Cigar review: Good looking?

 

 

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IMG_5163.jpgCigar review: Much can be said about a cigar’s unique design and look. Striking cigars usually get immediate attention which is a great marketing tool. It will draw you to the smoke , and out of  your  curiosity factor , might buy it.

I was gifted the La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Obelisco by a friend and decided it deserved a review. As always how and where I receive the cigar does not impact my subjective judgment. Please partake in the smoke if interested and make your own judgment.

 

Brand/Name of Cigar: La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Obelisco

Country of Origin: Domincan Republic

Size: 5 x 44 x 57

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra

Binder: Dominican

Filler; Dominican, Nicaraguan Ligero

Shape: Pyramid

Price: Varies according to quanity purchased

Where and When Smoked: Lone Wolf Cigar Lounge, Los Angeles, 8/3/2019

Purchased: Received gratis from a cigar friend

Appearance/Construction: This box pressed is a unique presentation with an oily feel, solid to the touch with no visable flaws. It is a prime example of an  cigar that you will certainly notice. The wrapper is chocolate brown.

Flavor/Taste and Aroma: First third: Cocoa , almonds and a reasonable amount of spice creates a good start without any harshness or difficulty in smoking. Very comfortable in your hand.

Second Third: Somewhat more spice but the other flavors do not suffer or get overwhelmed. The overall mix is well balanced.

Final Third: We like the flavor of the cigar as the blend shines in a way that seems to complement the shape. The profile adds an amount of earthy flavor that impresses me.

Smoking Characteristics: For such a complicated cigar , the burn was cool, stayed true and had no issues.

Conclusion: This cigar has been in the market for years but this was the first time I had a go at it. It’s a winner for me with it’s look,  complementary flavors. and fun to smoke attitude.

Final Thoughts and the Numbers: As I was smoking the cigar at the Lone Wolf Cigar Lounge for the review, an associate of the store came to me and wondered what I was smoking. Clearly the shape worked it’s magic on him. 

Appearance/Construction: 4.3 out of 5

Flavor, Taste and Aroma: 4.0 out of 5

Smoking Characteristics: 4.3 out of 5

Conclusion/Overall Impression: 4.2 out of 5

Buy a 5 pack for sure.

Keep smoking

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