September 13, 2007
Origin : Cuba
Format : Corona Grande (Especial)
Size : 134 x 17.86 mm
Ring : 45
Weight : 8.63 g
Price : ~$5/piece
A cigar that you absolutely have to buy if you come across one, Fonseca Invictos are extremely rare due to the difficulty in making the sharp foot. I got it from a friend who got it from a friend 🙂 The trail’s lost…
Appearance : [rating:5/5]
This is one beautiful cigar! The Fonseca Invictos is obviously made with so much care. Smooth as can be and the foot is truly a joy to see.
Construction : [rating:4.5/5]
Very nice, smoothly done. Obviously with great care and effort. Of course, as rare as these smokes are, you would expect no less. The skin isn’t as pretty as you would think, but still, an attractive cigar.
Flavor : [rating:4/5]
It started out like a good old-fashioned movie. You got a little taste of wood, a little earthiness and nuts, just enough to build the suspense. The second third of this cigar was equally suspenseful, building more and more as the flavor begin to strengthen a bit, leaving a slight sting to the back of your tongue. That is where the movie lets you down I’m afraid. The flavor stayed at the same level for the final third. Still an incredible taste, but you just expect a little more at the end then you really get.
Value : [rating:4.5/5]
Fonseca Invictos is very well priced, I think, for the rarity of the smoke. It is not expensive, hard to find, and renowned to be a high-profile smoke. Overall, well worth the money.
Overall Rating : [rating:overall/5]
Truly this cigar wasn’t what I expected it to be, and that likely did more damage to my review than the actual quality. It’s reputation led me to expect perfection. I will admit that it was a satisfying smoke, but not so much more than most other Fonseca cigars.
November 10, 2007
I’ve not tried a lot of these here torpedo types, but I gotta admit, this sure was a fine smoke if I ever had one. I gotta disagree with you on one thing though. That last bit of cigar was crazy intense for me. It was stronger than the rest. Perhaps you just got a bad draw of the cards. Good smoke. Well worth the price tag. It might not be pretty, but it sure does go down nice.
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