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Cain Daytona

Monday, May 30th, 2011

I picked up the Cain Daytona at Ed’s shop the other day. For the most part, I am not a big fan of the Cain lines. It seems like power is the focus instead of flavor. Being in shock that Ed had any Cain cigars in his shop, I had to smoke a couple to review. As always, I paired this cigar with water.


Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano

Binder: Nicaraguan Habano

Filler: Nicaragua Jalapa Valley

Size: Robusto 5×50

Price: $5.60


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The seamless wrapper looked good, with no visible flaws and small veins. The odor from the wrapper and foot was sweet woodiness. The cigar was rock solid and evenly packed. The pre-light draw was fairly tight and had sweet earthy and woody flavors.

The ash held for about an inch, and the burn required one minor correction.

1 Cain_Daytona Cigar


The first third started with a peppery flavor that stimulated the nose and left a slight tingle on the tongue. I picked up a lot of cedar that had an interesting floral tinge to it. It was an interesting background note. Some coffee notes lingered around in the flavor profile as well. The smoke feel was dry but didn’t leave me thirsty.

2 Cain_Daytona Cigar

The second third kept the same flavor profile as the first third, for the most part. A caramel type of sweet note was picked up in the background. Otherwise things were consistent.

3 Cain_Daytona Cigar

When I hit the last third, the flavors took a turn and I didn’t care for it. It is had to describe. It reminded me of burning paper or cardboard. That was the dominant flavor. The pepper and woodiness didn’t go anywhere, but this annoying flavor grabbed my attention and drowned them out.

4 Cain_Daytona Cigar


I’ve smoked a few of these, and for the most part they were OK medium to full bodied cigars. I didn’t get the cardboard flavor in the last third. If I were to base my opinion on the cigar for this review, obviously the last third wasn’t good. At least the focus of the Daytona wasn’t power. An attempt at flavors was made. But I just don’t get what all the hype is over the Cain lines. I won’t be smoking more of these…

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