It’s time for another cigar review with this interesting blend from Famous Cigars. As always the review are my thoughts with the disclaimer that I received the smokes gratis which in no way impacts what the rating will be.
Strength : Full
Size: 6 X 52
Wrapper Color: Natural
Wrapper Origin: Nicaraguan
Wrapper Leaf: Habano
A deep color with a hearty appearance. It looks powerful with some slight veins but no flaws that mar the look.
Flavor , taste and aroma
The initial light had a very even burn , a grey ash that held it’s shape. It had a minty flavor, creamy with no spice. Wanted to see what direction the blend would take me. With a Habano leaf one would expect a spicy blast eventually.
Looking good after 15 minutes smoking this baby. Still getting the minty overtones with a release of almond now popping. Liking it with no burn issues. That’s always a good sign for me.
Here is another look about 20 minutes in.
Just had this thought about the label. I had trouble reading it. I think presentation is a great marketing tool as sometimes you need to grab the attention of the consumer. I am sure a fair amount of insight goes into this process so if the label is difficult to figure out, it might give you second thoughts about purchasing the cigar. I eventually took the label off as you can see in the next picture.
As we moved on the cigar still held my interest . Flavor remained on the medium side so my expectation of a stronger hit of pepper and spice did not come.
Couple of points. The burn was pretty good but did have a slight issue of an uneven burn about 3/4 into the cigar. That could have been how I lite it so no points off for that. It never did quite get to a full bodied smoke but that’s still ok.
Overall this is how I see it.
Appearance and construction: 3.5 out of 5
Flavor/Taste and Aroma: 3.5 out of 5
Overall impression and conclusion: 3.5 out of 5
Good price point and worth a try.