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Old 05-07-2018, 09:42 AM   #1
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Quesada Oktoberfest Toro 2015 Maduro

I have a few of these cigars laying around and thought one of these dark wrapper beauties would be a good choice for "May is for Maduros".

The band reads: Quesada Oktoberfest. Blended in Dominican Republic Since 2011. The second band reads: 2015 Edition. The cigar measures about 6 x 50.
The wrapper is dark, smooth and substantial. I didn't expect and splits or unraveling from this one. The cigar is firm and unyielding to a light squeeze. A whiff of the foot yielded a light tobacco aroma.
I clipped the cap with a guillotine and lit it with a match. It took fire readily and started with an even burn. There was an initial bitterness which faded into the background rather quickly. But it lingered for the entire cigar. I also picked up some faint essence of cocoa. I occasionally got an intense flavor of something salty like meat tenderizer.
This isn't the sort of cigar I go looking for, but it wasn't bad. I don't drink alcoholic beverages anymore, but I can see where this cigar might pair nicely with some kind of dark beer rather that the Dr. Pepper 10 I was drinking.
The burn was good the whole way. The ash was gray and white and the cone was a bit shallow and even occasionally flat. I'm guessing there's some Nicaraguan tobacco involved.
The cigar was well constructed and stayed firm the whole way. The draw was good and I got lots of chewy smoke.
I'm giving this one a 3 out of 5. If I liked the flavor more I would easily go a point higher.

Epilogue: JR's says that this is a Dominican Puro. They show the size as a Kaiser Ludwig measuring 6 x 49. With 35 reviews there, it's rated at 4.5. I'm not really surprised. It's a high quality cigar. My lower rating is based on personal taste preference.
First: So that a cigar, burn even, circularly, it needs that the tobacconist made it professionally well.

Second: That the cigar have the temperature and humidity necessary, and

Third: _________________________________? ......... (The first person that tells it to me, I will send him free, two René's cigars .

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