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Wednesday, 07 May 2014

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Today we’re hitting you with a couple more reviews from Diesel Cigars.  Up first is the Diesel Crucible, which will be followed by a review of the Diesel Grind.

Diesel Crucible

I know that I recently reviewed both the Diesel Unlimited and the Diesel Unholy Cocktail, but both left me with a rather favorable impression of the brand, so I decided to go ahead and pick up another pair of their cigars.  This time around I’ll be sampling the Diesel Crucible, a cigar that carries the tagline of “An Endangered Species.”  Here’s how it’s described on the Diesel website:

“Crucible is a melting pot of premium tobaccos, and that's no stretch. This rare, one-time production was limited to a mere 12,000 cigars and overflows with larger than life flavor, body and complexity. Extensively aged, expect a bold, spicy smoke supported by deep notes of cocoa, espresso, and sweet oak. A once in a lifetime full-bodied, full-flavored Diesel experience.”

With that background info out of the way on this 2012 release, it’s time to see light this puppy up and see how it fares.

The Diesel Crucible comes in just one format: a Toro that measures 6 ½ x 52.  The cigar’s filler is a blend of Esteli Ligero, Condega Ligero, and “proprietary” tobaccos.  The binder is of the Honduran La Entrada Copan variety, and the wrapper is Ecuadorian Media Tiempo.  As mentioned in the intro, this is considered to be a strong cigar listed in the full-bodied category of strength.

As I take a look at the Diesel Crucible, I can definitely say that this is a cigar that’s lacking the “wow factor” in terms of its appearance.  Of course, that’s not very important to some, but it just doesn’t stand out physically in any way.  The dark brown wrapper is a tad rough and has several medium-sized veins.  Only a bit of oil is present.  The cigar feels firm in my hand and has no soft spots when pressed.  A simple band decorates the body that features the Diesel name over a white and grayish/blue color scheme.  I pick up a pre-light aroma of earth.  The cold taste is bold and spicy.

As far as the burn is concerned, I have no complaints.  The Crucible lights without any trouble and puts out a solid amount of smoke with a good draw.  The dark gray ash is attractive and firm.  Only a couple of touch-ups are needed and one re-light.






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