Blind reviews - April 2012 - Cigar B

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  1. Fourtotheflush

    Fourtotheflush BoM Apr 12'

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    Place your reviews in this thread!
     
  2. Fourtotheflush

    Fourtotheflush BoM Apr 12'

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    Cigar B in this series is a Padron Anniversary Maduro - 1964 - Monarcas.
     
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    Monsterdg Donor 4

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    Blind Review B

    The Specs
    Manufactured: UNK
    Length/Gauge: 6.5” x 42
    Wrapper/Filler: UNK
    Price: UNK

    Appearance & Construction
    Beautiful dark brown wrapper, Semi-box pressed. A few minor veins and seams but very well constructed. Aroma is deep, rich tobacco. Cut cleanly with V cutter, draw is spot on.
    Grade: A

    Flavor
    Pre light draw is the same rich tobacco flavor as the aroma was, with the addition of a slight floral background. First light gives me a strong black pepper flavor with a very long finish. Great draw, lots of thick chewy smoke and the foot is smoking away when I set it down.

    About ½” in and the ash is splitting, so I tap it off, burn line is straight and it does not seem to be tunneling have any other burn issues.

    Finishing up the 1st 3rd and I’m getting a strong dark roast coffee flavor with some spice still on the finish.

    Well into the 2nd 3rd and spice is ramping up with a dark chocolate note as well, kind of like one of those 90% dark chocolate bars with spice, with some dark chocolate bitterness on the finish.

    Starting the final 3rd when the stick goes out suddenly. Relit and getting bitter chocolate and maybe a hint of caramel/toffee, but it’s not quite there. Stick gets really, really bitter and when it goes out a 2nd time I let it go.
    Grade: C

    Value
    For 2/3rd I really enjoyed this stick, not a ton of different flavors, but a nice depth for what was there; after that it got to be too much of a good thing I guess.
    Grade: UNK

    Final Thoughts
    Wouldn’t be a buy for me, but I think many brothers would like this profile.
    Final Overall Grade: C

    Guess
    I’m thinking Corojo wrapper, maybe something from the Alec Bradley line, the size is off but it would be similar to Prensado.
     

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    thejavaman BoM December 2012 Donor 2

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    Very nice, Tim. I'll be taking a stab at this one in the next day or so.
     
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    thejavaman BoM December 2012 Donor 2

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    Cigar B Review

    Looks to be 6.5x44 or 6.5x42

    Dark Maduro wrapper. Somewhat toothy, moderate veins. Good construction. Semi box pressed.

    Pre-light draw is perfect. Dark roasted coffee. Slight spice note

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    First Third: Upon lighting, I'm greeted with a blast of black pepper. I also noticed a dark bittersweet baker's chocolate flavor, a slight herbal note & some toasted wood. Medium plus in body.

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    Second Third: Black pepper/spice is still the predominant flavor. The bitter chocolate is becoming more intense. A nutty note enters the fray. The burn is wavy & needs touched up

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    Third Third: The spice mellowed out, but the bitterness is becoming intense/undesirable. I put it down with about two inches left.

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    Overall: I thought this cigar was decent for the first two thirds, but the bitterness really ramped up towards the end.

    Rating: I'd pass on this cigar. 80-81

    Guess: I'm gonna say from a bundle of some sort. Not horrible, but definitely not something I'd seek out.
     
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    Review coming.. Thought this was a damn good cigar!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I897 using Tapatalk
     
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    Are you reviewing cigars unknown to you entirely? Or do you have a way to find out afterwards? If so, no final conclusion to tell if you guess was correct for us? Just curious and unsure how exactly this works.
    ThanX
     
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    After everyone posts their review fttf will let us know what they are

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    Ok do fttf was regulating or in charge of who got what? Seems like a cool idea. ThanX
     
  10. Fourtotheflush

    Fourtotheflush BoM Apr 12'

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    Yes,
    on this set of reviews, I am hosting.
    I didnt start doing this, others have done this before me.
    Im sure I wont be the last either.

    The last time I did this I flew solo.

    Whit this set of review I had some help from some very generous BOLT here!
    :stretchgr

    and to answer your question Yes, After all reviews are posted I will reveal the mystery cigars.
     
  11. javajunkie

    javajunkie BoM July '12 Staff Member

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    and THIS just truly piqued my interest, kinda thought this was the case. very cool, sir! o)
     
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    Alwayslit Not part of the MoB

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    nice review
     
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    ATL BoM 10/12, 9/13, & 8/14 Donor 3

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    Cigar B:

    6.5X44 or 42

    Nice dark brown wrapper, solid construction, single cap, semi-box press shape, like a panini sandwich, good looking foot.

    Floral on the aroma and the pre-light draw.

    Salt and pepper gray ash.

    Tiight draw that opened up rather nicely towards the end.

    1st 3rd: A little pepper, deep floral flavors, lots more pepper on the retrohale, nice creamy underbelly that leads to some nice roasted coffee flavors.

    2nd 3rd: The retrohale is what makes this cigar, turning from creamy coffee to some nice espresso flavors, some herbs coming through, the flavor changes are subtle but fantastic.

    3rd 3rd: The floral and pepper are coming on strong, this is the first time I can say for sure that I am getting dome fruit--kind of a sour fruit--flavors in a cigar, dark coffee overtones, like your'e at the market and lean into the French Roast bin.

    Last bit: The fruit and floral come on even stronger, can't stop retrohaling.

    Overall: Love it. You have to slow down here, even when you think you are going slow, go slower, you will be rewarded. Burn is even and steady. Ash this a lot or you will wear it.

    Origin: I have no idea, mixed probably. Reminds me of an Alec Bradley too but the wrapper is dryer than the Prensados I've tried and the cap is not as well done.

    I think this is a budget sleeper. I hope this is a budget sleeper.

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    MICSTOGIE Gear-Head-Banger

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    B is lit!
     
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    MICSTOGIE Gear-Head-Banger

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    Cigar "B"

    PL-Looks good (toothy, looks hairy) and smells of sweet tobacco

    1st – BIG pepper blast and draws well, on the retro extra peppery. I didn’t get any floral tones but the coffee & chocolate are there, pepper is dominant. Mouth is feeling the pepper a lot! Ash is dark and does not hold well. Burn is perfect med + in strength

    2nd – More coffee & dark chocolate/espresso pepper has gone away but not when you retro hale, smoke is creamy good! Burn got a bit wavy but corrected itself. Chocolate is more prominent as a burnt coffee starts to become stronger. Still a med +

    3rd – Still the same dark chocolate & burnt coffee, strength has picked up as there is no spice at all. It started to get more a bitter coffee. It started to get hot for me and super bitter when I put it down.

    Overall not bad…a solid B. For what it is, no clue.

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    Fourtotheflush BoM Apr 12'

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    A lot of folks are getting bitterness towards the end of this one.

    I may have shipped them to you a little fresh.
    They aren't Rott, and I have had them and have been very pleased.

    I suggest for those that are left to slow down.
    Hopefully that will help out.
     
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    danthebugman BoM Nov '10

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    Good to know. Plan on smoking mine tomorrow after work. Baring any more bad weather.

    Dan
     
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    Fourtotheflush BoM Apr 12'

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    Don't feel rushed!

    I was planning on 1 per week , so we are right on schedule in my mind!
     
  19. ATL

    ATL BoM 10/12, 9/13, & 8/14 Donor 3

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    Mine became a bit bitter at points but as soon as I slowed down the bitterness departed and I was rewarded. Fantastic stick.
     
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    danthebugman BoM Nov '10

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    Not at all. I was going to do it Saturday, but I got behind getting stuff done around the house and then we were late getting to a wedding. Then today it rained and has been windy most all day. No fun when you smoke outside :disappoin.

    Dan
     

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