Bolivar Fabulosos (Regional Edition Benelux)

Bolivar Fabulosos Regional Edition Benelux

Origin : CubaBolivar
Format : Edmundo
Size : 135 x 21 mm (5.3 x 52)
Ring : 52
Intruduced in : 2009
Hand-Made
Price : $20+ each
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The Bolivar Fabulosos 2009 Regional Edition Benelux was a special limited edition which was created by Habanos for the Benelux region, which refers to Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Only 2600 boxes were made, each with 25 stogies. So these cigars can be pretty tough to get a hold of. This Bolivar is a full-bodied smoke with plenty of flavor. Unfortunately, it also seems to suffer from some serious construction problems.

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Bolivar Colosale (Regional Edition Germany)

Bolivar Colosale (German Regional Edition)

Origin : CubaBolivar
Format : Dobles (Robusto Extra)
Size : 155 x 20 mm (6 1/8 x 50)
Box Date : POS – August ’06
Intruduced in : 1,200 cabinets of 50 produced in 2006 exclusively for the Habanos distributor in Germany, Fifth Avenue Products Trading.
Hand-Made
Price : 700 € / 50 (original price fixed by distributor); roughly $17/cigar in 2006
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Today we're publishing a cigar review submitted by one of our readers, Matthew B. Enjoy!

Why review a special release cigar which is no longer available for purchase, and yet not old enough to be considered vintage? Because it’s there. I typically smoke two cigars a day and have been for nearly twenty years. While I enjoy each and every cigar, the process of reviewing them provides me unique focus and delivers conclusions beyond simply “good” or “bad”.

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Bolivar Short Bolivar (Regional Edition Asia Pacific)

Bolivar Short Bolivar (Regional Edition Asia Pacific)

Origin : CubaBolivar
Format : Short Edmundo
Size : 110 x 21 mm (4.3 x 52)
Ring : 52
Intruduced in : 2008
Hand-Made
Price : $12 each
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I would like to thank FinestCubanCigars.com for providing these cigars for review. For over 10 years they ship Cuban cigars from Hong Kong at competitive prices.

I've been lucky enough to sample several regional editions recently, here is my first one from Pacific Asia. I decided to get smart and took the picture of the cigar with the Temple of Heaven in the background, then remembered that there were also special REs for China. How do they call it? "Fail"?

Anyway, Bolivar Short Bolivar is a short edmundo, reminding me very much of the Petit Libertador, released the same year. I would probably be unable to tell these two apart if you removed the second bands. Even though the sizes vary slightly, I expected to find a similar flavor profile... and I was not far off. For some reason, I liked the Short Bolivar better though.

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Bolivar Gold Medal

Bolivar Gold Medal

Origin : CubaBolivar
Format : Lonsdale
Size : 165 x 16.67 mm
Ring : 42
Weight : 10.8 g
Hand-Made
Price : $8 each
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Bolivar Gold Medal disappeared from local cigar shops more than year ago. Nobody seemed to know what happened. Recently I have seen it on sale again and jumped on the occasion to purchase a few samples. Rumour has it that the regular production is far inferior to the 2004 release exclusive to Germany and also that the 2007 production was a flop. Unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to verify this information as the '04 cigars aren't available anywhere and the ones I have are from a '08 box.

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Bolivar Petit Belicoso 2009 Limited Edition

Bolivar Petit Belicoso 2009 Limited Edition

Origin : CubaBolivar
Format : Petit Belicoso
Size : 124 x 21 mm (4.9 x 52)
Ring : 52
Hand-Made
Price : ~$11-13
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Bolivar Petit Belicoso is the last 2009 limited release from Habanos SA that we are reviewing at CigarInspector.com. This is the very first edicion limitada from Bolivar. 4.9 inches long, with a 52 ring gauge, this mini-belicoso is an obvious attempt to follow the success of petit vitolas. As usual for limited editions, the tobacco for this cigar has been aged for at least 2 years.

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Bolivar Belicosos Finos

Bolivar Belicosos Finos

Origin : CubaBolivar
Format : Torpedo (Campana)
Size : 140 x 20.64 mm
Ring : 52
Weight : 12.45 g
Box code : TEB ABR 08
Hand-Made
Price : ~$11/piece
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These cigars were provided for review by CigarsdeCuba.com, a new shop with sales offices in Canada and guaranteed delivery worldwide.

Bolivar Belicosos Finos is the second most popular cigar from the brand, behind the Royal Coronas (just my opinion, I've got no stats to back that up). A classic torpedo, this cigar is known for packing quite a full-bodied mix of flavors with considerable power. It's time to find out whether the rumours are true (well, to be honest with you I'm quite familiar with this vitola and have been so for a long time, but in this review we will be 'discovering' it together).

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Bolivar Simones (Regional Edition Canada)

Bolivar Simones (Regional Edition Canada)

Origin : CubaBolivar
Format : Corona Extra
Size : 127 x 19 mm (5 x 48)
Ring : 48
Intruduced in : 2007
Hand-Made
Price : ~$20
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Let me start off by saying that I am a huge Bolivar fan. I’m not always sure how to describe the distinct flavor I get from this brand, but I certainly enjoy it. That said, here we have a regional edition exclusive to Canada. Let’s see how it compares.

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Bolivar Petit Libertador (Regional Edition France)

Bolivar Petit Libertador (Regional Edition France)

Origin : CubaBolivar
Format : Short Robusto
Size : 102 x 19.84 mm
Ring : 50
Intruduced in : 2008
Hand-Made
Price : 9.50 € / piece
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Bolivar Petit Libertador is the first regional edition to be reviewed on this site. To be honest, I am quite sceptical about the regional editions concept - 2 years of marketing courses make me think that we pay extra dough for a feeling of uniqueness. Let's see whether this is true.

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