Strength : Full Bodied
Origin : Nicaragua
Wrapper : Maduro
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 50
Price : ~$4.95
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This is a fantastic cigar I highly recommend. Yes it comes in just under the radar on price but it is well worth it. It is very well constructed. I only have checked out this first one and letting the others age. It was very smooth and lightly veined on the wrapper.. The wrapper was an oily dark almost black in appearance. According to the makers: "Bahia Gold Maduro cigars feature a 4-year-old Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper, 4-year-old Dominican binder, and 3-year-old Dominican and Nicaraguan filler blend."
Upon lighting it, the draw was very easy, the cigar itself was solidly rolled and I was surprised by how easy it did draw... it had a leathery taste and a hint of chocolate to it.. while it is supposed to be full-bodied either I am getting more conditioned to better cigars or this one was what I would consider more medium-full. It delivered an abundance of smoke and that was not surprising due to the easy draw.
The ash held true and had to be knocked off but I could easily have kept it on almost down to the nub.
Thoroughly enjoyable, I could not put it down and actually had to mentally remind myself to let some time elapse between each draw... it was THAT good.
I am thinking of trying some of the other Bahias now that I have tried this one, but again I profess I am partial to maduros and this one I would not be hesitant or ashamed to give as a gift to anyone. As a matter of fact I have a buddy who is new to cigar smoking and I sent him a couple to try out. We will see what he thinks of them.
Even though i just got finished I am already tempted to pull out another and light it up... If you have moochers that come around, slap one of these on them, they will think you accidently gave them one of your expensive sticks.
It never turned harsh or bitter even as it got down to the nub though it did get a little stronger it by no means became less enjoyable...
I have read reviews saying it tastes of coffee, caramel, pepper, and dry cocoa (I am not that discerning) and I would definitely give this a rating on the higher end of the point scale...
With this stated, it is a great smoke, price COULD be better but it is still under $5 and if you know how to use a search engine and pay attention to deals you can find it much cheaper which would bump the value up to a 5.
Happy smoke trails to ya!