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Quick Smoke: Man O’ War Ruination Belicoso

1 Apr 2012

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”

One of many cigars A.J. Fernandez created for online giant Cigars International, Ruination was the full-bodied followup to the original Man O’ War, made with an Ecuadorian Habano ligero wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and Nicaraguan and Honduran filler. The Belicoso (5.7 x 56) features deep, full-bodied flavors, including chewy nut, coffee, cream, leather, earth, and vanilla. It’s a tasty smoke with just a hint of black pepper on the finish. Selling for $6-7 (though discounted below that from time to time), the well-constructed Man O’ War is highly recommended for fans of strong, flavorful cigars.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick S

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