Cain F Lancero
Thanks to my pal John G for donating this cigar the other day at the Dream Theater concert. About the cigar… It isn’t for sale. You can’t order it or buy it at the cigar shop. Apparently it is limited to those who buy a Studio Tobac sampler, which is only available at Studio Tobac events. This is why I’ve only smoked one of these, which makes this a first impressions review. I’m not big on the Cain cigars, but I’ve had some decent ones along with others that were less than desirable. I’m always willing to try something new, and the Cain F Lancero showed potential to be a good smoke.
Size: Lancero 7 x 38
Pre-Smoke & Construction:
The wrapper was virtually flawless, just a few medium sized veins here and there. The odor of the wrapper was barnyard. The foot smelled earthy and hay-ish. The cigar was solidly packed with tobacco, but was slightly spongy towards the foot. The pre-light draw had slight resistance, and had a flavor of earth and cedar.
The ash held for about 3/4 inch, and the burn required no corrections.
The first third came out of the gate with a full bodied kick. While there was that familiar Nicaraguan zing, it was pretty smooth and easy to move around the mouth and sinus (as long as I was careful). There wasn’t a lot of complexities in the flavor. Pepper and wood was all I could pick up on. Not complex, but not bad.
The second third kept the same woody and peppery core. At about the half way point, the smoke felt thicker with a tinge of sweetness. This thick sweetness lingered on the aftertaste. Again… Simple, full bodied, full strength but not bad. Towards the end of this third, the sweetness increased in strength and mingled nicely with the pepper and wood.
The last third had wood, pepper, and a coffee like bitterness. Not the bad kind of bitterness, but the kind associated with black coffee. The sweetness went down a notch, falling to the background.
This was a good full bodied, full strength cigar. It may be the most pleasant Cain cigar that I’ve had. I think the Lancero size should be in full production. It was more balanced in flavor and strength then the other Cain’s I’ve had. I think most full bodied smokers would appreciate this cigar.
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