- Gran Habano Corojo #5 churchill
- Gran Habano XL maduro pyramid
- CAO Gold Maduro double corona
- La Unica Cameroon Series belicoso #3
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Gran Habano Corojo #5 churchill (7x50)
Nice looking, reddish cigar. It was spicey immediately. Very smooth. Some pepper noticed. Caramel undertones. You can "feel" the corojo. Quite a bit of spice in this cigar. A step up from the #3, which I also enjoy. Dark gray ash. Nice flavor; spicey caramel with a hint of pepper. Long, sweet finish. Nice cigar!
Gran Habano XL Maduro torpedo (6 1/4x52)
Very dark cigar. Lacks flavor initially. Spice noted but not significant amount. Cigar is smooth but at the 1" point still lacks flavor. At the 1 1/2" point spice greatly increased and the flavor became a dark chocolate. Very even burning. At the halfway point the cigar is quite spicey with full bodiness. Licorice noted. Lots of smoke. The cigar transformed into quite a good cigar. Remained spicey with heavy licorice overtones.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
CAO Gold Maduro churchill (7 1/2x54)
First draws were leathery and earthy. Caramel undertones appear at 1/2". Burn at this point is dead on. Spice gets prevelent at 3/4". Pepper present but in small amounts. Slight sweetness and rather dark caramel-like flavor begins. Burn still dead on. After 2" the flavor still sweet, dark caramel with spice and some pepper. Burn still perfect.
The finish is short. Not a lot of smoke with this cigar but extrememly even burning.
La Unica Cameroon Series belicoso #3 (5x50)
Nice Cameroon flavor right from the start! Light caramel with hints of toasted almonds. Spice at 1/2" point. I like Cameroon cigars. This one is no longer made! Very disappointing. The cigar is consistent. Very good Cameroon cigar.