October 31, 2007
Origin : Cuba
Format : Panatelas
Size : 152 x 15.08 mm
Ring : 38
Weight : 8.15 g
Price : $20+/piece
A wonderful cigar with older origins, but available since the early 80’s to the general public. The Cohiba Coronas Especiales is a Humidor lovers dream. The flavor is good from the buy, but a little aging does some amazing wonders to this one.
Appearance : [rating:4.5/5]
Long and thin, a very nice tainted chocolate appearance about it. Feels a little loose, but in smoking, you find that it isn’t really.
Construction : [rating:4.5/5]
Excellent construction on this smoke. With close inspection, it is obvious that this is hand rolled. While some prefer the “machined” look of perfection, the hand rolled look seems to add a certain amount of authenticity, a high class feel to it. Very nice.
Flavor : [rating:4.5/5]
At the first light this cigar exudes a defined coffee/vanilla flavor to it, rich in nature, and a treat for the tastebuds. The second third let’s is a definite reminder that you are smoking a mans’ cigar as it becomes a bit stronger with the cocoa flavor beginning to present itself. The final third lets you know that this is definitely not a beginners cigar. It is too strong for the new smoker, but a real treat for the long term cigar aficionado.
Value : [rating:4/5]
A bit on the pricey side, but this is one of those rare occasions when you get what you pay for. This is truly a value at 20.00 plus each.
Overall Rating : [rating:overall]
I smoked one straight from the shop and the second sat in my humidor for a couple of months. The first one was a real treat. The aged one, was beyond even that. I loved it. Once aged, the Cohiba Coronas Especiales really has a high class premium feel to it. Definitely a winning cigar.
February 3, 2016
Leaving a cigar in a humidor for “a couple months” does not age it! It takes years for any noticeable changes in flavor to occur, considering the fact cigar manufacturers ferment and age their tobacco for years before they become the final product you can imagine after that how long it would take for a stick to change and be concidered an aged cigar.
November 10, 2007
Lovely old smoke. I placed mine in the humidor, as I smoke in order of what I buy, and I was several behind. It sat there for a good month and a half before I got around to the bugger. Bloody lovely flavor! I agree that the price is too high, but in these times, one generally gets what one pays for. If you want a premeir stick, you’ll have to pay the price mate.
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