A friend of mine described this brand as an old school company. Does that mean old school values such as quality control, workmanship, a good price point? It could also suggest a company that is behind the times struggling to make it in today’s market environment.
Brick House is a venerated cigar establishment that has produced blends on and off since 1937. I have not had a Brickhouse in quite some time so I was looking forward to this tasting. As always how and where I received the cigar does not impact my subjective judgment. Please make your own decision if my comments draw your interest. I welcome your thoughts on my webpage or twitter account.
Brand/ Name of Cigar:
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Size: 7.2 x50
Where and When Smoked: Los Angeles , April 23, 2017
An earthy looking cigar with an oily sheen, good resiliency to the touch with no hard or soft spots. No prominent veins or construction issues noticeable at the initial glance. Not a striking looking band but it is attractive and complements the overall look.
Flavor/Taste and Aroma:
This is a smooth operator with an inital combination of nuts, cedar and a real taste of wood. I describe it as medium profile and very comfortable to the palate. Very impressive start.
No harsh taste at all, no tunnel problems , stayed lit, even burn and cool. Not much to say about these characteristics which is very good. You are smoking a cigar without a problem in the world. I was sitting in my back yard, the 80 degrees hitting me and drinking an ice tea. Pretty good huh?
This cigar exceeded all my expectations and is a top flight product. When you take all the variables that makes an outstanding smoke , The Brick House has them all. Construction,taste, flavor and the pleasure of making your time disappear .
Final Thoughts and numbers:
At any price point this is a superior cigar and worth a box purchase. I found the Brick House Churchill as good as any blends I have smoked in the last year. I realize this cigar has been around for quite a spell but so what?
Appearance/Construction: 4 out 5
Flavor/Taste and Aroma; 4.5 out 5
Smoking Characteristics: 4 out of 5
Overall Impression: 4.2 out of 5
Go to your favorite B and M or catalogue and purchase.