Men and women's flavor palets differ a bit. I read an article about how more women than men are "supertasters" which means they have more taste buds than the average population. It is also still under debate as to whether women can taste things in more detail than men. Anyway, I thought since we've got a good chunk of ladies floating around here that I'd start a thread for women and their reviews of cigars here. Not to say that as men and women our taste buds differ so much, but to see if there are trends on what women like more in cigars than men so we can better recommend cigars and bomb people with them. Kind of like how we stereotype women with chocolate and how they love it so much. Feel free to let us know gentlemen what you girlfriends, wives, sisters, girl-friends, etc like in cigars.
what I've smoked as of August 15th 2012
Acid Opulence 3 7/10 ★★★★
Leathery, dark, clove, dirty. This was a intense smoke, really rich and dark and heavy on tobacco flavor. I can see myself smoking these although not very often. The burn was a little difficult. (and a special thanks to Jim "Penguinshockey" for bombing me with this)
A Fuente Gran Reserva 5/10 ★★★
very leathery, with touches of coffee, dark. This was a bit too "mature" for me the flavor of leather was very powerful and off-putting. I think this is a cigar I may enjoy as I become more experienced but for the time being this is not for me. (and a special thanks to Jim "Penguinshockey" for bombing me with this)
Ave Maria 7/10 ★★★★
creamy nutty hazelnut. This was a nice smoke, smooth and nutty a nice complex flavor, it left me feeling like there could have been a bit more to it, but I enjoyed it and will be having more in the future (and a special thanks to Jim "Penguinshockey" for bombing me with this)
CAO black 9/10 ★★★★★
Super sweet honey, then cedar and woods, pepper and leather at end. I really enjoyed this cigar it starts out super sweet and tastes like honey and then moves into a very woodsy smell through my nose and ended with a light pepper and leather while keeping the cedar. Really complex and not over powering. The burn and draw were perfect I did not have to touch-up or re-light this cigar. I will be buying some bundles of these in the future
Cohiba 6/10 ★★★
Peppery, flavorful, tobacco, rich, leathery, sweet. The flavor of this cigar is really great, very complex there is a rich flavor of tobacco and just the right amount of pepper while also being sweet and with a touch of leather. The only problem is that these are so expensive. Also, the draw and burn is terrible with these cigars. I feel like they need to be packed tighter to make them thinner or add more tobacco because when you look at the inside the leaves are very loose and I think this is what causes these problems. I only smoked 1/3 of this cigar. If I can trade for one of these or get them really cheap I will get some, otherwise, I won't bother at these prices.
Drew Estate Dirt 6/10 ★★★
Chocolate, very sweet. The flavor was nice and the burn was even but it was just too sweet, the sugar coating was a bit too much on this cigar. I liked the flavor it was like sweet dark chocolate and complex I might have one of these in the future but it didn't leave a lasting impression. (and a special thanks to Jim "Penguinshockey" for bombing me with this)
Drew Estate Jucy Lucy 7.5/10 ★★★★
Smooth, sweet, caramel. I enjoyed this cigar more than Dirt it was smooth and had an under flavor of caramel which was blank obvious. The burn and draw were nice and the length it took to smoke was perfect for me, just under and hour. I will be getting these in the future (and a special thanks to Jim "Penguinshockey" for bombing me with this)
Garo Double Habano 7/10 ★★★★
chocolate, gamey, rich, full. This cigar had a distinct flavor to it, it was almost gamey almost meaty to me, very hearty, full, and rich like eating a Thanksgiving dinner. There was a flavor of chocolate hidden in there between draws. Over all it was nice, it's not going to be a "gotta have it" but I'm sure I will pick some up in the future
Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur 4/10 ★★
herbal, milky. The flavor of this cigar in general is nice but there just wasn't enough to this cigar it was plain and something was just missing. I don't think I will purchase some in the near future, it just didn't ring a bell with me
La Gloria Cubana Serie R 9/10 ★★★★★
Chocolate cake, spicy, floral, musk. This was a really enjoyable cigar I really loved it! Smoking this reminded me of eating chocolate cake and then there were all kinds of spices and floral tones that I tasted it was very complex I couldn't even list them all even if I tried. There was an undertone of musk and then when passed though the nose I could smell lilac and cinnamon then there was pepper and grass tastes and smells, very unique. The burn and draw were just fine. I will be buying bundles/boxes of these when they go on sale!
Macanudo Cafe 3/10 ★★
Extremely peppery and leathery and nutty and sour. I did not enjoy this cigar at all, there was so much pepper it was so overpowering. Then there was a heavy sour taste paired up with the only flavor that didn't make me sick, a nutty undertone. I will not be smoking these again.
Macanudo Jamaica Vintage 1988 7/10 ★★★★
Sour, leathery, light pepper, spicy. This cigar was medium to me not too heavy and not too light with a nice pairing of flavors. Leather and spice makes everything nice and then with just a touch of sour it was O.K. to have some sour. The burn and draw on this cigar was really nice every puff offered a lot. It's not going to be a "go-to" but I will be getting some of these sometime in the future
Padilla 1948 Edicion Limitada 9.5/10 ★★★★★
cedar, earthy, herbal, lightly sweet of honey, spicy. I absolutely loved this cigar! Much like La Gloria Cubana Serie R this cigar had a large complexity of flavors. It was light and crisp not overpowering at all but also not too light. For me, I love herbal and grass-like flavors like green tea so to me this cigar was perfect. There was a lot of cedar and earth, several spices and a touch of honey this cigar was like spending time in the great outdoors. The burn and draw were excellent. Cigars International had/has bundles of 20 of these for $30 so I picked up 40 (and if they stay on sale by my next paycheck I will get one more bundle), I can't wait to take one out after 3 months and 6 months in my humidor
Punch 9/10 ★★★★★
Excellent burn and flavor. An awesome cigar, I got the "Punch" out of it, a nice nico-kick. I couldn't quite put my finger on many specific flavors with this cigar, only that over all I enjoyed the flavor, it was smooth, rich, and just nice in general. The draw and burn were excellent the best I've had. I will be buying bundles/boxes of these in the future.
Tabak Especial Dulce 9.5/10 ★★★★★
Vanilla, sweet, smooth, milky, light chocolate. I was very happy with this cigar, it was so smooth and sweet (without being too sweet like Acid Dirt was to me) there were strong notes of vanilla then milk and a bit of chocolate there were also hints of spice as well. This was like having dessert and I felt no need to have something sweet like I usually do at night. The burn was a little uneven but compared to the draw and taste it was no problem. I will be getting boxes of these in the near future this is going to be one of my "go-to" smokes (and a special thanks to Jim "Penguinshockey" for bombing me with this)