Wednesday, June 29, 2011

El Perrito War of Flavors Review

El Perrito War of Flavors - 5.5 X 38. Wrapper - Ecuadorian Habano, Binder - Connecticut Broadleaf, Filler - Two filler leaves - Nicaraguan and Dominican. Medium - full bodied.

Initial taste - A dry breadiness.

First third - Spicy, leathery and bready.

Second third - Spicy, continued leathery, breadlines is gone and replaced with a tasty fruitiness.

Last third - Spice picks up a bit, leather and fruity notes. This cigar had a nice long finish of spicy leather.

Construction - Remember this cigar is made without a mold so it was bumpy, crooked and rough looking. Dark brown in color. Burn - good burn with a dark gray ash that holds together until tapped off. Draw was perfect and I was impressed with the amount of smoke from such a small ring gauge.

This cigar is a tasty little firecracker with a good amount of complexity for a cigar of this size. Balance was very good as well - a very enjoyable cigar. MSRP is $2.50 per cigar or $125.00 for a 50-count boxed bundle which makes this cigar perfect for an everyday smoke. If you are looking for a tasty, med - full bodied smoke that is inexpensive to smoke everyday, this is your cigar.

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