Origin : Honduras
Format : Robusto
Size : 114 x 20 mm
Ring : 50
Wrapper : Honduras
Filler : Honduras
Binder : Honduras
Price : ~$3 each
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Camacho Havana H2 is one fat and powerful smoke. It's not as kick-a$$ as the Camacho Corojo Monarca, but they still are quite full-bodied. Regular cedary and spicy flavors make it a nice 40-minutes short smoke.
The wrapper is quite dark and of modest quality. The cigar fits nice in hand and the band looks good.
Upsides and downsides - burn and draw. The draw is usually quite easy, I think that out of the box I never had one with a tight draw. On the other hand, there were a few pieces with an awful burn and funneling which could hardly be corrected. The chances of getting an unlucky piece are estimated (by me) at about 10%.
Unlike the Corojo line, this stick is not only power. I actually like how the spicy, woody and leathery notes are blended into the Havana H2. The first third is rather peppery and very full-bodied. 10 minutes in, it's time for the cedary part - the spice disappears and it tastes almost like a nice Cuban (-almost-). In the last third, the spice is back and nice leathery flavors are added to smooth the finish.
Unbeatable value. Can be had for as low as $2 if you make some online research.
Overall Rating :
A very nice price/quality ratio, pleasant flavors, decent construction. A very interesting cigar, overall. Leave it in your humidor for a few months for even better results.