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Saturday, 15 December 2007

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Padilla 1948 Corona Gorda Average Rating: B-  (See Info on Ratings Here Opens in new window)
Dimensions:
5.5x46
Made in:
Nicaragua
Wrapper:
Nicaraguan Corojo
Binder:
Criollo
Filler:
Cuban-seed Nicaraguan Criollo and Corojo tobaccos.
Reviewer 1: HeavyMetal

Rating: B+

Construction Comments:
Dark khaki, thin and oily wrapper, solid roll. Looks like a cammie.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
Nice toasty tobacco, cedar and spice aromas and flavors. Smells and tastes like a cammie.
Burn:
Fairly even burn with a lightly flaky off-white ash. Wrapper became a bit papery and flaky as I smoked. Burns like a cammie.
Drink:
Starbucks Frappacino
Smoking Notes:
Now this is what I call a cigar. The cigar is very well balanced with excellent toasty tobacco, wood, cedar and light coffee notes and a sweet-spicy finish. The cigar deepened a little around the halfway point but never became bitter or tarry. Smokes like a cammie.
Overall Experience and Rating:
This was an excellent smoke despite the fact that the low humidity in PA tried to suck the life out of this cigar. I’ll give it a B+, but it’s probably a solid A in better weather. Tasted exactly like a Don Carlos. If it isn’t, Fuente had better look out.
 
Reviewer 2: Iceman

Rating: C-

Construction Comments:
This cigar had a medium brown wrapper with a few flaws and some tooth. It was also a very fragile wrapper that had a few little pieces missing. It also seemed a bit dry but also had a slight oily sheen to it. Not quite sure what to make of that. A firm roll. This cigar was 5 ½” long with a 46/48 ring. A corona size.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
This cigar had a nice leathery and earthy smell.
Burn:
I toasted the foot and lit with a single flame torch. I used a punch to open the head. It lit easily. No re-light was needed. I got bit of an uneven burn in the 2nd half. Some wrapper unravel in the second half as well.
Drink:
Ginger Ale
Smoking Notes:
This cigar had an earthy taste. It was an average tasting cigar. Not at all complex. Very mild. The draw was just average and remained that way for the whole time. Not a lot of smoke and required a “double draw” each time. The smoke was not very dense or flavorful which I feel made this a mild cigar.
Overall Experience and Rating:
This cigar was just bland and lacked any real flavor. I thought it was a bit of a let down because I was looking forward to smoking it after smelling the good leather and earthy smell at the start. This cigar is a “start your day” cigar and not a “relax at the end of the day with a drink” cigar.

In all fairness, I think this cigar had a rough time “coming north” so I won’t blame the fragile wrapper, uneven burn, or unraveling on anything other than this. Little pieces of wrapper kept coming off in my mouth as well, and the cap finally came off. After I find out what this cigar is, I will give it another shot because the great pre-light smell never came through in the smoking.

Overall Rating: C -
 
Reviewer 3: Cycleman

Rating: B+

Construction Comments:
This cigar looked delicious! Great construction and color. I'd say a Cameroon to Corojo. Nice even cut.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
The aroma was very enjoyable.
Burn:
The draw was a little tight, but still easy to enjoy. Wonderful burn and went the entire stick without any travel issues. Rolled nicely.
Drink:
 
Smoking Notes:
 
Overall Experience and Rating:
The flavor was enjoyable. A little earthy and just a very very small hint of cream. I enjoyed the size, that was close to a siglo IV. I would smoke this stick again. B+
 
Reviewer 4: Denahue

Rating: C-

Construction Comments:
Very good appearance lightly veined. It has a semi-oily wrapper, and a firm construction. Cut only the cap. The cut was easy and precise. Cigar began with a slight unraveling problem from the head end. Lick-n-stick time.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
It had a slight barnyard scent.
Burn:
The initial light was even after toasting the foot. The ash was white with light gray styrations all through it. First draw was clear with a huge amount of smoke. It burned even for about a third of the stick then started to wander. (re-touched twice to keep it even.) At the halfway mark the draw was still clear and full of smoke. The resting smoke smelled like shoveling out a cow barn only pleasant…. Very organic smell.
Drink:
French Roast Coffee
Smoking Notes:
The taste began with an odd leather and copper taste. I would consider the smoke a Medium strength. The metallic flavor persisted until the halfway point where it disappeared to be replaced by a slightly peppery leather taste. The Aroma from the stick remained the pleasant barnyard smell. I'd describe it as smooth with a bite. There was a definite coppery after taste to this cigar that still persists.
Overall Experience and Rating:
This smoke had unraveling problems from the git-go. It reminds me of some of the hand rolled we had from Ybor. The size was great. I wish others would come in a similar size. The stick took about 40 minutes to smoke. The metallic taste was a bit unpleasant. The only other experience I've had with this kind of metallic taste was a Perdomo Cameroon Cabinet Series about a year ago. I've had other Perdomo's since then that have not had that copper twang. I would have to try another in the line to see if this taste ran true through out the line. I doubt it would. I would try another but I doubt I would add it to my rotation…..

I'd give it a C- Overall

The strength was not a problem; the taste had definite draw backs. I would try another for verification of the flavor, but doubt I would keep any around. It may possibly mellow out with the correct amount of Hummie time.
   

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