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Old 04-14-2002, 10:04 PM   #1
sevenmag
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This one was given to us by MavEric.

Comments ranged from "could not put it
down" to "The construction and appearance are the best things this cigar
has going for it."

So what was it Mav


Cigar: Cigar #193
Member:Jojocigars.
Const:5
Burn:5
Draw:5
Aroma:5
Flavor:10
Taste:10
Overall:10
Total:50
PreSmoke:'very nice dark maduro rapper. box pressed belicoso .would say it
was a onyx resv'
Smoke:'this was a great cigar had everything going right .could not put it
down .burnt great .lots of flavor .did not go put .ex ex ex cigar '
Summary:'i think i did that in the last two boxes should i say more .great
smoke '


Cigar: Cigar #193
Member:PurosDave.
Const:4
Burn:4
Draw:4
Aroma:1
Flavor:2
Taste:3
Overall:5
Total:23
PreSmoke:'The construction and appearance are the best things this cigar
has going for it. This is a short boxpressed belicoso with a smooth
maduro wrapper. It feels very solid and prelight draw is great.'
Smoke:'The draw and burn were very good with no corrections needed. It is
very mild, but at the same time has a slight harshness that I am sure is
not normal for this cigar. The aroma and flavor may be affected by this
harshness or at least related, are unpleasant to say the least. On
occasion I can detect a woody aroma and cocoa flavor, but they are very
subtle.'
Summary:'I think I got a dud. I think that something about the blend of
this cigar tells me this is not what the manufacturer intended. It may be
young or suffering from some other abnormality, but the only thing this
cigar had going was that it was well rolled (I wouldn't have boxpressed it
if I could choose). I think I should sample another to be fair, but from
the little flavor and aroma I got I won't be running to the tobacconist.'


Cigar: Cigar #193
Member:MavEric
Const:3
Burn:4
Draw:3
Aroma:4
Flavor:8
Taste:6
Overall:7
Total:35
PreSmoke:'This severe box pressed, very dark maduro had oil crystals which
glimmered against the black wrapper.'
Smoke:'There's a slightly tight draw that loosens up; a weak amount of
smoke at first that builds. Starts spicy with cedar and a slight licorice
taste. After 1/3, the box press evens out and good, heavy maduro flavors
kick in and keep it interesting. Med-full strength, med-full bodied.
Fairly long finish.'
Summary:'This was my sample: it's pretty tastey for a $3 cigar but it
doesn't live up to all the hype that surrounded it. I much prefer the
toro sizes which really offer a good, unique liquorice taste.'


Cigar: Cigar #193
Member:Neophyte
Const:4
Burn:3
Draw:3
Aroma:4
Flavor:7
Taste:8
Overall:8
Total:37
PreSmoke:'This is a very well constructed cigar. It is a nice maduro
wrapper, no large veins. The color is very consistent. There was an odd
feel to the bunching. This may relate to the box pressing. As I felt the
cigar there was a feeling that the wrapper was slightly loose from the
filler.'
Smoke:'This was a very good cigar. There was a light bite in the
beginning but it went away. It came back as I was nubbing it. There was
an uneven burn about halfway through. The coal bypassed a section of the
wrapper and some of the outside filler. This did not effect the taste.'
Summary:'This was a very enjoyable cigar that I would enjoy trying again.


Cigar: Cigar #193
Member:sevenmag
Const:3
Burn:3
Draw:4
Aroma:4
Flavor:7
Taste:6
Overall:7
Total:34
PreSmoke:'At first glance the dark belicoso looked good, but after closer
inspection there were a couple of major flaws. One large viod and one stem
poking through the wrapper. It was also a bit spongy, after a few weeks at
66 to 68 percent I would think it would have firmed up a bit.
It cut well and took to the lighter fine but the draw was a bit easy for
my taste.'
Smoke:'At first there was no taste at all, it picked up quick enough and
settled into a mild to medium smoke. The flavor was straight forward, a
good sweet core of cocoa and maybe a touch of cinnamon. Nothing to complex,
but still enjoyable. I thought that dark oily wrapper would add a bit to
it but it didn't. I had to straighten out the burn a couple of times and
relight three or four.

'
Summary:'This one left me a little disappointed. It just looked like a
heavier bodied cigar. I won't say I didn't like it but these just don't do
it for me. Anyone who enjoys lighter bodied cigars would probably enjoy
this one. Especially if you like them in double maduro.'
'






Edited by - sevenmag on 04/15/2002 08:36:58 AM
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