6/14/17

Alpha The Defuser Maduro - Cigar Review

Alpha Cigar Co. The Defuser
5 ½ x 60 Gordo
MY NOTES:
A somewhat loosely assembled cigar which wants to be double/triple puffed, yet performs fine all-told. Notes of a dialing back through progression black pepper and an oppositely directed bittersweet chocolate. Secondary notes of red/purple fruit syrups, Coffee, and pumpernickel bread. Liltings of pipe tobacco and mounting hickory. Leathery compost under-belly. A rather short-lived finish on a delicately rich profile, smoothly delivered. Subtly transitioned and well balanced.

FINAL GRADE: B+
A 90-100
B 80-89
C 70-79
D 60-69
F 0-59

WRAPPER: San Andres Maduro
BINDER: Dominican
FILLER: Dominican, Nicaraguan

STRENGTH: Medium
ORIGIN: Dominican
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
Via Halfwheel:
"Alpha Cigar Co The Defuser Series
In proof that the company’s blends stand on their own and also for smoker[s] who might not want an infused cigar, The Defuser Series is the company’s same three blends, just without the Absinthe infusion. They’re offered in the same sizes at the same price as the infused series."

"Dark and luscious, San Andres maduro wrappers have entered a new golden age, and the Alpha Cigar Co. Defuser is a rare maduro cigar that stands above the rest. It offers the combination of earthiness, spice, and sweetness that the ideal San Andres wrapper bestows on a cigar, with great aging potential due to the oils in the wrapper."

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