The Viaje Demolition is a limited cigar offered in two sizes. It is claimed to have “Explosive flavor of earth and pepper.” It boasts strength and doesn’t really seem to focus on flavors. I was gifted a couple of them in a cigar bomb (no pun untended) by Bonita Smoke Shop. Thanks for that by the way! Anyway, these cigars sat for months, and I figured I’d try them. Here are my thoughts…
Wrapper, Binder & Filler: Secret
Size: TNT 6.25 x 54
Price: Around $11.00
Pre-Smoke & Construction:
The wrapper had a shiny appearance and a few medium sized veins. No real flaws were noticed. The wrapper had a dark earthy smell. The foot was the same, which makes sense considering the wrapper is draped over the foot. The cigar was solidly packed, with minor differences in density. The draw was free, and had a mild dark earthy flavor.
The burn required a few minor corrections, and the ash held for about an inch.
The first third started off with earthiness and smooth pepper. After an inch or so, wood joined in, and the smoke feel thickened up but wasn’t quite creamy. There was a slight sweet bitterness on the aftertaste.
The second third didn’t bring anything new to the table. Earthiness, wood, pepper, and a bitter sweet aftertaste. The pepper was more noticeable through the nose as you may have guessed.
The last third kept the same flavors. The only change was in increase in strength. It packed a decent punch but wasn’t over the top.
This was an OK full bodied cigar. The flavors weren’t bad, but they were uneventful. I can’t complain about construction, burn, draw, etc. This may have been enjoyable in a smaller size. The one dimensional flavor profile got boring at times. I think this cigar would appeal to those who want strength and flavor is secondary.
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