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"Overhyped"

Review by: Foe
Review Date: 03/07/2010
Rating: 5.4
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Review Notes: I've bought three Don Pepin samplers so far in order to give this oft praised brand an honest effort. Unfortunately, only one stick out of the fifteen lived up to the hype, and it wasn't from this line. I've smoked two of this particular line and size in total, which is really too few to give a completely fair evaluation. But considering the retail price point, and the disappointing performance of the two I did try, I'm not really in the mood to be fair. The two I smoked were identical in every respect. Both were really good-looking sticks, but beyond that, they were mediocre in every other way. They both smoked a little hot from being squishy and under-filled, as the draw was too loose. The body was light and strength medium. Flavor-wise, these were very consistent across the board, i.e. strong but bland woodiness, a heavy but one dimensional tobacco undertone, with a healthy dose of salt & pepper. These lacked any natural sweetness or savoriness. There were no noticeable negative flavors or aromas though either. Overall, I would definitely not recommend going out of your way to try these. Other than the squishy construction, these aren't bad cigars. On the other hand, I was completely and utterly bored by 'em. Suffice it to say, unless you can get these at a reasonable sale price, there are plenty of better cigars out there to be had at much better prices.

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