26 Jan 2014
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.” The following is a Guest Quick Smoke, submitted by a StogieGuys.com reader. If you’d like to submit your own for publication, please contact us.
This Nicaraguan puro is very reasonably priced at around $5-6 per stick. The wrapper is a rich, deep brown with a fair amount of oil and only a few veins. There are a couple of construction problems with both the draw and the burn, and the ash also is not particularly stiff. Nonetheless, what the Casa Magna Colorado Corona lacks in construction, it makes up for in flavor and price. It starts with a burst of pepper and then mellows into a sweet combination of wood, leather, and caramel. The finish is largely coffee-based with some spices thrown in for complexity. Despite the problems with construction, this cigar is plenty enjoyable, particularly at its reasonable price. Definitely check this one out if you are looking for a nice cigar to enjoy on a budget. Having earned four stogies out of five from Patrick A, this one is perfect for regular smoking.
Verdict = Buy.
– Denis, a.k.a. Cigar Inspector
photo credit: Cigar Inspector