Wednesday, December 7, 2022

La Sirena Cigars Original in Review

BRAND: La Sirena
BLEND: Original

WRAPPER: Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

FORMAT: Churchill "Trident" (750)
ORIGIN: Nicaragua
INTENSITY: Medium/Medium-full

Chocolate | Spice | Leather

Immediately upon lighting, I realize I'm in for two things: a treat and frostbite. The former we'll delve into and relates solely to the cigar, the latter is because I smoke within the uncozy confines of only three (3) walls and winter has hit the PNW. Ah, but the treat--CHOCOLATE. Delivered via tandem bicycle messenger with a really excellent spiciness wrapped in savory oily leather. Simple and effective. Manure is tasty.

Spices are of the baking varietal and steered by cinnamon, with a delineated attachment of paprika and cumin. Pepper subtly hums in the background, black and cayenne. A molasses note flits in and out there. Back to the chocolate, it's dark and rich and also exhibits a core of center-cut brownie. An almost fault is a slight diesel threat in the 2/3 but it's ducked by a timely purge, never to return. The rest is rich earthen fluff on-down.

French roasted coffee from a French press pours in at the mid-point. Performance-wise, this thing burns at a great and even pace. Nice straight line. Excellent draw and tight-building darkish ash. Moderate-plus smoke out-put is of a toasted sweetness with savory-spice accompaniment... superb room-note. Proof here that blenders should do less, and do it better, rather than throw half-cooked spaghetti at walls by the handful.


A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79

::: very :::

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