Cu-Avana

Cu-Avana maduro robusto

I don’t know much about these Cu-Avana cigars, I got this 5×50 maduro robusto in a trade with another Dutch cigar aficionado. The band had some discoloration, the red turned to purple, so I guess the cigar had some age. Online sources told me that the cigar has a Dominican filler with a broadleaf maduro Connecticut wrapper.
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The cigar has a dark wrapper, coarse with some big veins but mild oily. The construction feels good and the cigar has a nice barnyard smell. The predraw is good and I taste dry tobacco.
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I taste coffee with a hint of pepper, the flavors are warm. After half an inch I taste fudge with wood and some pepper, the wood is the main flavor. After an inch the flavors are wood, herbs and every now and then some chocolate.
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Halfway the cigar gets a metallic citrus flavor with the wood, the herbs and the incidental chocolate, after two thirds the cigar gets spicy and less enjoyable.
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I did an hour with this cigar. De draw is a bit loose, but I got a decent amount of medium thick smoke. The burn is good. The light gray ash is frayed but firm. This cigar is full flavored and medium to full bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Nah, I had better cigars.

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

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