Diesel Unholy cocktail

The Diesel Unholy Cocktail is a Nicaraguan cigar that only comes in a 5 x 56 torpedo. The unholy cocktail has a Pennsylvania broadleaf maduro wrapper with some veins that give it character. The cigar comes packed in cellophane and once you take it out of its coat, you can smell a mixture of wood, hay and barnyard aromas. The construction feels good and the band is simple but that’s the way I like it. The predraw is just fine and leaves a cedar flavor on my palate and pepper on my lips.
I can taste a full coffee flavor with some wood. It’s all spicy, not a pepper of herbal spice though. The coffee slowly turns into a mix of terroir flavors, coffee and wood. After a centimeter the wood gets a bit stronger and I can even taste some liquorices on the background although that flavor disappears after just a puff or two. The texture is quite dry.
After an inch I notice that the coffee disappears and that the wood is slowly becoming the dominant flavor. The dryness turns into a creamy texture. I also get some nutty flavors, it reminds me of almond. The flavors are very consistent. At the end I get a bit of chocolate as a supporting flavor.
I don’t get Diesel fumes, but I do get a lot of medium thick smoke from this cigar and the draw is fine. I had some problems getting the cigar to burn right, but once that problem was solved the burn was great. The firm as is a bit salt & pepper colored. I would rate this full bodied, full flavored. I only get a small flame while purging, that must mean that there isn’t a lot of built up of nicotine.
Now the name “Diesel Unholy Cocktail” didn’t make me want to get up from my chair, run to the local B&M or pull out the creditcard and order it online, but once you get passed the name you’ll find a cigar that is definitely worth smoking, especially for the price. Hell, even if they doubled the price, you would still get value for money.
Would I buy this cigar again? Hell yeah!! AJ Fernandez did it again, another cigar I highly recommend.

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

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3 thoughts on “Diesel Unholy cocktail

  1. Gordo

    I must recommend the Diesel Sideshow. If you love the Unlimited, you’ll love the variation with the sideshow.

    • The unlimited wasn’t as good as the Unholy Cocktail, the Sideshow unfortunately isn’t for sale in The Netherlands

    • oops accidentally deleted your comment on the Macarena cigars, sorry.

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