T** C**** S**
August 23, 2009
Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Torpedo
Size : 6.25 x 52
Wrapper : Dominican Corojo
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : ~$6-7 each
This blend was designed this year (2009) and is said to be as good as Cuban cigars were in the 80’s. Manufactured by Cuban Stock Cigars (previously known as Crown David). The tobacco used in these cigars is said to be grown in soil that was transplanted from the Pinar Del Rio region of Cuba.
First look at this cigar shows a deep reddish wrapper with just a slightly oily look. No prominent veins. The feel of this cigar is unlike any I’ve ever had before, it’s almost dry, with a really hard feel. There is no give to the cigar, it feels almost dry cured. This worries me a bit as my past experiences with dry cigars were not good. On advice from a friend I use the cutter on this one. One must always circumcise a Crown David. Being a Torpedo style shape I would have anyway. The cutting seems dry also. The smell is spicy and chocolaty at the same time. It lights well and seems to burn very evenly. The first taste throws my expectations out the window. A bit of spice but, lots of chocolate and coffee there as well. Very rich tasting.
This flavor continues throughout the cigar. The true surprise here comes a little past the halfway point, when I realize that the flavors have become far more pronounced and the strength is beginning to knock me back a bit. It never becomes too strong to enjoy but it is a powerhouse nonetheless.
As I reach the end of the cigar I find myself unwilling to let it go. However, the burning in my fingers convinces me that all good things must come to an end. I find myself needing a lot of water and a good twenty minutes before regaining my ability to walk straight. I immediately begin rifling through my box to see if I have another of these.
Wow, were have you been all my life?
Agent 86 out, and accepting donations from anyone who tries these and doesn’t like them.
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