This cigar was to be reviewed by Ed and I with Justin and JC from Las VegASH TV. Unfortunately, Ed felt the smoke wasn’t up to par, citing it as ‘Just another cigar.’ Stay tuned to see what we will review with them. If you haven’t visited Las VegASH TV yet, by all means, leave here and check it out. You can always come back later. While your at it, stop by and see what my pal Stew thought of the Devil’s Weed.
In the mean time, I decided to give this cigar a second chance. As usual, I am pairing this stogie with Fiji water. Now on to the stats…
Size: Nicot, 5 5/8 X 46
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Filler: Dominican (4 leaves)
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Price: Approximately $5.00
The first thing you notice is the paper wrapper that covers the entire cigar. Removing it reveals a nice oily, tan wrapper that sparkles in the light if you look closely. The cigar is firmly packed with tobacco, and the draw is a little tight. The draw has a woody taste, and the wrapper has a similar smell.
In the low end of the medium body range, the cigar opened up with a nice, slight earthy flavor. Later on, mild spice, peppery, and nutty notes came into the picture. As the first third came to a close, the earthy notes increased a little. So far an enjoyable smoke.
The nutty flavor increased, and a mocha flavor came in and out.The spice/peppery notes diminished quite a bit, and were almost replaced with woody flavors. The earthy flavor remained hidden in the background, but it was there if I paid close attention. I enjoyed this third more then the first.
As I got into the last third, the smoke took on a creamy feel. It just felt thicker and more dense. The earthy undertones went away completely. The nutty flavor pretty much took over, and mocha would appear, then go away. The spice and pepper took a back seat, and allowed the nutty and woody flavor to shine though.
The burn was great. I only had to correct a couple times, and it stayed straight almost through the entire smoke. The cap started to lift, but I reapplied it with no problem. It started off in the low medium range, and finished in the mid-medium body range. The ash held on for about an inch, and would plop off with an easy tap. Besides the paper wrap and devil band, what really got my attention was the shiny, sparkly wrapper and great construction. Oh, the tight draw I had during the presmoke wasn’t present once I lit it. Strange… Overall, I had a pleasant smoking experience with The Devil’s Weed cigar.
Will I smoke it again? Sure, if I run across them. Although Ed wasn’t enthused by this cigar, I’d have to recommend that you try it and judge for yourself. I think its a nice smoke (sorry Ed)!
As always, for your viewing pleasure, here is the amazing slide show:
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