Posts Tagged With: corona grande

Devils weed nicot

Devil’s weed is the first cigar from Molina Cigars, a brand new cigar manufacturer from the Dominican Republic. The cigar is made from 4 different Dominican leafs as a filler, a Dominican binder and an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. It comes neatly packed in a paper wrap with Devil’s weed logo and once you remove it you find a cigar with a light and oily wrapper and one of the most beautiful cigar bands I have ever seen. The aroma of the cigar is the aroma of white pepper. The size of the cigar I smoked, the corona sized Nicot, is 5 5/8 inch with a 46 ring.
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When I light the cigar I could taste mild and soft leather, clearly not the kind of leather that you get from a lot of Cuban cigars, this is mellow and slowly it goes creamy. After finishing half the cigar I notice the creaminess disappear and the leather grows a bit in strength. There is an overture with pepper, chocolate and wood.
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This is a very nice cigar, medium to mild but yet full flavored. I really nubbed it. There was more than enough smoke, the ash was dark and firm and I had no burn issues

Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, if they become available for Europe

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

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Illusione cg:4

This Illusione cigar got a high rating at Cigar Aficionado so I was very curious about it and the looks made my curiosity grow. The wrapper is very dark with some veins and a dark natural drawing in the leaf. The aroma was a very heavy manure aroma. The predraw tasted like raisin and was a little too easy.

When I light the cigar I can taste nuts with a light sour and herbs but the sour flavor disappears soon. Halfway some leather appears with some cacao on the background soon to be replaced with the nuts I could taste earlier.

The smoke is amazing, very thick & white and the ash is firm. The draw is a little too easy and the burn was a bit crooked.

Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, if possible, it’s hard to find.

Appearance: 9 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 9 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10

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Partagas Corona Grande

Each month there is a ‘cigar of the month’ on sigarenliefhebber.nl where we all smoke a certain cigar and compare our reviews. Member Jeroen was kind enough to offer us a trade, he would send all who were interested 2 Partagas corona grande (size 152mm long and a 42 ring) and we would send 2 cigars of our own choice to Jeroen in return. As the Partagas corona grande is discontinued it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to smoke this cigar, so I gratefully accepted Jeroen’s offer.

The cigar is quite long, but to slim in my opinion. I like thick cigars, and for a cigar this long a ring 42 is too small. It is a corona size ring, but the cigar is quite longer then a corona. And I am not a fan of box-pressed square cigars and this cigar is a bit square. When I smelled the cigar I discovered mainly straw with a hint of wood and leather. The predraw was a bit hard. The first flavor is distinct leather which continued throughout the cigar. Halfway a pepper flavor kicks in and at the end I could taste mint with a hint of cacao.

I was afraid that the draw would be hard as the predraw was, but fortunately not, the draw was fine, but the burn wasn’t. In the beginning it was crooked until I corrected it. The ash was dark and not really firm. The smoke was pretty but not too thick.

Would I buy this cigar again? Probably not, it is a nice cigar but I smoked better

Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 6.5 / 10
Burn: 6 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 6 / 10
Aroma second part: 6 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10

Categories: Cuban cigars, Partagas (Habanos), Partagas Factory | Tags: , ,

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