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Famous Nicaraguan Habano Churchill
Famous Nicaraguan Habano Churchill Cigar
By Bob “The Reverend Hurricane” Meyn
Brothers and Sisters, lean in close to the screen because The Rev has a little secret to tell you, but I don’t want to say it too loudly because the news could start a buying stampede on my all-important everyday cigars, the Famous Nicaraguan Habano selection.
I can’t say enough about this Nicaraguan puro. The Churchill I enjoyed preparing for this sermon (obtained via Cigar Monster.com – bless you Hayward!), displayed the typically good construction I’ve come to expect from this exclusive Famous offering. The dark, luscious wrapper showed only the minor imperfections expected from the sometimes fragile Habano leaf.
On the cold draw, this cigar had a mouthwateringly clean and fresh essence. Once I put my trusty Vector Thundra to this 7″ x 50 behemoth, a full-bodied spiciness immediately revealed itself in a satisfying billow of thick creamy smoke. Make no mistake, the body and flavor of the cigar is definitely full, yet neither overpowers in any respect during the course of smoking.
Superbly balanced hints of spice and cedar gradually evolve into notes of coffee and nuttiness. The cigar burned evenly for over 70 minutes (giving me time for to enjoy a couple of Maker’s Mark’s neat), and produced a pleasing whitish-grey ash. Never did it turn harsh, even as I enjoyed it to the nub.
Try the Famous Nicaraguan Habano Churchill and judge for yourself. But don’t tell too many people or you might have to settle for a lesser smoke!
Peace, Love and Smokes…The Rev.
Appearance – 9
Construction – 8
Draw – 8
Burn – 8
Aroma – 8
Flavor – 9
Balance – 9
Total Score: 8.4
To read more of the Rev’s cigar reviews and more, visit his NOLA Church of Smokes page at SocialCigar.com.