José Benito

José Benito magnum

This big cigar with its 64 ring and 9 inch length is packed in its own coffin. It doesn’t feel firm which worries me about the draw. The wrapper is light colored with some light veins and the aroma is nice and light. The cigar is wrapped in cellophane.


I could taste some woody flavors, slightly sweet. The wood becomes a bit more spicy soon and after a few inch it becomes sweet again, honeysweet this time. Halfway I could taste a bit chocolaty flavor as an extra flavor next to the wood.
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After 2/3rd the cigar grows a bit in strength and close to the band I could taste some liquorices.
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This cigar is boring, shallow and mild. If I wasn’t reviewing it I wouldn’t even have smoked it till the end. The draw is too lose, way too lose and the burn is crooked too. The ash is frayed and not very firm and the smoke is poor. Even though this is a huge cigar it lasts less than 90 minutes.
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Fortunately the drink I had was good, one of my favorite Scottish malts
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Would I buy this cigar again? No, way too mild, way too easy draw and overpriced with 11 euro.

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 6 / 10
Draw: 5 / 10
Burn: 6 / 10
Smoke & ash: 6 / 10
Aroma first part: 6 / 10
Aroma second part: 5 / 10
Aroma third part: 6 / 10

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