Wrapper : Brazilian Maduro
Binder : I will let you guess
Filler : Nicaraguan
Source : cigar.com with my own money
I am starting off another series review for your enjoyment. This time it is going to be the Cigar.com house blends. All of these will be in the robusto size (5 x 50).
Sixth one is the Brazilian Label.
Giving this Cigar.com Brazilian Label the once over and the wrapper has a nice sugary scent along with a chocolate and coffee aroma while the foot is giving off a bit of bitterness along with the rest.
Cold draw is very bitter and lingers on the tongue a while after.
Burn baby burn.
Getting right down to business with this Cigar.com Brazilian Label and it comes right out of the gate with a sugary taste on my tongue along with a coffee, chocolate and a bit of woody flavors. I can taste some of the bitterness that I got on the cold draw but it is not overwhelming.
At about 1.5 inches in and I will note that the bitterness is picking up
Ending the first half and the bitterness has just taken over. I am still getting hints of chocolate, coffee and a tiny bit of a woody taste but everything is overshadowed by the bitter.
I really hope the bitter tones down some as it is not enjoyable to me.
Rip roaring into the second half of the Cigar.com Brazilian Label and hoping and praying to the cigar gods that the bitter taste subsides a little.
Right at the beginning of the second half I would put the body at medium but the flavor at full. Now most of the flavor is that bitterness but it is still full flavored.
Coming to the close and that bitter taste keeps overpowering almost everything.
Flavors are slight but the chocolate, coffee and earthy notes are there ever since the earthy taste took over for the woody notes.
Body may have crept to a high medium or low full but nothing someone who has my flavor profile would mind.
At the close of this Cigar.com Brazilian Label and I am most disappointed by how bitter these cigars were. I was hoping for a nicer bittersweet chocolate but kept running face first into a wall of bitter that coated the tongue and continued on the aftertaste,
Would I buy it again? Maybe. I would have to try some aging to see if I could tone down the bitter taste.
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Again a good job on the review! If the bitterness mellows out a bit with some age this could just be THE Cigar.com Label for me, even more so then the Corojo Label. Looking forward to Sunday and next week’s Cuban Label.
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Mike, many thanks for those of us who can’t continually afford to keep plowing our money into the pricier smokes, although, of course, we still do in an attempt to keep up. Your reviews are always appreciated for their straightforward approach and entertainment value. I have wondered whether aging sticks like these would be viable, since by the time you could determine whether they would be worth investing in, the manufacturers/sellers would probably have moved on to something else (more profitable). Do you have an opinion on that?
Keep up the great work! I hope the next one you come across will be your (our) Holy Grail.
Really hard to say. You are right though, if you start aging them for 3 years or longer now, will the company still make them if they age really well.
I figure if i do not like it at all now, I may age a 5-pack and if they still have them, great, if not, there will always be other sticks out there.