Monthly Archives: May 2008

Taboo factory value blend

This cheap budget smoke is a shortfiller with Dominican filler and an Ecuadorian sun grown wrapper. They go for about 1$ a stick on the Taboo website. The cigars are unbanded and wrapped in a plastic wrapper. The cigar that I smoked was a bit box pressed and had a wrapper which contained lots of veins and irregularities.

The aroma is sweet with hints of manure and the size is a corona, 150 mm long and a 45 ring gauge. The construction is good, neither soft nor hard spots noticeable. The cigar produces lots of smoke, the ash is frayed and the draw is just fine.

The first flavor I get is a sweetish kind of leather and that flavor is consistent throughout the cigar, nice but nothing special. Halfway I notice a slight burning sensation on the tip of my tongue, soon to be followed with the flavor of white pepper.

Would I buy this cigar again? Perhaps, it makes a nice snack cigar especially when you see the price of it.

Appearance: 6 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 6 / 10
Aroma second part: 6 / 10
Aroma last part: 6 / 10

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Tatuaje Havana VI angeles

This dark, smooth oily cigar spreads an aroma of hay and the wrapper is a little veined. The predraw is fine and contains a little pepper.

When I lit the cigar I was surprised, for a moment I thought I lit up a Cuban cigar because of the typical Cuban leather flavor. After 2 centimeters a peppery chocolate appeared and the further the cigar progressed the stronger the flavors became. The leather returns to be replaced later with a light cacao. The aftertaste is pepper.

Lots of thick white smoke, the ash is dark and firm

Would I buy this cigar again? Yeah, on occasion

Appearance: 9 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Smoke & ash: 9 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 7 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10

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Puros Indios maximus reserva

The cigar has a light wrapper with stains and veins and the light aroma of a stable. The smoke and draw are ok and I could only taste wood. Not a lot of flavor in this cigar.

Would I buy this cigar again? Nope.

Appearance: 6 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 70
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 6 / 10
Aroma second part: 6 / 10
Aroma third part: 6 / 10

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Illusione cg:4

This cigar got a high rating at Cigar Aficionado so I was very curious about it and the looks made my curiosity grow. The wrapper is very dark with some veins and a dark natural drawing in the leaf. The aroma was a very heavy manure aroma. The predraw tasted like raisin and was a little too easy.

When I light the cigar I can taste nuts with a light sour and herbs but the sour flavor disappears soon. Halfway some leather appears with some cacao on the background soon to be replaced with the nuts I could taste earlier.

The smoke is amazing, very thick & white and the ash is firm. The draw is a little too easy and the burn was a bit crooked.

Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, if possible, it’s hard to find.

Appearance: 9 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 9 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10

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