Cigar Review: Hot Time, Diesel Wicked

Cigar review: Diesel cigars were always a blip in my cigar world. I would sometimes smoke a Diesel if one was in my humidor or it was part of a sampler. That changed after I smoked the Diesel Whiskey Row which I truly enjoyed.

Diesel Wicked was staring at me in my humi for some time and I thought it was time to try it out. As usual how and where I received the cigar does not impact my subjective view. Try it yourself and make your own judgment.

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Brand/Name of Cigar: Diesel/Wicked

Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf

Binder: Nicaraguan Habano

Filler: Nicaraguan Ligero

Shape: Torpedo

Price: App. $12.00

Where and When Smoked: Los Angeles, Ca. 11/4/18

Appearance/Construction: Very dark black wrapper with an oily feel.

This is a big looking cigar, not a pretty boy with firm construction, rustic appearance. The band is actually pretty basic but the second band covers almost half of the smoke.

Flavor/Taste and Aroma: First third: No denying this is a very earthy blend with a surprising influence of citrus, coco and maple. I had an image of smoking deep in the woods, in a flannel shirt.

Second third: Here comes the blast of spice, full-bodied and cranking up black pepper with a light taste of orange peel. Cigar is smooth.

Final third: The pepper increases dramatically  which was somewhat overpowering and I lost the fruity essence which I liked.

Smoking Characteristics:The overall burn was pretty straightforward but did have an uneven burn about half way through. It corrected itself as we smoked further. There was one relight.

Conclusion/Overall Impression: The cigar left me a bit unsatisfied as the pepper gave the smoke too much intensity. Some would disagree with my assessment as this is what they were hoping for.

Final thoughts and the numbers: Diesel Wicked would be a very occasional cigar for me. The intensity needs to tone down a bit  for my taste.

Appearance/Construction: 4 out of 5

Flavor/Taste and Aroma: 3.2 out of 5

Smoking Characteristics: 3.5. out of 5

Conclusion/Overall Impression: 3.5 out of 5

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