5/10/18

Cain Daytona by Oliva Cigars in Robusto - Cigar Review by Kaplowitz


"The Cain Daytona is the fourth blend in the Cain brand under the Oliva Family of Cigars. The three previous blends (Habano, Maduro, and F) had garnered a reputation for being some pretty stout cigars. The Cain Daytona can be summarized as an amp’d down version of a Cain. The following came from the Studio Tobac web-site: The CAIN DAYTONA is a medium bodied offering blended using only Jalapa Ligeros. Jalapa Valley is Nicaragua’s northern most tobacco area. It is well known for producing the country’s most medium and smooth fillers. CAIN DAYTONA takes its flavor profile from this distinct area. The DAYTONA offers a solid medium taste with an abundance of natural smoothness. The result, a creamy cigar with true Nicaraguan taste." - Cigar Coop

Ah, but lettuce begin...

Overtones are sweet milk chocolate with a caramel addition riding tandem ahead of a spiced clove & black/red peppers pepper-spice. All notes are cleanly toasted. Undertones are a jerky sinewy savoriness with orange pith sour lilt. Bright and also a tick dusty. Salted bitternesses of a flexing java ebb & flow hither & thither. Untraditionally and complicatedly balanced (perchance needlessly-so and cluttered on account o' that). Rather complex though lacking in a certain amount of depth. Too untethered and spastic for my taste. Medium.

I tasted whimsy. I fucking hate whimsy.

No bite but neither is it smooth, per se. You know when you shave yer balls every other week instead of every week? That, you lazy schlub. The texture of smoke is soft to a point, then hits a rigid bottom. Just shy of rich, partially due to a short finish which ends exceptionally clean. Cool-as-cuke temp'd. Medium-bodied, as well as medium strength'd.

Combustion is a nicely & evenly paced thing on a mainly straight char. Quite a tight build of burnt-offerings. Excellent out-put of smoky-smoke both active and passive. (Off the pull and in the tray.)
Construction offers a singular Chinese-American in its armor, via a bit of a snug draw. no complaints other than that. Tight even roll sans hard/soft spots and stays cool to the well-formed nub.

WRAPPER: Nicaraguan Habano
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

STRENGTH: Medium
FORMAT: Robusto "550"
ORIGIN: Nicaragua

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

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