May 25, 2015

A. J. Fernandez New World Brute (6 x 66)

Video review HERE.

A.J. Fernandez Cigars, known for producing consistently highly rated cigars is proud to introduce the “New World Brute” as a retailer exclusive for Serious Cigars in Houston, Texas. The New World Brute comes in at a hefty 6x 66 size, and will make its debut at the Texas Cigar Festival taking place this April 25, 2015.

Ron Lesseraux owner of Serious Cigars said,” A.J. Fernandez’s New World is a special cigar, and we love to offer our customers unique products. It only made sense to create a special edition New World, for Serious Cigar customers.

It is true that everything is bigger in Texas, so we decided along with A.J. to push the limits, and create the New World Brute”.

Master blender A.J. Fernandez created the New World brand as homage to the discovery of [the] then “mystical smoking leaf” called “tobacco” by the Europeans, when their ships landed in what is known today as the “New World”. The New World was introduced at the 2014 IPCPR, and went on to attain the honor of “Number 1 Cigar in the World” in 2014 by Cigar Journal Magazine.

A.J. Fernandez said: “Serious Cigars has always championed our cigars and we are more than happy to create the New World Brute for them. We look forward to a great response by the consumer.”

The New World Cigar is composed of a Jalapa binder, Viso Ometepe Filler, Condega Ligero, Esteli-Finca Soledad Ligero, wrapped in a beautiful Dark Nicaragua.

The New World Brute has an MSRP of $6.95 and can only be purchased at Serious Cigars or through their online store at:

Wrapper: Dark Nicaraguan
Binder: Jalapa (Nicaragua)
Filler: Viso Ometepe, Condega Ligero, Esteli-Finca Soledad Ligero

The cigar is huge and very well made. It is very dense feeling in the hand. Take a look at the foot:

I was able to cut a small amount from the cap using a Xikar cutter. The test draw was very good. The initial flavors were a very sweet, tangy orange citrus with dry wood notes. There was a vegetable type flavor. There was black pepper rated at a 7 1/2.

About 2 inches in the sweet tangy citrus has been toned down due to the entrance of brown sugar. There are now roasted nuts to go along with the dry wood. There is also a low level black coffee. The finish is one of sweet cream with a touch of roasted nuts and a little lingering black pepper. The cigar is the upper end of medium bodied.

About one hour in I'm at the midpoint. The tangy notes are back in the orange citrus. You still have the brown sugar. The dry wood and roasted nuts seem to be changing. They are still there but they seem to be smoothing out into something like a low level white chocolate flavor. It's hard to pin down. The flavor is very subtle. The finish is about the same but the cream is a little elevated and overall it's a little sweeter.

With about 3 inches remaining I'm dropping the white chocolate comment. Perhaps the roasted nuts and dry wood had just a touch of richness and slight sweetness that it fooled me. The flavors are indeed a roasted nut and dry wood flavor following the tangy, sweet, brown sugary orange citrus. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is unchanged.

At the end the citrus notes gradually evolved into a sweet cedar. The brown sugar, roasted nuts and dry wood were still there, along with the light coffee notes. The cigar ended at the upper end of medium to full bodied. The finish was unchanged. These cigars are very good and for the price it's a no brainer. As we all know, A. J. Fernandez does not make bad cigars. This cigar impressed me more than the previously reviewed New World that I reviewed last year. I would recommend you try these and again, for the price they are a steal!

Score: 92


Jordan said...

Great review! Sounds like this is a great tasting cigar. Also, it's huge! Definitely would need to set aside time if I wanted to enjoy that. Thanks for sharing!

Tim Rollins said...

Thanks Jordan. Great traveling cigar if you have them in the car. Definitely allow 2 hours for this big boy!