Edwin's Picks

Edwin
EDWIN
TASTE:Wood , Pepper, Coffee and Earthy
HOBBIES:Working Out, Traveling and Smoking Good Cigars
STRENGTH:Medium-full , Full
Mombacho Tierra Volcan Clasico 51/2 * 50
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Mombacho is a well-known boutique cigar maker. For this review, I smoked the Tiera Volcan Classico, 5 1/2 *50. This cigar is a 100% Nicaraguan puro. The wrapper has a beautiful natural brown look to it. The pre-light / cold draw of the cigar has some cedar note with pepper on it and a balanced background of chocolate. The Tierra Volcan starts with some notes of cedar and a hint of pepper. The retro hale has some more notes of pepper with a bit of the chocolate from the cold draw. All this makes the first part of the cigar somewhat a balance between chocolate and pepper merging into one note of full flavor but medium body. Into the second part, the cedar and pepper became a secondary note with chocolate becoming the primary note. I think this shift was because of the sun grown wrapper from Jalapa. During the final third, the pepper came back to shadow the chocolate notes and became the primary note you taste with a background of cedar. The retro hale is almost the same with a stand-out of the pepper with a sweet component in it. This cigar is a well-balanced cigar that will leave you wanting more!  Thank you, Maestro Claudio for this amazing blend. Picked on 11/19/2019
RoMa Craft Baka Bantu 4 * 52
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The Roma Craft Baka Bantu is a limited cigar, as they only make 1,000 boxes a year. Roma Craft never disappoints with their cigars and how they have changed the way we look at Cameroon tobacco. The wrapper is a Cameroon, binder and filler are undisclosed. The pre-light/cold draw is a sweet taste with some hints of pepper and a woody taste. The Baka starts with a nutty taste and still some hints of pepper and very earthy flavor. Due to the small format the second part of the cigar changes somewhat dramatically with an increase in strength but not for long. It goes back to a medium profile , keeping the earthy notes on the retro-hale. The final third of the cigar keeps the woody and earthy notes with an amazing burning line. Picked on 11/14/2019