Monthly Archives: May 2012

Tatuaje verocu #5

The Tatuaje Verocu #5 is a petit corona, 4×40, that is sold in boxes of 50 without any bands. The nickname of this cigar is the ‘Havana VI on steroids’ as it is a bit stronger due to the use of some extra ligero in the Tatuaje Havana VI blend. The cigar is a Nicaraguan puro made by My Father in their Nicaraguan factory.
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The wrapper is quite dark and oily. I see a few veins. The construction is fine. The predraw is fine too and I taste musty tobacco. The cigar has a mild barnyard smell.
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I taste sweet coffee, very nice, dry and a bit musty but not Connecticut shade musty, this is pleasant musty. After half an inch I taste sweet coffee with cinnamon and some herbs. I taste pepper in the aftertaste.
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The sweetness fades away and is replaced by some nutmeg near the halfway point of the cigar. I taste herbs, cinnamon and nutmeg. I realize that the pepper disappeared too. After two thirds I taste more cinnamon and nutmeg, I taste fresh herbs in the aftertaste and by fresh I mean minty.
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This small cigar lasted me for forty five minutes. The draw was great. The pepper and salt ash is firm. The smoke is medium, both in volume as in thickness. The cigar is full flavored and full bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? I would like a box

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

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Bolivar Coronas Junior

The Bolivar coronas junior is a 4.3×42 small stick with a price tag of € 5,60 here in The Netherlands. They are one of the favorite smokes of a friend of mine and he gave me this stick, he knows that I am a Bolivar whore too, Bolivar is my second favorite Cuban marca.
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The cigar is boxes pressed and has a latte colored wrapper, which is mild oily and hardly has any veins. The cigar has a mild barnyard smell and a good construction. The predraw is fine.
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I taste a strong leather flavor with a little bit of herbs. After half an inch I taste leather and earth with some herbs, the flavors are dry and definitely fit the Bolivar flavor profile.
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After an inch I taste herbs, and half way those herbs get company from leather and a tiny bit of chocolate. The leather slowly grows stronger again.
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This small cigar lasted me for an hour. It got a decent amount of smoke, but the smoke wasn’t thick at all. The draw is good, just like the burn. The light gray ash is firm. This cigar is medium flavored and full bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Nah, I’ll choose the Bolivar royal corona or the Bolivar belicoso finos over the coronas junior anyday.

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

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Mayorga Maduro Robusto

I smoked the Mayorga maduro torpedo some time ago, and liked it, so when I got my hands on this Nestor Plasencia made Mayorga maduro torpedo I was already bias, I knew this 4¾x50 box pressed robusto would be a nice smoke.
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The cigar has a dark Costa Rican wrapper with a Nicaraguan binder and filler. The wrapper looks leathery and oily, doesn’t have much veins and is topped off with a simple band. I smell a mild barnyard smell. The construction feels good, the predraw is fine.
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I taste coffee and earthy flavors, dry and with a little bit of chocolate. After half an inch I taste some herbs and leather, both sweet. The flavors are getting stronger and after a third the leather becomes the main flavor.

Halfway the herbs become stronger and the sweetness becomes the main flavor, the leather and herbs are well balanced. After two thirds the cigar gets less sweet, more herbs and I even taste some wood.
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This robusto gave me an hour and fifteen minutes pleasure. The draw and the burn were good. The ash is salt & pepper colored and firm. I got a decent amount of smoke that was reasonably thick. I got a big flame when I purged the cigar. This cigar is full flavored and full bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? I already did buy another box

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

Categories: Mayorga, Nicaraguan cigars, Segovia Cigars S.A. | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

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