After the wonderful time I had with the Brick House Churchill , I had high expectations for the Brick House Maduro Robusto. I received this smoke gratis from a smoking comrade who recently bought a box of these smokes. He purchased the box from Mike’s Cigars.
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Brand/ Name of Cigar: Brick house Maduro
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Size: 5 X 54
Wrapper: Brazilian Ampiraca
Price: Received from friend but available from Mike’s Cigars
Where and When smoked: Los Angeles , Ca. 5.7.17
Appearance/ Construction: The appearance is classic Maduro with a no-nonsense wrapper but somewhat coarse looking. It is well constructed with no apparent soft or hard spots. Not particularly oily to the touch . The two bands make a nice pairing to the wrapper.
Flavor/ Taste and Aroma: A spicy start with a mix of pepper, nuts and slight chocolate. It’s a medium blend but not overly complex. Lets see how the smoke develops in the second third.
Smoking Characteristics: Good burn factor , very even with no issues or construction concerns. It smoked true with a grey ash.
Maduro cigars are becoming more of my cigar routine. The flavor might have certain similarities but the concept for me is each smoke should be noted for a distinct profile.
I would not consider this cigar a bad cigar but the second and third section left a bitter taste on my palate. This knocked down the smoke down a couple of pegs. It was a middle of the pack type of cigar. If you want a real pleasing blend this was not it. OK is I would call it.
Here are the numbers : Appearance/ Construction: 3.8 out of 5
Flavor/Taste and Aroma: 3 out of 5
Smoking Characteristics: 3.5 out of 5
Conclusion/Overall Impression: 3.2 out 5
If someone handed you this cigar it would be smoked and then probably thank them. Might try it again.