A few years ago, E. P. Carrillo did a complete restructuring of their cigar line portfolio that included rebranding all the lines and reduction of some of the cigar lines. One of the few new lines that were introduced during that time was the E.P. Carrillo Rebel Rebellious. This new cigar kind of flew under the radar because of the rebranding. The Rebel Rebellious was blended to be different than most of the rest of the lines where it is more full-bodied and uses a lot of Nicaraguan tobaccos.
- Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
- Binder: Ecuadorian
- Filler: Nicaraguan
- Size: 5 1/2 X 52
- Vitola: Robusto
- MSRP: $10.00
The E.P. Carrillo Rebel Rebellious 52 has a very dark brown wrapper that looks slightly mottled. The wrapper also has a slightly toothy appearance with an oily sheen. The cigar has a slightly loose draw with notes of leather, earth, and cocoa.
The E.P. Carrillo Rebel Rebellious 52 has notes of leather, earth, black cherry, pepper, almond. Black pepper and almonds on the retrohale. The cigar is full bodied and full flavored. Flavors meld together as it reaches the midpoint to where none of them overpower anything else. The E.P. Carrillo Rebel Rebellious 52 is putting off a ton of smoke as well.
The E.P. Carrillo Rebel Rebellious 52 took a turn for the worse on the final half. The cigar became very woody on the last half and bland. It did still have some pepper and slight almond flavor, but they were a muted. The cigar was still full bodied, but that was about it.
The E.P. Carrillo Rebel Rebellious 52 started off with a bang but ended with a thud. There were a lot of rich flavors in the beginning, but none made it to the last half of the cigar. I’m not sure why that is. When they first came into the shop here in Tallahassee, they were not well received which is why it took me quite a while to do the review. While time did help this cigar out, it wasn’t enough to make it into something I would smoke more in the future. It’s not terrible, but it’s not great either.