Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 07 March 2012

User Rating: / 3

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The Short Story Maduro definitely does not have an appearance that you’ll see everyday. The cigar is quite small, and its Perfecto shape is interesting, to say the least. The wrapper is very dark and has a slight sheen of oil. Very minimal veins are present. There are zero imperfections. The construction looks about as good as one could expect. The large band stands out against the dark wrapper with its gold, red, white, and black colors. It showcases the Fuente name and logo. The cigar feels firm to the touch with no soft spots. As I take a quick whiff, I smell chocolate, and the cold taste is the same. I’m absolutely ready to light this little stogie up, as it appears as if it will be delicious.

Once lit, the Hemingway Short Story Maduro exhibits a solid burn. It stays even on its own from start to finish without the need of any touch-ups or re-lights. The gray ash is flaky. The draw is just right, and smoking time is just under an hour. The Short Story moniker fits the cigar to a T.

Now, when it comes to the Short Story Maduro’s flavor, it’s hardly complex. With that being said, it is as delicious as promised in the pre-light inspection. The first third is characterized by sweetness and rich chocolate. The chocolate continues into the second third and is joined by nuts and cream. The final third is straight chocolate. Needless to say, if you’re a chocolate fan you will like this stick’s main theme. The cigar is medium-bodied all the way and very smooth.

Fuente is known for putting out quality cigars, and the Hemingway Short Story Maduro is no exception. The cigar offered excellent construction, a nice burn, and some very tasty flavors. It wasn’t complex, but that did not ruin the smoking experience at all. It seems like a perfect solution when you are running short on time but want to enjoy something smooth and chocolaty. The only real problem with the Short Story Maduro is its limited availability. The cigar is priced at around $6 to $7 per single, and it comes in boxes of 25. If you enjoy Maduro-wrapped cigars, Fuente as a brand, or are looking for a quality stick that can be smoked any time of the day, do yourself a favor and pick up a box. That is, if you can find one.

The Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story Maduro earns a rating of 3.75 out of four stars.

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