Sunday, April 28, 2013

La Aroma de Cuba EE #2 (robusto)

Here's yet another cigar with Don "Pepin" Garcia's influence all over it.  This is an attractive looking stick.  The foot smells nutty, and after a punch cut, the pre-light draw is good.  There is a triple cap, and some visible veins.  The Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper is a caramel color.  It's a beautiful 72 degrees outside, and I'm enjoying a Lite beer with this one.  I toast the foot, and we're off...

1/3: I'm hit with mild pepper from the start.  Plenty of nice, billowing smoke.  The pepper leads transitions into leather.

2/3: Pretty good burn as I head into the 2nd third.  The line is imperfect, but I'm having no issues or needs to relight/touch-up.  The Edicion Especial smokes a little heavier in this third.

3/3: Continued notes of nuts and leather through to the finish.
Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Size: 5.0 x 50 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

La Tradicion Cabinet Series P Cameroon Edition (Corona)

This cigar was recommended by someone at my local B&M, after I'd stated that I wasn't a big fan of most Perdomo cigars.  Personally, I find that they tend to smoke like rolled-up newspaper, which is not a taste I crave when I'm looking for a good cigar.  Many people love them, so I chalk it up to personal taste.

I used one of my Xikar guillotine cutters and a torch.  I paired this smoke with a water, after having chugged plenty of coffee just before.  This was a Sunday morning breakfast smoke.  I noted a fainted scent of tobacco, pre-light.  Nothing distinguishable, and not very strong.

1/3: Medium tobacco, with a wood chippy taste.  While it's not a poorly made cigar by any stretch, the flavors reminded me of something I might pick up at a gas station if I was desperate for something to smoke.  The draw is good.  Medium-bodied with a little bit of bite here and there.  Nothing special.

2/3: The cigar has gotten a little bit stronger.  No distinct flavors are apparent for me yet.  I would assume that this cigar goes well with a cup of coffee.  I'm glad I decided to make this one an earlier in the day smoke.

3/3:  More of the same.
Size: 4-1/2 x 44
Wrapper:  Cameroon
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
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