Goviado

Goviado belicoso

This is the second blend from Guillen cigars, the maker of Reserva Miraflor, and named after a nature reserve in Nicaragua. The cigar is a Nicaraguan puro made in Esteli.
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The cigar, wrapped in cellophane, has a pretty sharp top and the wrapper has a silky feel too it. The wrapper has the color of milk chocolate and only has a few minor veins. The aroma reminds me of horse and hay. The predraw is fine and leaves a mild peppery raisin flavor on my palate.
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I taste a full coffee flavor, mildly bitter and after half an inch I can also taste some earthy tones and a caramel like sweetness on the background.
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After an inch the coffee disappears and I get a herbal flavor with an earthy flavor, some caramel and a chocolate flavor that sticks to the palate. The earth flavor becomes dominant while the caramel and chocolate disappear slowly. Halfway the caramel returns but only as a mild flavor on the background. The main flavor is the earth flavor with some coffee with the caramel background.
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I got a lot of thick white smoke from this cigar and the draw was just fine. The ash is silver gray and firm, but frayed. I had some minor burn issues, it was just a bit crooked. This cigar is full bodied and full flavored.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, I liked it a lot.

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

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Goviado robusto

I really enjoyed the Reserva Miraflor by Guillen Cigars and I had high expectations for their second regular production blend, the Goviado. This 5 x 50 robusto is a Nicaraguan puro and it met up with the expectations.
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The wrapper is nice and silky with just a few minor veins and the color is quite light. The cigar has a full barnyard aroma and a fine predraw. After lighting I can taste a peppery toast that leaves a dry feeling in my mouth. Soon I discover some chocolate on the background. I can also taste a slight leather flavor while the toast is disappearing. After about ½ an inch, the flavors become warm and they get an undertone of earthy flavors.
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After an inch the toast returns with some chocolate on the background. Some puffs later I also get some wood and once I reach the mid of the cigar some nuts accompany the wood. The nut flavor grows in strength as closer I get to the end. I nubbed this cigar.
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I get lots of thin smoke from this cigar, first the smoke is a bit brownish, but it turns bluish later on. The ash is medium dark and firm. The draw and burn are great. This is a full flavored, full bodied cigar that caused a bit of vitamin N overdose.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Hell yeah!
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Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10

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