Spanish Galleon

Spanish Galleon corojo robusto

This 5 x 54 Spanish Galleon corojo robusto has been in my humidor for a couple of months and I hesitated to smoke it due to the mixed reviews I heard of it. This cigar has Dominican and Nicaraguan filler and a Dominican Cubano 98 binder with a corojo wrapper, as the name suggests. The wrapper is quite dark and has a big vein running over it.
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The packing is quite nice, I really like the band with the old style map. The cigar is wrapped in cedar that has a band on the foot and the cigar and cedar are packed in cellophane. The predraw is fine and the construction feels good. The cigar has a dry grass aroma.
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I taste a mild acidy kind of coffee with a mild sweetness to it. The strange sweet flavor keeps noticeable until I reach the mid of the cigar. There is also a musty feeling to the flavor. At the 2/3rd point the cigar gets a bit bitter.
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I had a bit of a crooked burn. The smoke is a bit thin and there is not a lot of it. The ash is light colored and firm. They claim this cigar is medium bodied and they are right, but they don’t advertise that it is mild flavored.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Nah, there are better cheap sticks out there

Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 6 / 10
Smoke & ash: 6 / 10
Aroma first part: 6 / 10
Aroma second part: 6 / 10
Aroma third part: 5 / 10

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