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Lynn USCE rosado toro

A friend, who orders regularly at Lynn cigars, gave me this Lynn USCE rosado toro, as he knew that I really liked the previous Lynn rosado houseblend. I tried to find more information about this cigar, but I think it was just one batch as they are no longer available on Larry’s website anymore.
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This 6×50 cigar looks good, sturdy and well finished. The wrapper has that fine rosado glow and lots of small veins. The construction feels good and I smell a mild mixture of flowers and charcoal, it reminds me of the smell of my pipe after I smoked an aromatic tobacco like Indian Summer. The predraw is fine and leaves a mixture of floral flavors and raisin with a peppery aftertaste.
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I taste a dry wood with earthy flavor and some sweetness. The flavors don’t change in the first inch, which doesn’t happen that often. After a third still no changes in flavor, only in strength, the flavors get milder and more boring.
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Halfway I taste a bit more wood, but that is the only development that I notice. After two thirds the sweetness disappears, I only taste that dry wood and earth. At the end I taste some nuts.
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This cigar had a smoke time of two hours. The smoke started out thin, but the volume was good and the smoke got thicker along the way. The ash is light colored with dark swipes and it is reasonably firm. The burn is good. This cigar is medium flavored and mild to medium bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Nah, I like rosado cigars but this was a bit of a let down

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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Lynn Nicaraguan maduro lancero

Lynn is a well known webshop and I heard good stuff about his house brands, most of them are made by Miura. I smoked the Nicaraguan Connecticut perfecto and I liked it, which is rare as I don’t like Connecticut much. A friend, who orders at Lynn regularly, gave me this extremely dark unbanded 6½x36 lancero from the Lynn Nicaraguan line.
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The wrapper is very dark and leaves some stains on my fingers, so I think that the wrapper is dyed. The cigar has a strong barnyard smell and some thin veins. The construction feels good but the predraw is a bit hard and leaves a peppery flavor in my mouth.
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I taste a peppery leather, the pepper is strong but fades away a bit after half an inch and then I taste more leather. After two inch I taste more pepper again with the leather. The flavors are nice and I also discover some wood and a tiny bit of nuts on the background.
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The flavors don’t develop anymore, but I like what I taste. After two thirds the pepper turns sharp and stronger.
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This cigar lasted me for seventy-five minutes and it had a great draw. The burn is good, although I had to correct it once or twice. The ash is dark and firm and I got a decent amount of smoke. The cigar is full flavored and medium bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Can’t find them on the website anymore.

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

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Lynn Panama robusto

There’s not much that I know of these Panamanian robustos, I got two from a friend who bought them as a budget bundle from Lynn cigars and that website tells me that the cigars are longfillers from Panama, made my Miura cigars. The cigars come without band and are nameless.
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The cigar is wrapped in cellophane, is 5×52 and has a chocolate brown wrapper, full of small veins and has a triple cap. The construction feels a quite firm. The cigar has a mild acidic straw smell. The predraw is good and I taste tobacco.
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The flavors are a bit musty, I taste both citrus and earthy flavors, quite full and mild sweet. After an inch I just taste sugar with a little bit of herbs in the aftertaste.
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Halfway I get some wood too and near the end the cigar gets a bit spicy.
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This cigar lasted me an hour and fifteen minutes. The draw was great and I got a lot of reasonable thick gray smoke. The firm ash is light gray. The burn is good. This cigar is full flavored yet medium bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Nah, these didn’t impress me at all

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

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Lynn Nicaraguan Connecticut perfecto

I got this unbanded and 6×60 perfecto from a Dutch cigar aficionado and all I knew that it was a Lynn houseblend which comes dirt cheap. After smoking I found out that it has a Connecticut wrapper, and regular readers of my reviews know that I hate Connecticut, but this cigar I liked.
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The wrapper is light colored, thick and fat with lots of veins. It is also mild oily. The cigar has a strong aroma of soil and a barnyard. The construction is good and the raisin flavored predraw is fine.
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I taste wood with a hint of pepper and the pepper slowly grows in strength. After a quarter of an inch I also taste some citrus. After half an inch the cigar has a flavor palate of sweet wood and nuts and after an inch I also taste chocolate. The sugary sweetness grows in strength with some wood, chocolate and some herbs. The mixture of these flavors are good, everything is well balanced.
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Halfway I get some more nuts while the chocolate has gone, the flavors are a bit sweet and I taste herbs in the aftertaste. The nuts and the sweetness become the main flavors with some herbs in the aftertaste.
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This cigar was good for an hour and thirty-five minutes. The draw and the burn are good. I got enough smoke, which was reasonably thick. The light colored ash is extremely firm, as the pictures show. This cigar is full flavored yet medium bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, especially for the price!

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

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Lynn houseblend rosado toro

These cigars are made by Miura Cigars, a company that makes cigars for major distributors and private labels, as well as their own cigars. This cigar is a Nicaraguan puro with a rosado wrapper. A friend gave me this cigar when I mentioned that I like rosado leaf.
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The cigar comes naked, no band whatsoever, just packed in cellophane and has a 6 x 54 size. The cigar has a strong barnyard aroma and the construction feels good. The rosado wrapper is oily but looks a little wrinkled. The predraw is on the loose side and leaves a raising flavor on my palate.
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I can taste some leather, reasonable full, with a bit of a metallic feel to it. After an inch some wood joins the party.

 

After 1/3rd the texture gets a bit creamy and I get a herbal aftertaste. Halfway the flavors grow a bit in strength and I can even taste some nuts, hazelnuts and walnut, all still a bit metallic.
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I get more than enough smoke and the draw is fine. The ash is pretty light, firm and straight. I had some burn issues towards the end. I would rate this a medium cigar, both on body and flavor. It is a nice cigar, but not much of a challenge.
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Would I buy this cigar again? This size isn’t offered on the website any longer, but I will get a bundle of figurados or perfectos. They have a great price quality ratio for a yardgar.

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

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