Neya F8 Ligero Typhoon Created by Roberto P. Duran of Duran Cigars
Vitola: 6 x 56
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
Binder & Filler: Nicaraguan
Todays weather is a balmy 78 degrees. It’s supposed to be fall, but this weather is beautiful. So I decided to have a cigar in Ye Ole Man Cave. So I pulled out the Neya F8 Ligero Typhoon. The Neya F8 series is blended with more ligero than the standard Neya blend. The idea was to give the cigar some additional strength without overwhelming the smoker with pepper or cinnamon spice. The F8 was paired with Couch Surfer Oatmeal Stout by Otter Creek Brewing Co. of Middlebury, VT.
Upon inspection the cigar showed a few raised veins with invisible seams, It was firmly packed and felt solid and heavy in the hand. There was minimal aroma off the wrapper. After I cut the tip, I was met with a medium draw and flavors of sweet baking spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice). The F8 Typhoon starts off with wood, charcoal and a slight bit of black pepper. It is medium plus in strength and continues to build slowly without being obnoxious. There are flavors of sweet tobacco, salt, pepper. There is not much complexity with this cigar, however, it is quite enjoyable. There is a thick chewy smoke which makes you feel as if you are smoking a substantial cigar. The burn line is straight. The one word to describe this cigar is consistent and good (ok that was two words). This is a good cigar that is definitely worth a try.