Tuesday, February 7, 2023

La Gloria Cubana Cigars La Gloria Cubana Society Cigar in Review

BRAND: La Gloria Cubana
BLEND: Society Cigar

WRAPPER: Honduran
BINDER: Honduran
FILLER: Honduran

FORMAT: Toro (6.25x54) box-press
ORIGIN: Dominican Republic
INTENSITY: Medium-full

Tiramisu | Hold the Mascarpone
Patty Melt | Hold the Swiss

Somewhere on the internet, I saw a knock-off Tiramisu recipe involving Twinkies and Reddi-whip. Could be that, too. Prepared as the aroma of the Patty Melt eaten prior still lingers in the air and as the cast iron pan has yet to fully cool. Did you mean to use that much pepper on the burger? Because it somehow works.

Mascarpone sounds (if you say it wrong) vaguely like what a racecar driver would use to call into his pit to say he needs a tire change or to pee. This Society Cigar is another like the Punch People's Champ, a thing created in part by the company's fanbase. It's a tick out-of-balance, but again, somehow works.

As with the PPC, I can see the mass appeal and the appeal of the masses.

Decent weight in the mouth, but a tick light for its size in the hand. A bit toward the quick side in terms of pacing. Holds a nice ash and draws quite well. The build is a bit lumpy-veiny and flutes near the char, its soft-ish press doesn't hold fantastically. I will say the aroma is delicious and is exactly like the draw notes.

Tiramisu: ladyfingers, coffee, eggs, sugar, mascarpone cheese, cocoa. Patty Melt: burger, swiss cheese, caramelized onions, marbled rye bread. [A rather large retouch of the burn is mandated at mid-point.]


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

::: very :::