La Aroma de Cuba – Del Caribe

La Aroma de Cuba Coronation Noblesse

A few years ago Ashton decided to release Nicaraguan cigars, made by My Father Cigars, under the name La Aroma de Cuba (La Aroma Del Caribe in Europe). The brand was a success and several offsprings were born, the latest is a limited release under the name Noblesse. The original release was called coronation and is a 6 ½x52 double corona made from Nicaraguan tobacco with an Ecuadorean Habano rosado wrapper.
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The cigar looks great, a smooth reddish wrapper with one of the most beautiful cigar bands I’ve ever seen. The veins are thin and the wrapper has a nice shine although the flash makes the vein looks bigger on the pictures. The cigar has a nice barnyard aroma. The construction feels good although there is a small dent in the middle. The cold draw is a little tight and gives me hay, pepper and raisin.
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The first flavor I get is wood with a really mild pepper. The flavors are quite dry. The pepper slowly disappears, I only taste a nice woody flavor.
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Halfway the cigar gets more spicy again with more red pepper to the wood flavor.
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The draw is just fine, and the cigar has a nice aroma. The ash is silver gray and reasonable firm. The smoke is medium thick. The cigar is medium to medium full, both in strength and in flavor. The burn is slow and straight. The cigar is one dimensional but tasty. The smoke time is about 2 hours.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, once in a while.

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

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La Aroma del Caribe edicion especial #5

Not too long ago the La Aroma de Cuba came on the Dutch market under the name La Aroma del Caribe and the Dutch distributer started with the La Aroma del Caribe edicion especial #1, La Aroma del Caribe edicion especial #2 and the La Aroma del Caribe edicion especial #3 and now he brought the La Aroma del Caribe edicion especial #5, a 5½x52 belicoso to the Dutch market for a retail price of 7 euro. I liked the first three vitolas, so I couldn’t wait to try this Don Pepin made cigar from Ashton.
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The cellophane wrapped cigar has a medium brown, mild shiny and oily wrapper with a double band. The top of the cigar is a bit blunt for a belicoso and the wrapper doesn’t have a lot of veins. I smell some wood and a barnyard smell. The construction feels a bit hard, but the predraw is easy and has a mild spicy taste to it.
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I taste dry coffee, mildly bitter, and something that reminds me of cinnamon. The coffee morphs into wood. After half an inch I taste herbs and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. After almost an inch I also taste some dark chocolate.
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Halfway I taste wood with herbs and some nutmeg and every now and then some cocoa powder. After two thirds the spices are getting stronger and I taste wood too with a mild pepper in the aftertaste.
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This cigar lasted me an hour and fifteen minutes and I got a lot of thick smoke. The pepper and salt colored ash is firm. The draw is great, just like the burn. This cigar is medium bodied and full flavored.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Yes I will

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

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La Aroma de Cuba belicoso

These handmade cigars are made by Don Pepin Garcia for Ashton, just like the San Cristobal and Benchmade, two great smokes. The La Aroma de Cuba is made from Nicaraguan tobacco with a broadleaf Connecicut wrapper and has a nice classic cigar band.
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The wrapper of this 5½x52 cigar has a nice mocha color, it is also oily and contains a few minor veins. I smell wood and straw when I hold the cigar under my nose. The construction feels good and the predraw is fine. I taste peppery raisin. The head of this torpedo is short and blunt.
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I taste a powerful peppery cofee with herbs and a sweetness. After an inch I taste cedar with the herbs, the flavors are mild spicy. The spiciness disappears though and the structure of the flavors becomes mild creamy. The creaminess disappears quickly too.
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The cigar is still mild spicy with flavors of herbs and cedar with some pepper that slowly grows in strength. After ⅝ I also taste some nuts with the pepper, herbs and cedar. The structure of the flavors becomes mild creamy again. The cigar gets more spicier until it is time to put the nub to rest.
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This cigar lasted me for an hour and a half. The ash is almost white and medium firm. This full flavored and medium bodied cigar produced a lot of thick white smoke. I had to correct the burn a few times, but the draw was good.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, hopefully this blend will be available in The Netherlands.

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

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La Aroma del Caribe edicion especial #2

I recently smoked the La Aroma del Caribe edicion especial #1 and the La Aroma del Caribe edicion especial #3, today was the day that I decided to light the third La Aroma del Caribe edicion especial that recently hit the Dutch market and how surprising, this is the La Aroma del Caribe edicion especial #2, a 4 ⅞x48 robusto. Just like the others, this La Aroma del Caribe edicion especial #2 is made from Nicaraguan tobacco with an Ecuadorian wrapper and it is the same cigar as the La Aroma de Cuba edicion especial, only with a different name for Europe. The price of this baby is € 6.00
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The cigar looks good with the smooth light brown, oily and shiny wrapper with the silky feel. The construction feels good, although it is a little soft. The predraw is easy with a peppery aftertaste. The cigar doesn’t have much of a smell.
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I taste a spicy coffee flavor with some earth. The flavors are smooth. After a quarter of an inch I taste the earthy flavor, leather and some herbs, all mildly sweet. The flavors are sweet and medium bodied.
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After a third I taste herbs and the cigar slowly gets stronger. I also taste some cinnamon. The flavors remain smooth and medium strong. I miss the expected Don Pepin Garcia pepper twang. After two thirds I taste wood with cinnamon, still smooth.
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This cigar lasted me an hour and ten minutes. I got a lot of thick smoke. The ash is pepper and salt colored and firm. The draw and burn are good. This cigar is medium bodied and medium flavored.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, this is a good late morning, early afternoon cigar.

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

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La Aroma del Caribe edicion especial #1

As I explained earlier with the review of the #3, this La Aroma del Caribe edicion especial #1 is the same as Ashton’s La Aroma de Cuba edicion especial #1, but with the European name and band. The cigars are made by Don Pepin Garcia from Nicaraguan tobacco with an Ecuadorian sun grown Cuban seed wrapper. This cigar recently became available on the Dutch market for a price of € 6.00
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The cigar is 5⅝x46 big and has a medium dark oily and leathery wrapper with a few thin veins. The wrapper feels quite silky. The smell is strong, an acidic barnyard smell. The construction is great, just like the predraw which tastes as peppery hay.
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I taste a peppery and herbal earth flavor with some coffee. The pepper fades away after a quarter of an inch. I taste a herbal earthy flavor, quite spicy and the herbs slowly grow to become the main flavor.
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After a third I taste wood with some herbs and a tiny bit of nutmeg on the background, which disappears before I reach the mid of the cigar. After two thirds I taste pepper, herbs and a carrot like flavor which I only tasted in an Oliva V maduro once.
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This cigar gave me ninety minutes of pleasure. I got a nice medium thick white smoke and a good draw. The burn is good too. The ash is dark, coarse and not firm at all. This cigar is full flavored and full bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Yeah, probably not a whole box, but every now and then a single

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 8 / 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

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La Aroma del Caribe edicion especial #3

La Aroma del Caribe edicion especial is the same as La Aroma de Cuba edicion especial, the cigar that Don Pepin Garcia makes for Ashton, but due to copyright laws the cigars couldn’t be released as La Aroma de Cuba and got renamed for the European market. But who cares about the name right? As long as the cigar is tasty and just reading about these cigars makes me want to light one. Aged Nicaraguan tobacco with a Cuban seed sun grown wrapper from Ecuador. The La Aroma del Caribe edicion especial #3 is a 6×50 toro which costs € 6.50 in The Netherlands.
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This cigar has a nice classic looking double band. I notice the silky feel of the wrapper but looks medium dark, shiny and oily with a few minor veins. The cigar has a good construction with a strong barnyard aroma. The predraw is good and taste mild peppery.
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I taste a mild bitter espresso, sharp with some wood and pepper. The bitterness disappears quickly. After an inch I taste coffee with pepper on the background. I also taste an earthy flavor with some chocolate. The flavor slowly gets leathery, full and strong, with some pepper in the aftertaste and some sweetness on the background. Some puffs later I also taste some nuts.
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Halfway I taste chocolate with some leather and wood. Leather is growing stronger with some chocolate on the background. After two thirds I taste mainly leather with some wood and herbs. The herbs are quite fresh. The cigar slowly grows spicy and the chocolate has disappeared.
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This cigar lasted me an hour and twenty minutes. I got a decent amount of medium thick smoke. The draw is good and the burn had to be corrected once, after that correction the burn is good. The ash is white, compact and firm. The wrapper tears at a certain moment but that didn’t affect the burn or draw. This cigar is full bodied and full flavored.
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Would I buy this cigar again? You bet I will

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

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