JFR Corojo

I picked up this cigar at a local shop near where I work. What caught my eye was the non-flashy packaging, weird looking foot (see pic below), and the nice pigtail cap. I figured it at least deserved a review. From what I’ve read on the Internet, JFR stands for “Just for retailers.” As always I paired with a glass of water and offer you my thoughts.


Wrapper: Nicaragua

Binder/Filler: Nicaragua

Size: 5.5 x 50

Price: Around $4.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper had some medium to small veins and some bumps, but overall looked good. The foot and wrapper had almost no odor, perhaps a slight cedar. The cigar was fairly solidly packed, with a few soft spots here and there. The pre-light draw was free, and had a earthy, woody flavor.

The ash held for about an inch, and the burn required a couple touch-up’s.



The first third began with woody flavors accompanied by pepper. The pepper lingered for a pleasant aftertaste. Simple but decent.


The second third continued with dominant woody flavors. The pepper became smoother but kept a small bite when exhaled through the nose. I could be off base, but I could have sworn there were background notes of a slight leather. This is an uncommon flavor for me to detect in most cigars. The aftertaste lingered for a little while, and made me salivate. Overall pleasant.


Like before, woody flavors were up front in the flavor profile. The pepper took on a sweet note which I found very enjoyable. I had a hard time picking up leather at this point. The smoke became thick and somewhat creamy with a toasty feel.



This was a good medium bodied cigar. Although somewhat one dimensional, the flavors were nice. I can’t really think of anything bad to say about this cigar. If a simple medium bodied cigar is for you, I’d say try the JFR Corojo. I liked it!

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