Reviews of the Ashton Benchmade and the Avalon Masters Series Honeyboy Edwards Lancero
Written by wubayou

Friday, 12 February 2010

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The Honeyboy Edwards Lancero measures 7x38. A 5x50 Robusto was also previously released, as was a 4.5x38 offering. It has a filler blend of tobacco from the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The binder is Dominican, and it is finished off with a spicy Cameroon wrapper to give it some extra flavor. The Honeyboy Edwards Lancero is considered medium-bodied, and an interesting note is that it is aged in pecan wood to give it a distinct flavor.


The most noticeable aspect of the Honeyboy Edwards' appearance is its large, attractive band near the head. The band has copper accents and shows a cool picture of David “Honeyboy” Edwards that gives the cigar somewhat of a historical or nostalgic feel. There's also a large copper band that surrounds the foot. Another noticeable aspect of the Lancero is its nice length. Some small veins are visible running throughout the body and a quick feel leads me to discover some tiny soft spots. The cigar does feel firm overall, though. A sweet tobacco smell and taste are present before lighting.

The burn of the Honeyboy Edwards Lancero is excellent. It's even throughout, with a very easy draw. The ash is solid as well. The flavors are pleasant. A good bit of leather appears near the beginning. Some nuts and spice are also in the mix, and a soft pecan flavor is also hinted. This pecan flavor is a nice surprise, and is a credit to Avalon's aging process of using pecan wood to give the cigars' special flavor that is out of the ordinary. I also detect some spice and wood notes too. A cup of coffee is a nice complement to the Honeyboy Edwards, as it goes particularly well with the hints of pecan.

The Honeyboy Edwards Lancero is an enjoyable stick. Not only did it look good, but I really enjoyed the easy draw and the even burn. The pecan flavor added a nice touch to the overall profile and was a nice change in pace. The main problem with this particular cigar is its scarcity. The Masters series is no longer listed on Avalon's website, so it appears as it may have been discontinued. At a suggested retail price of around $10 each, the Honeyboy Edwards is somewhat pricey, but that could be due to its limited or nearly non-existent supply. Regardless, it provided a good smoking experience. The Avalon Masters Series Honeyboy Edwards Lancero earns a rating of 3.5 out of four stars.

That does it for today's reviews. I hope you enjoyed them, and keep coming back for more!















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