Emilio Cigars Serie H Maduro
Thanks to Gary Griffith, owner of Emilio Cigars, for sending me some samples to review. The Serie H Maduro is described as “A double ligero powerhouse cigar.” Naturally this peaked my interest. Cigar companies often make the mistake of power over flavor. Read on, and see if the Serie H is just another powerhouse, or something different.
Wrapper: Jamastran Maduro
Binder & Filler: Nicaraguan and Costa Rican
Size: Robusto 5.5 x 50
Pre-Smoke & Construction:
When looking at the wrapper, the only thing that came to mind was the word pretty. There were virtually no flaws or seams to be seen. The scent of the wrapper was barnyard, and the foot was earthy. The cigar was evenly and solidly packed. The draw had slight resistance, which is how I prefer it. The pre-light flavor was dark, earthy, and leathery.
The burn required one correction, and the ash held for an inch or so.
Dark coffee was the dominant flavor in the first third. Up next was a black peppery zing, followed by bitter sweetness. Notes of earthiness and leather were far in the background. The smoke feel was dry and smooth.
The second third ramped up in flavor, body, and strength. Coffee and creamy smooth cocoa were the main flavors. Think of a fancy cocoa and coffee drink at your favorite coffee shop. The spice was somewhere in between black pepper and cinnamon.
The last third kept that same mixture of coffee, cocoa, and sweet cinnamon spice. The smoke feel became drier, but kept its creamy feel. The aftertaste remained tingly, and clung to the lips and tongue.
This was a very good full bodied cigar. Excellent flavor brought balance to its strength. I didn’t get my ass kicked, but this isn’t for the mild cigar smoker. The smooth smoke feel could easily let the strength sneak up on you. This would be a great after dinner cigar. Definitely worth trying.
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