Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

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Hump Day doesn’t have to be your slump day.  Just light up a great cigar!  Today we’ll look at two selections that you may want to try: The My Father El Centurion and the Inception 518.

My Father El Centurion Robusto

Don’t call it a comeback!  Actually, yes, you can call the reappearance of the My Father El Centurion a comeback.  Why?  The cigar first hit the scene as a limited edition release of under 3,000 boxes back in 2007.  It was the first limited release of its kind from Don Pepin Garcia, and it eventually went by the wayside.  The El Centurion made its way back onto the market earlier this year, however, and this time around Don Pepin’s son Jaime helped to take over the responsibility of blending the line.  As for the reasoning behind the comeback, the Garcias wanted to celebrate 10 years in the cigar business.  Best of all, the El Centurion has become a regular production cigar, and with that standard distribution comes another thing: a lower price than its original.  With that out of the way, let’s see what the Robusto format of this line has to offer.

The My Father El Centurion Robusto measures 5 ¾ x 50.  You can also find the line in the following sizes: the 5 ½ x 54 Belicoso, 6 ¼ x 52 Toro, and the 6 ½ x 58 Toro Grande.  The cigar’s interior is made up of three Nicaraguan Seed tobaccos: Corojo Habano, Criollo, and Sancti Spiritus.  Its exterior, meanwhile, is made up of Criollo 98 leaf.  While the use of all Nicaraguan cigars is the same as the original, the newer El Centurion strays a bit in terms of the actual varieties of tobacco.  Regarding strength, the El Centurion is listed as medium to full-bodied.

The first thing I notice when looking at the El Centurion Robusto is that it doesn’t even look like a Robusto.  It’s oversized, which is a good thing if you enjoy bigger cigars.  The cigar is quite dark.  The wrapper sports some oil but is not exactly drenched in it.  Some prominent veins can be seen throughout the wrapper, and it’s definitely on the toothy side.  The decorative band is pretty large and showcase the El Centurion name over ornate graphics.  The variety of colors that are used look great against the dark wrapper, and this is definitely a head turner, if you care about that type of thing.  As for the El Centurion’s pre-light aroma, I pick up some sweetness and barnyard scents.  The cold taste, on the other hand, is of mild tobacco.

After lighting the My Father El Centurion with ease, the cigar burns well without any major issues.  Plenty of thick smoke fills the room and the burn stays even for the entire duration of the smoke, which is just over 90 minutes.  The white ash looks great against the dark wrapper and is solid in nature.  The draw is good as well.


0 # ownerJimmy Zaid 2013-12-23 04:14
Thank you for the great and in depth review of our cigar! We are happy to know customers are getting the complexity and flavors out of our cigars as we worked hard on finding a blend that created this.

For those wanting to try our brand, Inception, please feel free to gives us a call or even better, request us at your local stores!

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