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Joya De Nicaragua-Antano Dark Corojo

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

I picked up today’s review at Ed’s shop awhile ago. I don’t know if it was the dark chocolate looking oily wrapper or the nice looking dual bands that attracted me to this cigar. No matter… I smoked a few of these over the past few months, and thought it was time for a review.


Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo

Binder & Filler: Nicaragua

Size: Peligroso 5 x 44

Price: Around $5.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The dark chocolate looking wrapper had virtually no flaws. Maybe a bump here and there with a few small veins. The wrapper had an interesting, almost pipe tobacco odor, while the foot had a tinge of spice. The cigar had some tight and soft spots throughout, but nothing alarming. The pre-light draw had slight resistance, and had a dark woody flavor.

The burn required a few minor corrections, and the ash held for around an inch.

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The first third didn’t mess around with a “Building up” phase. It got right into a dark coffee along with a dark chocolaty bitterness. The thick smoke feel really coated the mouth and left a woody aftertaste. Through the nose, a familiar spicy zing.

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The second third switched up from flavor to flavor. Some draws were dark coffee with a slight bitterness. Some were mostly woody flavored. I picked up salty notes from time to time, along with a sweet dark chocolate with a tinge of bitterness. A lot of times, the draw had all of these flavors that mingled with each other nicely. When passing smoke through the sinus, the zing didn’t go anywhere.

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The last third really took a sweet turn, literally. The dark chocolate dominated the flavor profile. Coffee was behind it, followed by wood and a slight earthy note. The thick smoke left a pleasant, heavy feeling on the palate. Through the nose, the spice had more of a peppery feel.

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This was a very good full bodied cigar. It had a great balance of strength, flavor, and body – well balanced. I’ve had the larger sizes, and this one seemed to deliver the best experience for me. This may be a good cigar to be reviewed with Ed. What do you guys think?

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