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Pride Cigars – Corojo

Monday, May 24th, 2010

My pal Eric was kind enough to donate a couple Pride Corojo cigars for me to review. I don’t have any background info on this cigar, or the company. I do know that whenever there has been an event in the area, they made sure I knew about it so we could meet up. Unfortunately, the drive to Tampa has prevented me from doing that just yet. Anyhow, as I always do, I paired the Pride Corojo with water and offer you my thoughts.


Wrapper: Corojo Dominican Republic

Binder: Dominican Republic

Filler: Dominican Republic

Size: Robusto 5 x 50

Price: $5.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper was fairly smooth with minimal bumps and veins. It did have a small crack towards the band, but I suspect that was from shipping or human error. The wrapper smelled of cedar, and the foot had an odor of cedar with a slight pepper. The pre-light draw had slight resistance and had earthy/cedary notes. I pinched the entire length of the cigar, and found it to be well packed with a couple minor soft and hard spots.



The first third opened up with mild earthiness and a slight peppery spice. Nutty flavors came into the flavor profile quickly and was pleasant. Woody/cedary notes mingled with nuts for an interesting combination of flavor. Way in the background, there were notes I had trouble pinning down. It kind of fell between earthy and leathery. The smoke volume was minimal and wispy.


The second third is where this cigar came into it’s own. It had a nutty core with cedar. Behind that were earthy notes. About half way in, a sweetness came into the picture that eventually developed into a dry cocoa. That leathery flavor I spoke of before went away. When exhaling through the nose, I picked up a smooth, sweet peppery spice that was mild to medium strength. The smoke volume increased to a level I find more enjoyable.


Like before, the last third kept the core flavors of nuts, cedar, and wispy earthy notes. The main difference was sweet cocoa enveloped the other flavors. The sweet peppery spice increased in strength, and almost became cinnamony.



This was a good medium bodied cigar. The first third, although having good flavors, seemed a little ho-hum at first. But the further I smoked, the more enjoyable it became. This was by no means a “WOW” cigar, but I think it delivered good flavors, relaxation, and met it’s price point. My final verdict is – Give the Pride Corojo a try. And Eric – Thanks again for the samples!

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