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Thompson corojo cubano robusto

Another Thompson house blend, even though I have had nothing but horrible experiences with them. I had this one in my humidor and decided to light it, write a review and warn everybody about those horrid smokes. This Thompson Corojo Cubano is a 5×48 robusto.
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The cigar has a ugly dry, wrinkly wrapper full of veins. The construction has some soft spots. The predraw is loose and tastes mild sweet.
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I taste a nasty and musty coffee. The wrapper tears at the mouth piece. After half an inch I taste musty wood with a little bit of chocolate.
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Just before I reach the middle of the cigar I taste a nasty spicy metallic flavor and cardboard. Half an inch later I also taste some nuts. After a third I taste spices and pepper with a nasty sour taste.
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Thank god that this cigar was a quick smoke and it only lasted 40 horrible minutes. The draw is way too loose. I got a decent amount of medium thick smoke. The light gray ash is not firm at all. The cigar is medium flavored and medium bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? HELL NO!!

Appearance: 5 / 10
Construction: 6 / 10
Draw: 6 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 6 / 10
Aroma second part: 4 / 10
Aroma third part: 4 / 10

Categories: Dominican cigars, Thompson | Tags: ,

Don Lugo robusto

I was warned about the Thompson house blends and their aggressive sales policy, but they had an offer I could not refuse. A travelhumidor with some house blends for a price lower than what I had to pay for the same sort of travel humidor anywhere else, so I jumped the deal. Getting rid of the constant flow of emails from Thompson was a drag and well, due to the bad reputation, I was reluctant to light the cigars. Today I finally got myself to smoke one, to see if it could live up to the bad reputation. I picked the Don Lugo, made from Dominican olor and piloto tobacco with an Indonesian wrapper. This robusto has the standard 5×50 size.
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The Indonesian wrapper is quite dark, has some veins and is quite oily. The cigar has a big band. The construction feels good and the predraw is fine. I taste pepper and tobacco and I smell hay and wood.
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I taste a nasty and bitter coffee flavor with some spicy harshness. The coffee disappears and I get herbs with the spicy harshness.
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Halfway I also taste some sweetness with the herbs. After two thirds the sweetness disappears and I am stuck with the nasty, spicy and harsh herbs again.
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The smoke time of this nasty cigar is about an hour and ten minutes. The cigar gave me enough smoke, but the smoke was thin and gray. The ash is dark but not firm at all. Unfortunately this cigar is full flavored, it is medium to full bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? No, and I warn you: STAY AWAY FROM THOMPSON HOUSE BLENDS!

Appearance: 6 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 6 / 10
Aroma first part: 5 / 10
Aroma second part: 4 / 10
Aroma third part: 4 / 10

Categories: Dominican cigars, Don Lugo | Tags: , ,

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