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Diamondback Connecticut

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

I found this cigar at a local shop, as you know by now… If I haven’t reviewed it, I’ll usually pick a few up. The Diamondback is a product of Altadis. It is said to be smooth, mild and aromatic with a touch of sweetness. It was blended by Omor Ortez, and that’s about all I know about this cigar. I paired this review with water.


Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: Robusto 54 x 6

Price: Around $4.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The tax wrapper was a little toothy looking, but had no major flaws. The odor of the wrapper was sweet cedar. The foot was similar, but had a little spice. The cigar was fairly evenly packed, and bounced back when squeezed. The pre-light draw had slight resistance, and the pre-light flavor was earthy with cedar.

The ash held for around an inch, and the burn required no corrections.

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The first third: I didn’t notice this on the pre-light draws… There was a sweetness that reminded me of a sweetened cap. I don’t know if that was the case or not. Otherwise, the dominant flavor was earthiness and natural tobacco. Through the nose was a slight spice. The smoke feel was dry and crisp.

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The second third was still earthy with woody notes. There may have been a tinge of nuttiness mixed in at times. The cap still seemed to leave a sweet taste on the lips. It tasted like a sweetened cap to me, as opposed to a natural sweetness. The retrohale didn’t change. Passing smoke through the nose was the same as well. The smoke feel took on a thicker feel and was almost creamy.

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The last third pretty much stayed the same in terms of flavor. The body may have increased in strength a little bit, but remained upper mild. Nothing new to report in the last third.

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This was a decent mild to upper mild bodied cigar. The flavors were good and simple. It basically was a typical Connecticut, but with a sweetened cap flavor added. That would probably be my biggest complaint. The sweetness wasn’t’ bad, but had an artificial taste. I could see myself smoking these in the morning with coffee. For me it isn’t suited for anything more than that.

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