MEMBER CIGAR REVIEWS | STAFF CIGAR REVIEWS | CIGAR VIDEOS | ONE ON ONE INTERVIEWS | CIGAR NEWS | CIGAR FORUMS | PIPES | LIFESTYLE | CONTACT
 
Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 27 January 2014

User Rating: / 2
PoorBest

 
Tags:
el centurionel centurion toria
fonsecafonseca f150 texas edition


We’re starting off with one of the biggest cigars ever reviewed here on Puff.com: the Fonseca F150 Texas Edition.  Wrapping things up will be the smaller El Centurion Toria from My Father Cigars.

Fonseca F150 Texas Edition

They say everything is bigger in Texas, so it comes as no surprise that a cigar with Texas in its name has some huge measurements.  It’s called the Fonseca F150 Texas Edition, and true to its name, distribution has been limited mostly to cigar shops in the Lone Star State.  As for why Fonseca decided to go big (the biggest in the brand’s history) with this Texas-only stick, Terence Reilly of SAG Imports said it was due to the fact that most of their big cigars have sold well in Texas while struggling in other parts of the country.  Just by looking at the F150 I can tell it’s going to offer a long smoking experience, so luckily I have a couple of hours free for this review.

When I said the Fonseca F150 Texas Edition was big, I wasn’t lying.  Just how big is it?  Try 9 x 60 in its Gordo Extra format.  The cigar features a filler of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobacco.  Its binder is of the Dominican Criollo 98 variety, while Nicaraguan Criollo 98 tobacco completes the composition.  Strength-wise, the F150 is listed as being medium-bodied in nature.

In terms of appearance, the epic size of the Fonseca F150 Texas Edition is obviously its most recognizable trait.  Simply put, this is a cigar that attracts attention.  The chocolate brown wrapper has a slight reddish tint and a few medium-sized veins.  The cigar feels firm to the touch and is smooth on the surface.  A simple red, gold, and white band near the head features the Fonseca name and logo.  Before lighting, there’s an aroma of chocolate, while the cold taste is sweet.

After striking the F150 with my trusty torch lighter, the cigar exhibits a solid burn.  It’s even from start to finish without the need for any touch-ups.  A couple of re-lights are needed, but that’s no biggie considering the size of this monster.  The draw is on the loose side at the outset, but becomes more firm about 10 minutes into the smoking experience.  There’s plenty of thick smoke during the 2.5 hour marathon that it takes to finish the F150.



Related Stories:




Add comment

Security code
Refresh



   


Sign Up to our
GET IT NOW!






 

Member Cigar Reviews | Staff Cigar Reviews | Cigar Videos | One on One Interviews | Cigar News | Puffcast | Cigar Forums | Lifestyle | Partners | Contact
© 2015 by Caputo Media, LLC. All rights reserved.
Terms of Service - Privacy Policy - Ad Blockers Suck! Why?


Puff.com Daily Digest

Thank you for your interest in the Puff.com Daily Digest. Get notified of all new content on Puff.com in our free Daily Digest. To subscribe, enter your email address below and click the subscribe button.


Email Address:


Email will come from "donotreply@caputomedia.com". Please whitelist this email address.

Cancel and Return to page