The Quesada Tributo Alvarito is a small densely packed cigar with complicated “non-mainstream” flavors. The head of the cigar is very flat and easy to cut. Part of the Tributo line besides the Alvarito are the Alvaro a 6” x 52 Belicoso, the Manolin a fat 6.5” x 60 Gordo and the Julio 5” x 50 standard sized Robusto.
Reviewed: Quesada Tributo Alvarito
Length and Ring: 4.5 x 40
Vitola: Petit Corona
Wrapper: Hybrid Ecuador HCHS (Habano 2000, Corojo, Habano Vuelta Arriba & Sumatra)
Binder: Honduran Ligero
Filler: Dominican & Nicaraguan Ligeros
Dimension, Zest & Flavors
The prelight smell revealed some earth and sweetness. Coffee, Espresso, Coffee Bean, Earth and Sweet Cedar Leather
Toward the band it picked up more cedar and sweetness. The cigar started dry and woody and built up coffee to coffee bean
Draw, Smoke Output & finish
There is a tight draw with minimal smoke output. The finish is medium to long and builds as the cigar gets passed the halfway pioint.
Time of Smoke & Value
For a small $5 cigar with interesting, unusual (in a good way) flavors and a 50 minute experience the cigar has a satisfying feel. You can’t help but think it was money well spent.
The cigar makes a nice presentation with its yellow and brown cigar band. The ash was a champion holding on for 1.5” without the need to baby the cigar. The cigar construction was densely packed and sported a dark natural wrapper with some veins. Overall it was absolutely flawless. The “coffee bean or fresh coffee can” flavor was welcoming and none like I have had in cigars in a while. The cigar showcases ligero tobacco very well by ferociously giving it strength. The draw was tight and could be too tight for some. There were no burn issues and it smoked for longer than expected.