April 13, 2014

Guayacan Robusto (5 x 50)

 Video review HERE.

Guayacan Cigars are another boutique find by Gary Griffith and House of Emilio Cigars. The Guayacan website has very little to say about their cigars. Here is what I found.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

The cigar is well made and has a very ornate band. I love the look of the band. The cigar feels somewhat dense. Here is a shot of the foot.

The test draw after cutting the cap was just a bit firm but very workable. The initial flavors at light up were some sweetness from a cedar and citrus combination, roasted nuts, and coffee.

About 3/4 inch in the flavors are very similar to what I got initially but there are also dry hay notes. The cigar is medium bodied with white pepper rated at a 7. The finish is a sweet cream with some roasted nut tones and a little lingering white pepper.

About 1 1/2 inches in the cigar has picked up in the sweet flavors. Now there is more of a nutmeg and cedar combination. There is some richness coming from the roasted nuts. It is almost a buttery flavor. The dry hay notes have disappeared, which does not hurt my feelings. The coffee is still the base flavor. The finish is unchanged. The cigar is still medium bodied.

With about 1 1/2 inches remaining I'm almost 70 minutes in. This is a slow burning robusto. The sweet notes now are mainly cedar. The roasted nuts are subtle and the coffee notes are very strong. The finish is about the same. The cigar now is medium to full bodied, or very close. 

The cigar ended at medium to full bodied but very close to full bodied. The cedar remained, the roasted nuts are secondary, and the coffee is holding the base. The finish is unchanged. This has been an interesting cigar with some nice twists. The roasted nuts with their buttery notes were very nice around the midpoint. This is a cigar well worth trying. Look for them at merchants that carry House of Emilio cigars. Another nice find by Gary!

Score: 91

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