Cigar Review: Sometimes big things come in small packages

Cigar Name: Trinidad Habana Reserve #5 (4 1/4 x 44)

Cigar Description: Ecuadorian Cubano around Honduran and Nicaraguan filler

Cigar Strength: Full

Review of the Cigar itself: I decided to go through the humidor to see what I could find that was interesting. And I happened upon a small cigar that had been sent to me. I smelled the cigar and got a wonderful sweet mocha smell from the tobacco mixture. At first, I thought this was a flavoured cigar but realized that this was just a great mixture of prime tobaccos. The cigar is well made and had a rat tail at the end of it. The one downside was that the wrapper had a “mottling” on it, which seemed to be more of a flaw in the wrapper and not anything that would detract from the flavour of the cigar.

When I lit the cigar, the aroma of the sweet mocha continued in the smoke but the actual flavour was  more of a deep, earthy tone with a hint of sweetness in the background. It made for a nice gentle but quick afternoon smoke while doing some blogging and twittering. At one point, I noticed a fair amount of smoke coming from this little cigar but the flavour persisted well enough.

Sometimes we expected the bigger cigars to have the most flavour but even this little one (quite a contrast to the Diamond Crown Maximus #1 I had earlier this week) comes with big flavour. As I got to the end of the cigar, a deeper pepper taste came out along with a creamy leather taste to it. This one went right down to the nub.

Enjoyed with: Water

Smoke time: approximately 50 minutes

Final Review Rating: 8.4/10

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