 1845 Classico Robusto (5 x 50)







Video review HERE.



In the five years since its launch, Partagas 1845 remains one of the most successful brands in the handmade cigar category. Today, the collection’s three distinct blends have been completely updated with deeper, richer taste profiles, and modernized with a new look and feel. Each of the three Partagas 1845 lines continues to pay homage to the heritage of Partagas by featuring the hallmarks of the brand – the finest, hand selected tobaccos, meticulous construction and an exquisite array of flavors.

Andres Maturen, brand manager for Partagas said, “Within the Partagas portfolio, the 1845 franchise stands apart for its ability to bridge the brand’s rich heritage and symbolism with contemporary influences. We’ve continued along this path by reimagining Partagas 1845 with a modern lens. The new Partagas 1845 blends give a nod to the brand’s storied history while delivering added complexity and more competitive pricing to resonate with discerning smokers of today.”

The newly-revamped lines will be offered at lower price points than the original Partagas 1845 lines, and will ship in mid-August.

A medium-bodied collection available in four vitolas, Partagas 1845 Clásico is a four-country blend beginning with a lustrous Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper, draped over a Connecticut Broadleaf binder. The blend features hand-selected leaves from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. With the new Partagas 1845 Clásico, cigar lovers can now expect to enjoy a more profound smoking experience.


The Partagas 1845 Clasico is available in these sizes:

Gigante – 6 x 60; SRP per cigar is $7.49

Churchill – 7 x 49; SRP per cigar is $7.19

Toro – 6 x 52; SRP per cigar is $6.89

Robusto – 5 x 50; SRP per cigar is $6.29 REVIEWED TODAY



The cigar has an average feel in the hand for a robusto of this size.





The test draw after cutting the cap was a bit firm but workable. The initial flavors were a tangy cedar with some citrus notes,  brown sugar, black coffee, and black pepper rated at a 7 1/2 to 8. 




1 1/2 inch in (20 minutes) there are nice caramel notes in the mix. And, in place of the citrus notes there are strawberry notes to go along with the sweet cedar. There are still brown sugar and black coffee notes. The pepper remains good. The cigar is mile to medium at this point. The finish is a sugary sweet cream with a touch of lingering black pepper. Although this is not a powerful cigar it has plenty of sweetness.




At the midpoint (35 minutes) I noticed white chocolate on the tail end of the draw as you expel the smoke. You still have the strawberry/cedar combination, caramel, and black coffee. I think the caramel was giving me the brown sugar flavor so I'm deleting brown sugar and sticking with caramel as the descriptive flavor. There is also still the minor amount of white chocolate. The pepper on the retro hale is very good. The finish is unchanged. The lingering black pepper is up. The cigar is now medium bodied. 




With about 2 inches remaining (50 minutes) the coffee and caramel notes are coming out much more. The strawberry/cedar is heavy on the strawberry now. I no longer get the white chocolate notes. The pepper continues to move up on the finish. The finish is now sweet cream with caramel notes. The cigar is still medium bodied. Retro haling is the way to go to get the best pepper on the front end. 




The Partagas 1845 Clasico robusto lasted 1 hour 10 minutes. In the last inch or so I got roasted nut flavors. You might call them roasted almonds. The other front end flavors were still intact. The lingering black pepper is the one thing that improved as this cigar went along. The finish is unchanged. The strength is unchanged; medium. This is a good, basic cigar. Nothing outstanding but nothing too negative either. The only negative is it has very little power. If it were a medium to full bodied cigar it would have score a bit higher for me. As it is, it's a good morning cigar or possibly your last cigar of the day. Good basic cigar. You can give these a try by going HERE.


Score: 91

November 11, 2017

The T Toro by Matt Booth, A. J. Fernandez, and Robert Caldwell (6 x 52)







Video review HERE.

***Addendum video HERE


(Description taken from Cigar-Coop.com website)
As the collaboration between Robert Caldwell, AJ Fernandez, and Matt Booth heads to retailer shelves, the project has a new name – “The T”.

Just prior to the 2017 IPCPR Trade Show, Booth announced his return to the cigar industry with a couple of collaborations. The first was Hit & Run, a collaboration with Robert Caldwell produced out of Tabacalera William Ventura in the Dominican Republic. The second was collaboration that Caldwell and Booth were doing with AJ Fernandez know as “The Truth”.

When the cigars were showcased at the IPCPR, the packaging for “The Truth” saw the name crossed out. This was due to a potential trademark issue.

Now the cigar is simply called “The T”. the cigar is an all Nicaraguan puro available in five box-pressed sizes: 

Short Churchill (5 1/2 x 48)
Robusto (5 x 52)
Toro (6 x 52) REVIEWED TODAY
Lonsdale (6 1/2 x 44)
Toro Grande (6 1/2 x 56)



The cigar is beautiful. Box pressed and slightly oily. It has an average feel in the hand.





The test draw after cutting the cap was good with a minimum amount of firmness. The initial flavors were a sweet orange citrus, brown sugar, a dollop of whipping cream, chocolate, black coffee, and black pepper which I rated at an 8. 




1 1/2 inches in (24 minutes) the whipping cream notes are gone but now there are cinnamon notes to go along with the other flavors. The chocolate notes are not very prominent but they have some sweetness. The black pepper is like peppercorns. It's very strong and intense. The finish is a straight sweet cream with a nice amount of lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium bodied at this point.




Close to the midpoint (38 minutes) you still have the citrus, some brown sugar, some cinnamon, and now the chocolate has changed to a dark chocolate and it's quite prominent. So is the black coffee which is now a very earthy black coffee. The dark chocolate and earthy coffee are taking away some of the sweetness from the other flavors. There are now some nutmeg notes. The finish is still a cream but it now has some nutmeg notes also. 




With about 2 1/2 inches remaining (1 hour 2 minutes) the citrus flavor is now a dry cedar. Quite a change. There are minor amounts of brown sugar and cinnamon notes. The massive nutmeg notes are still taking away some of the sweetness. You still have the dark chocolate and earthy black coffee. The pepper is still pretty good. The finish is unchanged. The cigar is medium to full bodied. 




The cigar lasted 1 hour 18 minutes. About average for a toro. The nutmeg notes kept increasing. Other than that the flavors are about like they were in the previous segment. Actually, I got a touch more sweetness in the final stages but it was no where near the beginning stages of the cigar. The cigar started off great but when the nutmeg notes took over it went a little downhill for me. But, it's a pretty good cigar. When I saw AJ had a  hand in this cigar I was interested. This is a better cigar than the Hit and Run which was more of a hit and miss for me. Look for these on shelves and give it a try.


Score: 91


Addendum:
I re sampled this cigar on the ride home from work on 11/17/17. The flavor notes were drastically different. All the flavors had much more pop! I loved the cigar. It was more like the great cigars AJ is known for. With the addition of just one week in the humidor the cigar went from an ok score of 91 to a fantastic score of 94. Yes, it made that much of a difference.

The cigars I used in the review came from California via USPS. While I know travel can play a part in how the cigar tastes initially I did not expect it to have this much influence on the review. Unless you get this cigar from a shop where they have been in a humidor for at least a week to 10 days you should let them rest. 1-2 weeks rest make all the difference in the flavors in this cigar.

REVISED SCORE: 94

November 06, 2017

Debonaire House and Drew Estate announce Debonaire Daybreak rising onto the market!




Monday, November 6, 2017 — Miami, FL – Debonaire House and Drew Estate announce today that the Debonaire Daybreak is shipping this week and will be on retail shelves beginning in November. The Debonaire Daybreak is the first Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapped cigar exclusively sold through Drew Diplomat Retailers as part of the Drew Estate portfolio.

Daybreak offers the ultra-premium quality expected of the Debonaire product line, wrapped in Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade, smokers can expect crisp notes of spice and earthiness from the Central American fillers, a nutty and sweet richness from the Dominican tobacco in the binder and filler with a smooth finish.

Daybreak is offered in 20 count boxes in the following sizes:

Daybreak Corona (6x46) – w/ an MSRP of $11.53 per cigar
Daybreak Belicoso (6x54) –w/ an MSRP of $13.25 per cigar
Daybreak First Degree (4x44) – w/ an MSRP of $6.00 per cigar
Daybreak Robusto (5x50) – w/ an MSRP of $12.46 per cigar
Daybreak Sagita-Petite Lancero (5.5x38) – w/ an MSRP of $8.74 per cigar
Daybreak Toro (6x50) – w/ an MSRP of $13.00 per cigar




Phillip S. Zanghi III, of Debonaire Ultra Premium Cigars: “November is an exciting month and the Debonaire Ideal is alive and well! We had a great deal of positive feedback and interest in the Daybreak line at the IPCPR. We’ve been smoking a lot of these cigars, they to continue to get better! Constantly staring at the product development this year from the box, to the inside-lid vista and the packaged product alike, Daybreak has given me a unique and nostalgic feeling of excitement in releasing another quality product into the industry I’ve been blessed to enjoy now for over 25 years. I cannot begin to express the excitement of the Debonaire lines growth, as well as the thanks and gratitude for those who enjoy my product and are willing to work with me!”

Fans of Debonaire Ultra Premium Cigars encouraged to download Drew Diplomat the official mobile application of Drew Estate – The Rebirth of Cigars which is now available in the App Store for iPhone®, and iPod Touch® and on Google Play™ for Android™. For more information head to http://drewdiplomat.com



ABOUT DEBONAIRE HOUSE

Deboanire House, founded in 2012, is the culmination of over 20 years of premium tobacco experience and the result of Phillip S. Zanghi III’s creational drive of further pursuing authentic and betterment in premium tobacco and oneself. Debonaire House produces ultra premium lines of cigars with traditional cigar idealism, directed toward new sophistication. Within Debonaire House is also Indian Motorcycle Cigars, the expression of iconic Americana founded in 1991. Debonaire House offers distinct lines of ultra premium cigars via manufacturing located in the Dominican Republic.

Online Retailer Famous Smoke Shop Unveils New Truce Connecticut Reserve and Huntsman Cigars



PRESS RELEASE  UPDATED: NOV 6, 2017 06:25 EST

New Truce Connecticut Reserve and Huntsman Cigars
EASTON, Pa., November 6, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Famous Smoke Shop, the largest American-owned distributor of discounted premium cigars online, has announced the addition of Huntsman and Truce Connecticut Reserve cigars to their portfolio. Made in collaboration with Ernesto "Nestor" Plasencia, these new premium cigars are made at Plasencia’s Nicaragua factory and are available exclusively at Famous Smoke Shop, in-store and online. These exciting new additions were created by Famous employees, down to the name and blend.



Huntsman Cigars are the product of Jim Charnley, director of purchasing and merchandising. This new cigar features a mild-medium bodied blend that's meant for scotch pairing. The new cigar features a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper that's plied over a sweet Mexican San Andres binder and based on a zesty core of Honduran, Nicaraguan and Brazilian long filler. “I took inspiration for the brand from my family’s Scottish heritage, working with our design team to utilizing our tartan and parts of the clan crest in the design,” says Charnley.

Of the first to sample this cigar was Gary Korb, editor of Cigar Advisor Magazine. Korb found the Huntsman to be “a well-balanced and rich cigar with earthy, woody and peppery flavors.”

I took inspiration for the Huntsman brand from my family's Scottish heritage, working with our design team to utilizing our tartan and parts of the clan crest in the design.
 (JIM CHARNLEY, DIRECTOR OF PURCHASING)



Truce Connecticut Reserve is the brainchild of Michael Klingerman, buyer of Famous Exclusives. Medium in body, Truce symbolizes the middle ground we turn toward in times of turmoil. On the Truce, Klingerman believes, “In the era of such polarizing political views and opinions, we need a cigar that all can smoke and enjoy.”

Truce Connecticut Reserve is a mild-medium bodied blend of Honduran and Brazilian Mata Fina fillers, wrapped in an Esteli-grown Nicaraguan Habano binder and capped off with a velvety Honduran Connecticut wrapper - truly a pinnacle in complexity. Truce Connecticut Reserve is a tribute to qualities we all look for in the middle - “smooth and creamy yet carries enough body to complement any occasion or libation,” says Klingerman.

John Pullo, managing editor of Cigar Advisor Magazine, found the Truce Connecticut Reserve “offers subtle flavors, but has enough of a spark that will get your attention from time to time. I actually found this to be a very relaxing smoke.”

These hot new cigars are available at Famous Smoke Shop in exclusive 20-count humidor jars, a cigar storage system introduced in 2016 – and known now for their ease of use, stylish look and eco-friendliness. For smokers who like variety, the Huntsman and Truce Connecticut Reserve are both available in classic sizes of Churchill, Robusto and Toro.


Huntsman

Churchill 7 x 50: $5.75 MSRP per cigar or $115 per jar

Robusto 5 x 50: $5.25 MSRP per cigar or $105 per jar

Toro 6 x 50: $5.50 MSRP per cigar or $110 per jar



Truce Connecticut Reserve

Churchill 7 x 50: $5.75 MSRP per cigar or $115 per jar

Robusto 5 x 50: $5.25 MSRP per cigar or $105 per jar

Toro 6 x 50: $5.50 MSRP per cigar or $110 per jar



About Famous Smoke Shop
Famous Smoke Shop is the nation’s #1 discount retailer of premium cigars online, offering one of the largest selections of handmade cigars, machine-made cigars, cigar humidors and accessories. Famous offers the web’s lowest prices on a wide selection of cigar brands including Acid, Davidoff, Macanudo, Romeo y Julieta, Ashton, Padron, Oliva and Perdomo cigars, and many more. Famous offers their customers the best prices on all premium cigars as well as friendly and knowledgeable customer service.

November 05, 2017

My Father La Opulencia Toro (6 x 54)










Video review HERE.



(Description taken from Cigar-Coop.com website.)
At the 2017 IPCPR Trade Show, My Father Cigars showed off its newest My Father branded product – La Opulencia.

My Father La Opulencia features a Mexican Rosado Oscuro wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and fillers. It is the first My Father branded cigar to use a Mexican wrapper that is in regular production. The cigar is available in six sizes: Petite, Corona, Robusto, Toro, Toro Grande, and Super Toro. Each is packaged in 20-count boxes.

La Opulencia joins the other four My Father branded blends which include the original My Father (Habano Rosado wrapped blend), My Father LeBijou 1922 (Habano Oscuro wrapped blend),  My Father Connecticut (Connecticut Shade wrapped blend), and My Father The Judge (Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapped blend).


Blend Profile
Wrapper: Mexican Rosado Oscuro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (My Father Cigars SA)


Vitolas Available
Petite: 4 1/2 x 48
Corona: 5 x 46
Robusto: 5 1/2 x 52
Toro: 6 x 54 REVIEWED TODAY
Super Toro: 6 x 60
Toro Gordo : 7 x 56



The My Father cigars have a beautiful band and this cigar is no different. It's well made and has a nice feel in the hand. 






The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were a bit strange. They were whipping cream, black licorice, and brown sugar, black coffee, and black pepper rated at a 7 1/2. 




A little over an inch in (15 minutes) the flavors have changed tremendously. The flavors now are a light brown sugar, leather, and lots of roasted nuts almost in a natural peanut butter consistency. I realize this is highly unusual. There were also unsweetened dark chocolate notes and black coffee. At this point there is not much sweetness in the cigar. 




About 2 inches in (30 minutes) I am resolved to the fact that I am not going to get much sweetness in this cigar. There is just a touch of cedar with an ever so slightly amount of brown sugar. There are massive amounts of leather and that peanut butter consistency with dark chocolate and black coffee. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is one of leather and nuts with a small amount of lingering black pepper. This cigar is very odd for a My Father cigar.




At the midpoint (47 minutes) the only thing that has changed is the cigar is now full bodied. The flavor notes are unchanged.






With about 2 inches remaining (1 hour 8 minutes) there have been small changes; the peanut butter consistency and leather notes have decreased but the dark chocolate and black coffee notes are still very prominent. The cedar is almost undetectable and you can pretty much forget about any brown sugar. The cigar is still full bodied and the finish is unchanged. This is an unsweetened, dark noted cigar.




The cigar lasted 1 hour 30 minutes. The heavy unsweetened dark chocolate and black coffee notes continued to the end. There were minor amounts of leather and peanut butter flavor. There were very little cedar notes at the end and no brown sugar. The cigar is very full bodied and the finish is unchanged. This cigar is totally dark noted with little to no sweetness. I am puzzled as to why My Father cigars is targeting this cigar to but since there is a market for everyone I'm sure some of you will like this cigar. But, it missed the mark with me. If you would like to try these cigar you can purchase them HERE.


Score: 86