To the eyes of non-smokers and plenty of occasional smokers Cuban cigars are an expensive luxury product. While that is true for many Cubans, there are a decent amount of brands that make affordable smokes and this is one of those very brands.
These are medium to full bodied smokes with cocoa and spice flavours with a strong finish. The wrapper has a barnyard aroma with a nice oily sheen. Green and woody flavours take hold coupled with a perfect draw this cigar delivers a creamy, comfortable smoke with a surprisingly even burn.
An affordable Cuban Corona. Perfect to have for your humidor when you want a quick smoke in the afternoon. Perfect for the every day smoker.
Even though it is said that this is a cheap shoddy everyday smoke, the burn, construction, and draw of this cigar is surprisingly good. This is not one to be forgotten or disregarded, but savored just as any other cigar should.
I must say I bought this as an experiment. I'm not sure if you have heard of the "placing a cigar under the tap" thing? Well it consists of placing a cigar under a thin stream of water for 6-7 seconds prior to cutting, so that the water flows from the cap to the foot. I used this cigar for that experiment to see what it does, and to be honest it doesn't do much. The seam of the wrapper becomes slightly wet, and most of it evaporates during lighting. However, the little difference it makes is quite interesting. It cools the smoke down a bit, and might produce a slightly fuller smoke. The burn stays even and the taste stays constant.
This cigar served as an experiment, but the easy cocoa flavors and the spicy finish brought a smile to my face as I puffed away at this pleasant smoke. The final part increases the strength and the spiciness. Don't shy away from the price, feel free to give it a try, it might even surprise you