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4th blind review – this is the last installment we have right now, if this is something you all like and want us to continue just leave a comment and let me know! I really enjoyed this and hopefully you all did too. Enough of that – what the hell was this!? I will say tho – not a single person guessed it correctly, Brian, Eric and myself included…

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Blind Review #4

Brian

Appearance and construction: A very large stick, 6×60 it appears, medium colored wrapper with a nice oily feel to it (the celo has some nice yellowing too it as well). The ash is a great whitish grey. Draw is perfect and produces plenty of smoke.

Flavors: Pre-draw brings wonderful sweet cocoa flavors. The first draw brings a spicy kick, but also sweet cocoa, vanilla, and slight fruit notes. The spice starts to calm down about an inch in, but the sweetness and creamy smoke is very pleasant. The vanilla notes are still there in the background as well. Halfway through I’m getting some nutmeg and and almond notes as well. With about a third of the cigar left it’s grown in strength. The smoke is still creamy and plentiful, but the sweetness and cocoa flavors which had been prominent up until now have died down some.

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Damn – I can’t believe we are already on the 3rd blind review! Thank you again to everyone who has been participating in the first two, but enough of that thanking the readers crap, you all want to know what the hell the 3rd blind review cigar actually is. Surprisingly enough, no one – including Brian, Eric and myself – was able to guess the correct cigar!

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Blind Review #3

Brian

Appearance and construction: Light brown mottled stick, kind of inconsistent. It feels like a rock, but the draw is good. The burn is a little inconsistent, one side is having minor burn issues from what appears to be an over bunched area, nothing a little touch-up can’t fix though!

Flavors: Pre-draw has strong coffee, vanilla, and raisin flavors. Lighting it I get very prominent coffee notes with some hazelnut undertones. As it settles down the coffee fades away a little to blend more smoothly with the hazelnut and also some cedar notes that are developing. About halfway through the hazelnut flavors have persisted, but toffee notes and slight vanilla notes have developed as well. It finished up quite nicely, with the last bit having the coffee notes return with the hazelnut overtones and vanilla hints peeking through occasionally.

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Blind Review #2

Eric

CIGAR #2: Very dark, rough wrapper – maybe Brazilian Mata Fina – 6 inches x 7/8 inches diameter – very oily – decent construction – 1 large vein – absolutely a maduro – very leathery smell – firmly packed – foot has leather & dark cherry smell – 1 inch in the burn is pretty crooked – dirty grey ash w/ brown tint – dark cherry & chocolate flavours – has a Liga Privada essence to it – burn starting to correct itself – ash pretty flaky – lots of smoke – good draw – smoke has a leather & woodsy aroma – burn still goes wonky & then self corrects – flavours are chocolate and light toasted notes
- had to touch up crooked burn – last third has black coffee flavours – leather is back at the end.

Brian

Appearance and construction: Beautiful dark, oily wrapper, without measuring I’d guess a 56/58ish RG. The cigar burned fairly evenly, but I’ve had to do multiple relights so far (not sure why, my RH isn’t too high in my humidor).

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I’m sure you all have been trying to figure out what cigar the three of us had in the first blind review at The Cigar Nut. I can see by the comments that almost everyone was right on target! A couple of you started making me nervous, I think we might have to step up the mystery behind the next couple blind reviews! But – the important part first –

The first blind review cigar for The Cigar Nut is the . . .

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