Guest Review: H. Upmann Magnum 50

H. Upmann Magnum 50

Origin : CubaH. Upmann
Format : Grand Robusto
Size : 160 x 19.84 mm
Ring : 50
Weight : 15 g
Box code : MAY 08
Hand-Made
Price : ~$17 each
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This fine cigar was the first H. Upmann I had tried, so I was very excited and looking forward to tasting it.

Appearance : ★★★★★★★★★★
Pure perfection. The name speaks for itself; it is really huge and gives some positive emotions. And the red double band gives Magnum 50 that little more style. Also mine was I bit veiny, but that didn't ruin it.

H. Upmann Magnum 50

Construction : ★★★★★★★★★☆
High quality Cuban construction. The draw was very good and the burn quite regular. 1 year in the humidor has done its magic, the feel was consistent and firm. Only one problem occurred, the wrapper unfolded a little bit, right after the head was cut. The maximum length of ash was about 4 cm.
 
Flavor : ★★★★★★★★★☆
The beginning gives a strong and unexpected spicy punch, which quickly changes to a mix of woody and sometimes leathery tastes. At the second third the taste becomes mild, it reminds me of coffee with milk and sugar. The last third suddenly kicks in with a strong aroma of fresh roasted coffee and sometimes peppery notes appear. I did not give Magnum 50 a 10/10 because of the initial spicy punch (which I found a little too much for the beginning) and little lack of complexity in the second third.

Value : ★★★★★★★★☆☆
H. Upmann Magnum 50 is quite expensive, but still this was a great and satisfying smoke. If you can find it with a price tag lower than $16 you should definitely buy it.

Overall Rating : ★★★★★★★★★½
I’m giving it additional 0.5 points because it was my birthday smoke and it really made that day wonderful.

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6 Comments on “Guest Review: H. Upmann Magnum 50”

  1. phathungarian says:

    I really like this stogie, consistently good for every one I smoked from a a variety of suppliers. Got a 3 pack in Cuba as well. Some people say the Magnum 46 is a better smoke, I don’t know but I far prefer this one over the 46. A lot of smoke, takes time and I prefer it after a heavy meal, i.e. steak or other meats and works well with Buffalo Trace Bourbon. A nine out of ten for sure.

  2. hollywood beach says:

    Thank you for the review. I’ve been vascillating and waiting to purchase; wasn’t sure the cost was warranted and which to purchase…the 46 or 50? Based upon your review, I’m going out and buying two boxes of the 50’s today. I’m looking forward to setting one aside to age and tasting some with a dram of bourbon as you suggest. Thanks for the recommendation. PS: These sticks are currently available at $8.00US each.

  3. Fumé le 2 Novembre à Cuba.Fabrication Mai 2008.Prix 7.80 CUC ( $8.77 US)
    Très beau avec ses deux bagues,construction parfaite,bois et cuir à cru.Envoutant dès les premières bouffées,ample,doux et puissant à la fois,aucunement agressif malgré la puissance.
    Très riches goûts de torréfaction,d’épices et de notes giboyeuses.Meilleur que le Magnum 46
    dégusté le lendemain.Certainement l’un des meilleurs sur le marché actuellement.

  4. gcastrovil says:

    Great cigar from begining to end. So smoth I wanted to smoke the ash.

  5. Great cigar end nice revieuw thx for charing the experiance whit us.

  6. I agree. This is a powerhouse of a smoke. One of my all time favorites. It tastes and smokes the way a fine cuban is supposed to. Love the start with the spice and then settles in nicely with a great earthy and leathery taste. It has a nice long finish. Not to dry. A perfect end to the day smoke.

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