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Guayacan by Noel Rojas

Guayacan cigars, by Noel Rojas, is a brand distributed by Emilio Cigars. The brand lacks a proper website, but they are on the devil site FaceBook. A quick search will lead you there I’m sure. Other then that, I have very little information. Thanks to Gary Griffith for sending me some samples to try out. So far I’ve had good experiences with his stuff, so let’s see if that trend continues.

 

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo 98

Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo 98

Size: Toro 6 x 52

Price: Around $7.00

 

Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper was oily and toothy looking, but no major flaws were found. The odor coming off of the wrapper was hay and wood. Sniffing the foot, I picked up wood, earth, and a floral note. The cigar was rock solidly packed, almost to a fault. The draw was a bit snug, but wasn’t extreme. The pre-light flavor was dark, earthy, and leathery.

The burn required a few decent sized corrections in the first and second third, but it wasn’t anything that took away from the experience. The ash held for about 3/4 of an inch.

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Flavor:

The first third had no build up. I was immediately introduced to a nice pepper. It didn’t burn, but it did have some zing, along with a tingly finish. Wood, leather, sweetness, and a thick smoke feel brought balance to the flavor profile.

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The second third had bitter sweetness, wood, a pinch of earth, and peppery spice. Wrapped around everything was an interesting floral component. The smoke feel remained thick, and it had a nice sweet, sticky aftertaste.

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The last third didn’t have any new flavors or big changes. The biggest difference was an increase in body. The flavors were rich and balanced.

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Conclusion:

This was a very good medium to full bodied cigar. This thing packed in the flavors, and at times I didn’t even notice the snug draw. If I had to complain, the draw would be it. I don’t believe this afflicts them all, since the other one I smoked was fine. All in all, this was a solid cigar.

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4 Responses to “Guayacan by Noel Rojas”

jjo December 14th, 2012 at 4:11 am

Gary is building a very intriguing portfolio. Hopefully, I’ll be able to find these around here soon.

Julia December 14th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

What I love most is when I get an e-mail notification on my phone that says “Tom’s Cigars: I’m a big, fat, greasy bitch.” I may or may not LOL every time. Great review, thanks!

jjo December 15th, 2012 at 2:26 am

I object to the “greasy” part.

Tom December 17th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

So many boutique brands have made me a bit jaded. So far, his product delivers where it counts.

Oh, I almost forgot… tomscigars is now grease free. Finally!

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