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Cain Daytona lancero

Cain Daytona Lancero, yes, you read it well, lancer. Now before you start to google to order them: these are not for sale, heck, they are not even in production and it is still undecided if they will, although I can’t imagine Studio Tobac deciding not to start producing these. Even though the Cain Daytona lancero is not in production it won the ‘Nicaraguan cigar of the year’ award from the European Cigar Cult Journal at the IPCPR last week.
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This 7×38 lancero has a deep brown and oily wrapper with a few pretty veins. The construction feels a bit soft but the predraw is great. I taste tobacco with raisin and I smell a strong barnyard smell.
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I taste spicy coffee and an earthy flavour and the flavours are mild bitter. After a quarter of an inch I taste herbal wood with a little earthiness. The coffee and the bitterness have gone. After three quarters of an inch I taste wood with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. The flavours are subtle and smooth. After an inch I taste wood, autumn leaves and some spiciness in the aftertaste.
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After a third I taste a beautiful mix of mild sweet spices with wood and autumn leaves. I taste a mild spicy earth flavour in the aftertaste. After two thirds I taste wood with spices and a little bit of pepper. After three quarters I taste a nice flavour that I can’t name with some spices that for some reason remind me of the autumn.
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This cigar lasted me an hour and forty minutes. I got a lot of smoke, which is thick too. The draw is great, the pepper and salt coloured ash is firm. The burn is straight as an arrow. This cigar is full flavoured and medium bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? I will, if they go into regular production.

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

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Cain Daytona double toro

Like the last few days I smoked a Cain Daytona today. As I had all six different vitolas (the five regular production cigars and the short robusto from the Studio Tobac sampler) I decided to smoke them all in one week, post the reviews so you, my readers, can compare my experiences. This 6×60 double toro is the last of the series.
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The wrapper has a latte color with a lot of veins and even a quite large water spot. The construction feels good. I smell a mild acidic barnyard. When I punch the cigar I notice that the wrapper is very thin. The predraw is fine, I taste tobacco and raisin with some pepper in the aftertaste.
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The flavors are spicy, I taste a lot of pepper with a little bit of citrus, some wood and the mentioned pepper. I taste something sweet in the aftertaste. After half an inch the pepper gets a bit less strong but it is still the dominant flavor. After an inch I also taste some chocolate. I also taste some herbs with some mint. After a third the cigar tastes like wood, herbs and something sweet while the pepper almost completely disappears. I only taste the pepper in the aftertaste. The sweetness turns to honey and a mild nut flavor joins the wood.
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Halfway the main flavor is honey with some wood and herbs, on the background I taste some nuts. After two thirds I taste sweet sal ammoniac like in candy with wood and some herbs. A few puffs later some citrus joins these flavors. The flavors have a warm feeling to it. On the background the nut flavor gets stronger.
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This cigar lasted me for an hour and forty five minutes. The draw was too easy. The smoke started out medium but turned thick and plenty quite quickly. The ash is light colored, almost white, it is coarse but firm. I had to correct the burn a few times. This cigar is full flavored and full bodied, but not Cain F full bodied. The wrapper tears after two thirds.
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Would I buy this cigar again? No, I mean, I loved the flavors, but ring 60 is over the top. I’ll stick to the torpedo, which I liked best from the regular Cain Daytona series.

Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 6 / 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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Cain Daytona torpedo

The next Cain Daytona review is the review of this 6×54 torpedo. Like all other Cain Daytona, this blend is supposed to be the smoothest and ‘mildest’ Cain with just ligero from the Jalapa valley instead of a blend of ligero from Jalapa, Condega and Esteli.
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The latte colored wrapper feels silky and has lots of veins. The point of this torpedo is quite sharp. The construction feels good and I smell a strong and mild acidic barnyard. The predraw is fine and I taste tobacco with chili peppers.
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I taste coffee with chili peppers and some cedar. There is also a honey like sweetness. The aftertaste is pepper and the cigar is spicy. After a quarter of an inch I taste some sweet nuts with chili pepper. The sweetness is honey and it is a great combination with the sharp chili pepper. The pepper slowly gains some strength, especially on the tip of my tongue. After an inch the nut flavor changes into cedar and the pepper starts to overpower the other flavors.
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A few puffs later the honey gains some strength too while the pepper loses some of its power. I still taste a nice cedar flavor with pepper on my lips. There is a mild nut flavor too. Halfway the cigar gets smooth, the chili pepper moved to the aftertaste and the sweetness changed from honey to caramel. After two thirds I taste a nice mixture of cedar and nuts with some herbs. The pepper almost completely disappears but returns near the end with a fierce punch. What a finale!
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This cigar lasted me well over two hours. The draw was great, unfortunately I had to correct the burn a few times in the beginning. The smoke is thick. The light colored ash is coarse but firm. This cigar is full flavored and full bodied, smooth but peppery.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Oh yeah, this is the best Cain Daytona I have smoked so far.

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

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Cain Daytona corona

This is the fourth Cain Daytona review in a series of 6. This corona measures 6×46, which makes it a bit thicker than the Cuban standard for coronas, but that’s not unexpected from Studio Tobac cigars, most of them are big and fat, a corona is a rare sight. Other thin cigars are the Cain F lancero and the Cain Daytona #4.
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The latte colored wrapper has a lot of veins. The construction feels good and I smell a strong barnyard smell. The predraw is fine, I taste chili peppers.
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I taste an earthy flavor with a lot of pepper and a sugarwater sweetness. There is also pepper in the aftertaste and on my tongue. After half an inch I taste pepper, wood and the sugerwater sweetness, the sweetness is mild though but grows a bit in strength, it also changes to honey instead of sugarwater. The pepper gets more refined. After an inch I taste wood and nuts as a support to the honey and a mild chili pepper, the flavors are beautiful and subtle.
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After a third I taste a little bit of chocolate with the pepper, the pepper is strong but not dominant. The mixture of all flavors is well balanced. Halfway the chocolate and honey disappear, I taste herbs, wood and some pepper. After two thirds the chili pepper grows in strength and the sugerwater sweetness returns. The pepper slowly gains more strength.
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The smoke duration of this cigar was an hour and thirty five minutes for me. The draw is great, but I had to correct the burn a few times. The silver gray ash has some black spots on it, it looks coarse and is medium firm. I got plenty of thick smoke. This cigar is full bodied and full flavored.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Yes!

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

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Cain Daytona robusto

Another Cain Daytona review, the third in a row. This time I smoked the Cain Daytona robusto, a 5×50 Cain with ligero from the Jalapa valley in Nicaragua. I smoked the short robusto and the #4 yesterday and the day before, tomorrow I will review the corona, then the torpedo and the double toro.
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The latte colored wrapper has a few veins. The construction feels good and I smell a barnyard smell. The predraw is fine and I taste some raisin.
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I taste spicy earth with some pepper in the aftertaste, jalapeno pepper with a nice build up. After half an inch I taste wood with spicy herbs and pepper. The flavors are dry and I also taste some toast. The herbs are getting stronger, the flavors are dry and spicy on the back of my throat. After a third I taste more herbs and more toast with a little bit of chocolate on the background. The flavors are spicy and full and the pepper has left the building.
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Halfway I also get some citrus, the toast gets stronger and I even taste some caramel with a little bit of dark chocolate on the background. After two thirds I taste a lot of spices and the pepper returns, this is definitely a chili pepper flavor.
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I smoked this cigar for an hour and fifteen minutes, but I must say that halfway thru the cigar I got a call from a girlfriend, she was coming over so I smoked faster than usual to finish the review before she came around. The draw is great, but like the burn. The smoke is thick and plentiful. The light colored ash is coarse but firm. This cigar is full flavored and full bodied. Because I smoked faster than normal, I got a little light headed.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Yes I will

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

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Cain Daytona #4

The Cain Daytona #4 is the smallest cigar from the Cain Daytona line with a 5×42 size and it is the second review in a series of 6 Cain Daytona reviews. Cain Daytona is the latest Studio Tobac release and the cigars are made with just Jalapa ligero instead of a blend of Jalapa, Condega and Esteli ligeros like the other Cains, which makes them smoother as Jalapa ligero is the smoothest of the three.
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The latte colored wrapper has a few veins. I feel a good construction and smell a barnyard. The predraw is fine and I taste a lot of red pepper, a lot.
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I taste coffee with a lot of red pepper and after a quarter of an inch I taste some soil on the background. After an inch I still taste that earthy flavor with chili pepper and some nuts. I also taste some dry herbs.
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Halfway I taste some wood with pepper and some earth on the background. After two thirds I taste more nuts with chili pepper. The cigar gets spicier, the earth flavor gets stronger just like the chili pepper.
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The smoke time is an hour and thirty minutes. The draw is good. I got a lot of smoke. The burn is great and the silver gray ash is firm. I got a huge flame when I purged the cigar. This cigar is full flavored and full bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? I think so, I liked the flavors but I’m not sure about the vitola. I liked the short robusto better, but that one isn’t for sale.

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

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Cain Daytona short robusto

The Cain Daytona is the newest Studio Tobac release, they just hit the stores in the US and they will hit the stores in Europe next week so I thought it was a nice opportunity to make it ‘Cain Daytona week’ on Cigarguideblog, you can expect six reviews in the next few days. Let me kick the week off with the 4½x50 short robusto. This specific vitola isn’t available on the market, it will be included in the ‘free with purchase’ sampler you can get at the Studio Tobac world tour. The Cain Daytona is a bit smoother than the other Cain blends due to the fact that only Jalapa valley ligero was used for the Daytona.
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First thing I notice is the orange footband, I like the color orange as it is our national color. The silky wrapper is nice chocolate brown with one vein. I smell a barnyard smell with ammonia, which shows that the cigar is quite fresh. The construction feels great and the predraw is fine. I taste spicy tobacco with some pepper.
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I taste a spicy and peppery herbal flavor with some sweet soil in the aftertaste. This cigar packs quite some power but not as much as the Cain F. I also taste a bit of wood. After half an inch I taste wood with herbs and a sugar sweetness. Every now and then I taste a little bit of cacao. These flavors are full and stick around till halfway.
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Halfway I taste sweet wood and a little less herbs. The sweetness changed from sugar to caramel and I also taste some spices. After two thirds the sweetness gains some strength with some wood and a little bit of herbs.
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This cigar lasted me for an hour and twenty minutes. The draw was great, just like the burn. I got a lot of thick smoke. The light colored ash is compact and firm. This cigar is full flavored and full bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? I wish, it’s only available in the ‘free with purchase’ Studio Tobac event sampler

Appearance: 8 / 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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