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Famous Dominican 4000 Maduro-First Impression

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Today’s review was a donation from Mike AKA KnightRid. This cigar is exclusive to Famous Smoke Shop, and was blended by Juan Rodriguez. I know nothing about this cigar, or any of the bundle sticks over at Famous. For the sake of the review, as I paired this cigar with water.


Wrapper: Connecticut Maduro

Binder & Filler: Dominican

Size: Toro 5 3/4 x 52

Price: $38.99 bundle of 25


Pre-smoke & Construction:

Squeezing the length of the cigar, I found it to be slightly soft, but bounced back when pinched. The wrapper was toothy looking, with a few medium to large veins. Sniffing the wrapper and foot revealed a sweet woody odor. The pre-light draw was almost perfect, and had the same sweet woody notes along with a slight earth.

The burn required no corrections, and I ashed at around an inch. Construction overall wasn’t bad at all.



The first third had a very smooth smoke feel. Smooth earthy notes combined with a ever so slight peppery spice. The pepper was very slight and hard to detect. As this third came to a close, a smooth sweetness appeared.


The second third had an interesting combination of earthy/grassy flavors combined with sweet notes. I had a hard time pinning them down. At times it was almost mocha, and as I typed “Mocha” into this review, I would realize it wasn’t. What was it? The smoke feel remained thick and smooth, and every now and then I could detect subtle pepper.


The last third didn’t really offer anything new. In fact, if you re-read the second third summary, that’s exactly how the last third went. Really, nothing changed.



Obviously this wasn’t a “Wow” cigar. But for around $1.55 a stick, its hard to be picky. Price aside, this was an OK medium bodied cigar. The value factor adds to the appeal despite its one dimensional flavor profile. I think I’ll look further into other Famous Smoke Shop lines, since this one wasn’t bad.

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