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Guest Quick Smoke: Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur 1066

7 Apr 2007

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief take on a single cigar. The following is a Guest Quick Smoke, submitted by a reader. If you’d like to submit your own for publication, please contact us here.

Today at lunch I lit up an Excalibur 1066, the fuller-bodied take on the classic Excalibur from Hoyo De Monterrey. The Dark Knight (five and ¾ inches by 54 ring gauge) I selected looked almost perfect, despite the cellophane wrapper which was covered in dust. As soon as I lit the thing there was a blast of foul smoke tasting of burnt hardwood. That, thank God, soon gave way to a better tasting, but still full-bodied, stream of dark coffee and cocoa flavors. The bitter flavor from the start still reared its head every once in awhile, making this one a little tough to keep going. Certainly not an everyday cigar.

Verdict = Hold.

Submitted by Matt Kesler from Richmond, VA

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3 Responses to “Guest Quick Smoke: Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur 1066”

  1. Padronnie Friday, April 6, 2007 at 8:30 pm #

    Nice guest review. Hoyo makes some good cigars but their Dark Sumatra line is my favorite.

  2. markh Saturday, April 7, 2007 at 1:13 pm #

    I just bought a box of 1066 dark nights[my second one this year] and i have never had a bad smoke. In fact that is why i like the stick b/c of its consistency and flavor. give the stick another try i am sure u just smoked a bad stick.

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