First Impressions of This Tank-Like Cigar
Straight into the Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Dark Corojo El Martillo (Toro) I notice dark chocolate as probably the most distinguished chocolate I have ever tasted in a cold draw. Holding the cigar in my hand is like holding a warm hockey puck, with almost a tacky sticky soft plastic feel. Not suggesting it tastes like a puck, but using it as a distinction.
Part of the fun of reviewing cigars is the creative writing process and having some fun with flavour profiles.
Medium to Tight Resistance on the Draw
Taste so strong I literally began to chew, and the wrapper kept well, it’s thick and sturdy, well constructed. Upon lighting it up, the smoke swirled in the air making an “s-shape” for Superman or for strong, I don’t know? I’ll tell you by the end of the cigar.
This cigar has a mouth watering salt, with thick spicy rooftop spice. Its savory profile is that of “red hot, peppery, cumin seasoned thick stew” that is heavy on the nose with lots of tingle. It’s hard not to want to bite into the cigar as it feels like it’s solid and squishy in a rather delightful way. I find myself gnawing on the head of the cigar. Gladly, it’s holding up to my assault.[metaslider id=1038]
On a side note, England’s prices on cigars are some of the highest in Europe and I’m looking at the New York Mets schedule and wonder how I can get some baseball on TV in England without paying dearly for it (like buying cigars)? Let me get back to the cigar, I get some overall hints of some left-fielder leather, not a starter’s glove, but a back up player’s mitt or kind of fresh like a new glove.
The cigar is burning decently, with a proper cherry, however it has a crown like burn, not a smooth coastline. The cigar is flaking a bit with a powdery sponge-like ash. I noticed once the ash dropped off with a little help, the burn has corrected itself. I figured tapping off the ash would assist stopping it from flaking. Oddly, once doing that the leather subsided slightly making way to a cedary long finish.
Smooth Serious Strength
The letter “S” has been a bit of a theme here, with the overall smoothness of the cigar increasing. The cigar seems to be burning slowly,even though I kept stoking it too often. I’m letting it cool off to make sure that it doesn’t overheat, even though I salivate as I think of the next puff. Despite my continued pulls off this cigar, I believe it would be hard to overheat this cigar, because of the resistance. Even then I’m not going to try.
Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Dark Corojo El Martillo Round 2
The strength of the cigar is medium to full and has similar tastes that were discussed in the first portion of the cigar. They have blended well and intensified leaving a longer finish.
By the way, I decided to download the games off the internet, I’ll have to pay for it, but at least the games aren’t blocked in the United Kingdom, I guess there aren’t many baseball fans here in England.
Again back to the cigar, it’s a dream-like experience, very pleasurable and a construction to admire. Its fat juicy appearance is backed up by thick and juicy smoke and a long finish.
At The Band of The Cigar
I’m near the band and the spice is building and I’m noticing tastes of earth on the retrohale, as it tastes and smells muddy like morning dew.
I had some trouble with the band, couldn’t find the seam, was panicking that it couldn’t be taken off , it had no seam? I slid it off rather than peeled it. Made me a bit worried about damaging the cigar. Then later, curious, I looked at the band and found the seam, go figure.
Final Thoughts on This Cigar
It’s enjoyable on the strong side cigar with a deep rich taste. There was no sweetness at all. It is probably one of the most prominent leather tasting cigars I have ever had. Make sure you’re ready to take a ride on the strong side, it’s a ninety-plus minute smoke.
I hope you enjoyed the cigar review, I had sports on my mind when I wrote this as it was the the first game of the season.
While taking a trip to Germany, I picked up this cigar from CigarWorld.de You can’t find good prices on cigars in England (full stop). Flights are cheap enough that even then you still come out getting great cigars for low prices. – Mark