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Henry Clay Brevas Finas

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

I picked up the Henry Clay from a small local cigar shop. What initially intrigued me was it’s strange packaging, which I will talk about in a bit. As usual, I paired with a glass of water and got to smoking.


Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Dominican

Size: 6 1/2 x 48

Price: Around $5.00


Pre-smoke & Construction:

These cigars are tightly tied together and placed in a box, so the first thing you notice is the odd shapes they take. The wrapper was rugged looking, with bumps and a few large sized veins. When I squeezed the length of the cigar, I found a couple tight spots. The pre-light draw was decent and had earthy, natural tobacco notes. The wrapper had almost no odor. I could only detect a slight sweetness.


The burn required only a couple small corrections, and the ash held for under an inch.



The first third had earthy flavors, with a slight spice when passed through the nose. It took a while, but eventually I detected an unidentified sweet note that was very slight and easy to miss.


The second third had an additional woody taste, but that’s about it in terms of change. Earthy flavors still remained up front, with a slight spice and sweetness. The smoke feel became thicker and coated the inside of the mouth.


The last third literally had no change at all. It remained exactly like the second third.



This was an OK medium bodied cigar. The simple and consistent flavors were good, but uneventful. Although there was nothing blatantly bad about this cigar, I probably won’t be running out to pick up any more. In the end it was just another cigar…

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