Casa Magna Oscuro

Casa Magna oscuro #4

This 5×44 Casa Magna oscuro is the last of the series Casa Magna oscuros that were released on the Dutch market recently and the last of the series reviews. The price tag of this cigar is 3 euro. This cigar is made in Honduras, like all other Casa Magna oscuro cigars but it is a Nicaraguan puro.
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The wrapper is dark and shiny, full of oil and one big vein. The silver colored band sticks out on the dark wrapper. The construction feels good and the cigar has a strong and peppery barnyard smell. the predraw is fine, I taste dry tobacco with pepper and some chocolate
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I taste a peppery soil flavor. After a quarter of an inch I also taste something metallic on the background. The flavors are pleasant and spicy and appear to be stronger than the robusto from the same series. After three quarters of an inch I also taste some herbs and after a third I taste green peppers as main flavor with wood and a herbal aftertaste.
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Halfway I taste a little bit of chocolate with the flavors I mentioned before and the metallic flavor is back, only on the background though. The wood flavor slowly becomes stronger, it even becomes the main flavor for a while. After two thirds the pepper fights back and becomes dominant again.
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This cigar lasted me an hour. The draw is great, just like the burn. The dark and coarse ash is firm. I go a lot of smoke. I had to correct the burn a few times though. This cigar is full flavored and medium to full bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, I like this #4 the most when it comes to the Casa Magna oscuro series

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: 7 / 10

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Casa Magna oscuro churchill gordo

The Casa Magna Oscuro Churchill gordo is the biggest cigar out of the Casa Magna Oscuro line with it’s 6 ⅝x56 size. It recently became available in The Netherlands and here’s the review.
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The wrapper is dark and shiny with lots of oil and a few small veins. The cigar feels silky though with a hard construction. The smell is mild peppery. the predraw is a bit hard and I taste spicy tobacco.
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I taste coffee with a little bit of sugar. After half an inch I also get some spicy herbs. After an inch I taste pepper, herbs and straw with a mild sweetness. After a third the flavors are sweet herbs with some toast on the background.
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Halfway I taste some sweet wood with spicy and peppery herbs on the background. After two thirds I taste an earthy flavor and near the end I taste pepper again, green pepper with that earthy flavor.
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This cigar lasted me for two hours and ten minutes. The draw is a bit tight, with a lot of medium thick smoke. The pepper and salt colored ash is coarse and firm. The burn is great. This cigar is full flavored and full bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? No, I didn’t care for it at all

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

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Casa Magna oscuro toro

I did a few reviews on several Casa Magna oscuro cigars the last few days, so there’s not much more to tell, I guess I wrote everything I know about the Placensia & Quesada made cigars in the previous reviews. Only thing I can tell you about this 6×52 toro is the price, which is € 4.50 here in The Netherlands.
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The looks are great, the black wrapper and the silver band are a perfect match. The wrapper looks quite dry, not dry as in ‘not moist’ but dry in ‘not oily’ and has a few veins. I smell a barnyard. The construction feels quite hard. The predraw is fine and I taste spicy tobacco.
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Coffee with an earthy flavor is the first thing I taste. I also get some wood and straw. After half an inch I taste leather with earth and straw. The cigar is quite spicy. After a third I taste dry leather with a mild metallic flavor.
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Halfway I mainly taste straw with some leather, herbs and that strange but pleasant metallic flavor. The straw slowly morphs into hay. Near the end I taste more herbs, the cigar gets more spicy and I get quite a lot of black pepper.
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This cigar lasted me an hour and fifty minutes. The draw is great and I got a lot of smoke. The ash is white. The burn is great. The ash is coarse but firm. This cigar is full flavored and full bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Again, I prefer the belicoso

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

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Casa Magna oscuro belicoso

I smoked quite a few Casa Magna Colorado cigars from Nicaragua and love them, especially for the price but recently the Casa Magna Oscuro series got released here in The Netherlands. And again, the prices are very budget friendly, this 6½x52 torpedo has a € 4,50 price tag (compare that to a Montecristo #2, same size, price tag € 12,50), so you can guess that I’m very pleased with this release and can’t wait to smoke all vitolas in the Casa Magna Oscuro series. Even though it’s the same brand as the Colorado series, the Oscuro serie is made in Honduras instead of Nicaragua.
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The construction feels good and I smell a strong barnyard smell. The silver band looks great on the dark wrapper which has a few long thin veins. The predraw is fine and I taste a little bit of pepper.
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I taste a dry and mild sweet herbal flavor with wood and a splash of chocolate in the aftertaste. The flavors are full but smooth. After three quarters of an inch I taste some wood with some sweetness and some pepper in the aftertaste. The pepper isn’t overpowering and the wood slowly grows in strength.
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After a third I taste some dry wood with some sweetness. The wood slowly morphs into a cedar flavor. After two thirds the pepper disappears, the wood is mild sweet and I taste herbs on the background.
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This cigar lasted me for an hour and twenty minutes. The draw is great and I got a lot of thick smoke. The ash is light colored and firm. The cigar is full flavored, full but smooth and medium to full bodied. The burn is flawless.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Without a doubt

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

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Casa Magna oscuro robusto

The Honduran made Nicaraguan puro young brother of the 2008 cigar of the year is finally available in The Netherlands and for a very budget friendly price I might say. These 5×54 robusto has a price tag of only € 4.00 here, which is good. The cigar gets his name from the Cuban seed Nicaraguan oscuro wrapper.
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The wrapper is oily and almost black with just one thin vein. The silver band and the black wrapper give a nice contrast. The construction feels good and I smell a mixture of chocolate and a barnyard. The predraw is fine and I taste peppery tobacco.
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I taste a lot of white pepper with some soil. Soon I also taste chocolate and wood. After three quarters of an inch I get a lot more pepper and some herbs. Halfway some leather shows up with wood and pepper. The pepper is overpowering the other flavors.
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Soon after a lot of herbs join the pepper, the leather and the wood. After two thirds the pepper gets even stronger and it is close to being too strong. The cigar gets really spicy.
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This cigar lasted me an hour and twenty-five minutes. I got a lot of white smoke, and the smoke is thick too. The draw is great. I had to correct the burn a few times. The pepper and salt colored ash is coarse but firm. This cigar is full flavored and full bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? I prefer the belicoso

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

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Casa Magna oscuro robusto

Casa Magna became Cigar Aficionado’s cigar of the year 2008 and that caused quite a stir amongst cigar lovers worldwide. Not a lot of people understood why Cigar Aficionado rated this cigar so high, and I must admit, I am one of those people. I smoked the Casa Magna robusto before and even though I liked it, I didn’t think it was deserving of the title “cigar of the year”. Well, Manuel Quesada and Nestor Plascencia decided to use the same blend with an oscuro wrapper instead of a colorado wrapper and release it under the name Casa Magna Oscuro. This 5×52 cigar was bombed to me by an American friend.
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The cigar looks great with the nice silver version of the normal Casa Magna band. The deep dark and oily wrapper only has one vein. The aroma is light but rich and reminds me of a barnyard. The construction feels tight, but equally tight everywhere, I can’t find soft spots. The wrapper is quite thick, that makes the cigar hard to punch. The predraw is good and leaves a mild raisin flavor on my palate.
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I taste a medium full earth flavor which has a warm and comfortable feel to it. I also taste a mild dark chocolate aftertaste. The flavors are subtle and dry. The flavors slowly gain some strength and less subtle. After an inch the chocolate disappears and instead I taste some herbs, also dry in texture.
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Halfway the dark chocolate returns and is clearly noticeable. At ⅔ I taste wood, earth and herbs, still dry in texture. The herbs become the main flavor.
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Even though this cigar is just 5 inch, I puffed on it for two hours and fifteen minutes. The cigar produces a lot of smoke which is quite thick. The draw is fine and the pepper and salt colored ash is firm. The burn was good too. This cigar is full bodied and full flavored.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, I liked it, just like the normal Casa Magna

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

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