Posts Tagged With: Rosado

My Father 9/11 Ecuador Rosado Habano Robusto

As we all know, on september 11th 2001 the western world got shocked by an attack on our freedom by terrorists. The World Trade Centre in New York City was targeted by two airplanes and in the chaos 3000 people lost their life, including 343 brave fire fighters who came to the rescue. 10 years later My Father Cigars and Casa de Montecristo teamed up to commemorate their brave offer with a limited edition box, 343 made, with 9 Ecuadorean Rosado Habano and 11 Nicaraguan Habano Oscar wrapped cigars and all the proceedings from this box went to charity. I was lucky enough to buy a box of a fellow aficionado in need of some cash a few months later. I had smoked a few but never reviewed one, and there isn’t a more appropriate day than today.


The box, white with a custom logo that looks like a fire fighters batch with the twin towers on the shield says “we will never forget” both on the top as on the front of the box and it is hand numbered. My box in box 233 of 343. inside there is a piece of paper with the following text: ‘In tribute of the fallen heroes o 9/11 and in the spirit of remembrance, honor and hope My Father Cigar Company and Casa de Montecristo join to comemorate the 10th anniversary of the 343 fallen firefighters of 9/11. Presenting our special limited production blend of My Father Cigars with 9 Ecuadorian Habano Rosado and 11 Nicaraguan Habano Oscar in each box. 343 boxes are produced to honor the 343 fallen firefighter heroes’.


The cigars are naked, and with that I mean that except for cellophane, they have no rings. Now usually I give points for rings too, that is impossible now so instead I gave points for the box and the whole thought behind this limited edition and just because of that I have given it the full 50 points. The cigars can only be kept apart by the color of the wrapper, and thats only a slight color difference. The wrapper is quite dark with a little tooth, a long thin vein and some oil, it looks beautiful but a ring would have finished it. The construction is immaculate, the triple cap is flawless and the cigar has a strong barnyard aroma, even after 6 years I still smell some ammonia.


I punched the cigar and when I try the cold draw, which is flawless, I taste a very spicy, peppery and acidic flavor. The first flavors I taste after I lit the cigar with my soft flame are dark roast black coffee with some toast. Quickly some sugar appears with spices. After an inch the flavors have changed to coffee, nutmeg, pepper, a hint of cocoa and some citrus. Then all of a sudden the flavors change to toast, pepper and chocolate with a citrus aftertaste. And after that I taste nuts with pepper. After two thirds the pepper becomes the main flavor.


The draw is great, quite flawless. The ash is rough, silver gray in color with black smears but it’s firm. The burn is a little crooked. The smoke is quite thick and plenty in amount. This cigar is full bodied and full flavored with a lot of evolution. The smoke time is an hour and a half.

Would I buy this cigar again? I wish! I hope My Father releases this blend as a new regular line.

Score: 94
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Don Pancho rosado robusto

Don Pancho’s is a small cigar shop in Kissimmee, Florida and the shop was recommended to me by a friend who’s a regular there. So when I was in the neighborhood I decided to drop by and get myself some cigars including some of the Bucanero made houseblends. This time I smoked a Don Pancho rosado robusto.
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The cigar measures 5×47 and comes in cellophane but without a band. The wrapper is reddish brown with some small veins. The predraw is good but has a musty flavor. The construction feels good but the cigar smells like cart board.
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I taste musty soil, mild sweet, and soon a musty, sweet and spicy wood flavor. After an inch I taste a musty and spicy wood with herbs and a hint of citrus.
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Halfway I taste wood, herbs and cinnamon, the cigar is quite spicy and continues to get spicier and less pleasant. Towards the end the cigar is so spicy that it turns bitter.
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The cigar lasted me an hour. The draw is great, just like the burn. The smoke is medium, both in volume and thickness. The ash is pepper & salt colored and firm. The cigar is full flavored and medium bodied. I got a big flame when I purged the cigar.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Nah

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

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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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Arturo Fuente Sun Grown Rosado Magnum R56

I love rosado wrappers and I was thrilled when the Arturo Fuente Sun Grown Rosado line came to The Netherlands a few months ago. I reviewed the Magnum R58, the Magnum R54 and the Magnum R52, but I noticed that I hadn’t reviewed the Magnum R56 yet, so I went out and bought one. This 5⅝x56 cigar has a 9 euro price tag.
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The wrapper has a reddish glow, like all the other rosado cigars I’ve smoked before. It is also oily, shiny and has a few long but thin veins. The construction feels good and the cigar has a mild barnyard smell. The predraw is fine and I taste spicy raisin with a peppery aftertaste.
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I taste a sweet but yet burned coffee flavor with some earth. After half an inch I taste dry wood, mild sweet and some spices in the aftertaste. After two inch the flavors are sweet yet spicy, I taste wood with a mild acidic flavor and a little bit of milk chocolate in the aftertaste
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Halfway I taste some wood with a mild acidic aftertaste. The sweetness and the milk chocolate are gone. After two thirds the cigar gets more spicy, I also taste herbs and some pepper.
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This cigar has a smoke time of an hour and forty minutes. I got enough smoke, but the smoke was a bit thin. The draw is great, but I had to correct the burn a few times. The light colored ash is firm. This cigar is medium flavored and medium bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? I’ll stick to the R52

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

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Arturo Fuente sun grown rosado magnum R58

As you may know, or not as I don’t have any idea how many people read my reviews and pay attention to them and my likings, I love rosado wrappers. I was thrilled when Arturo Fuente decided to release a new line of sun grown rosado wrapped cigars en even more excited when I learned that they came to the Netherlands. I smoked the Arturo Fuente Sun grown rosado magnum r52 and the Arturo Fuente Sun grown rosado magnum r54 before and now it was time to smoke and review the Arturo Fuente Sun grown rosado magnum r58, the latest addition to the line up here in The Netherlands. The cigar has a price tag of €9.50
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The Arturo Fuente Sun grown rosado magnum r58 is a belicoso with a blunt top, 5¼ inch long with a ring of 58. The wrapper is lovely, has a reddish shine to it and contains lots of small veins. The cigar has a distinctive chocolate smell. The construction feels good and the predraw is fine. The predraw leaves a raisin flavor in my mouth.
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I taste a mild sour earthy flavor with some pepper, the flavors are more spicy than I expected, but the spiciness fades away quickly, what remains is some herbs. After half an inch I taste wood and herbs, with a sweetness and the sour flavor I tasted before.
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After two inch I taste some coffee with the flavors I mentioned before and after a third I also get some chocolate. After two thirds I taste a little more sweet and sour, with some wood and herbs. All the other flavors are gone.
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This cigar lasted me for an hour and a half. I got a decent amount of thick smoke. The draw is great. The silvergray ash is firm. This cigar is full flavored and medium bodied. I had to correct the burn a few times
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Would I buy this cigar again? Yes.

Appearance: 8 / 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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Arturo Fuente Sun Grown rosado magnum R54

Recently I smoked and reviewed a cigar that I loved immediately, the Arturo Fuente Sungrown Rosado magnum R52 and now I have the opportunity to review it’s bigger brother, the Arturo Fuente Sungrown Rosado magnum R54. The cigar is not just a tad thicker (ring 54 instead of a 52) but also a tad longer, 6¼ inch versus 5 inch.
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The wrapper is nice and brown with a red glow, oily and smooth with a few veins. The cigar has a mild sweet wood smell. The construction is great. The predraw feels good and I taste tobacco.
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I taste a spicy earthy flavor soon to be followed by some wood. The flavors are well balanced. After half an inch the wood gets a bit stronger and some puffs later I also taste herbs. After an inch I also get a mild chocolate flavor. The structure is dry.
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Halfway the cigar gets a little spicy but it doesn’t overpower the other flavors. The spiciness disappears an inch later and all I taste is wood and herbs. The cigar gets a little flat, flat but nice and smooth. After two thirds I taste a mild sweet wood flavor with an herbal aftertaste and just a little splash of pepper.
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This cigar lasted me for two hours. I got a lot of thick smoke, just how I like it. The ash is light colored and quite firm. The burn and draw are good. This cigar is medium to full flavored and medium bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? I liked the magnum R52 better

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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Arturo Fuente Sun Grown Rosado magnum R52

I was never really into Fuente cigars but I smoked a few very nice Fuente’s recently including the Queen B and that combined with my love for rosado wrappers made me very curious about the latest Fuente release, the Arturo Fuente Sungrown Rosado series. I smoked the magnum R52 today, a 5×52 robusto. They are available on the Dutch market for € 8.50.
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This slightly box pressed cigar has a cellophane wrapper which prevents damage during transport. The reddish Ecuadorian sungrown Sumatra rosado wrapper is mild oily and has lots of small veins. It looks great. The construction feels good and the cigar has a mild barnyard aroma. I punched the cigar and got a great draw which released a mild raisin flavor.
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I taste a nice mixture of earthy flavors combined with cedar and every now and then some sweetness. After an inch I also taste a hint of chocolate an some nuts with the wood and earthy flavors.
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The nut flavor gains some strength after an inch and a half. Halfway I also taste a herbal spice. The mild chocolate flavor has disappeared by then. The nut flavor becomes dominant with a nice background of earth and a herbal spiciness.
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This cigar lasted me 70 minutes from start to nub. I got a decent amount of white smoke. At the beginning the cigar burned a bit crooked but it corrected itself. The ash is firm and light colored. I would call this cigar full flavored and medium bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Absolutely!

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 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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Partagas Spanish rosado sabroso

This is a non Cuban Partagas, my first non Cuban Partagas ever and with the experience from the non Cuban Bolivar I smoked I feared for the worst although the cigar looks good with the beautiful and dark wrapper and small veins. The aroma is light and reminds me of hay. The cigar feels well constructed, no hard nor soft spots on this cigar. The predraw leaves a dry taste in my mouth bit the draw is good.
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I can taste coffee, full of flavor but not too strong. After an inch I can taste some leather through the coffee and after an inch there is some wood, soon to be followed by leather while the coffee disappeared. On the background I could taste some chocolate and later some pepper, nice and spicy. The cigar grows in strength.
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The ash is silver gray, the burn is perfect and there is enough smoke. This cigar is a keeper, medium to full bodied and full of flavor.

 

Would I buy this cigar again? Yes I will

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

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