The appearance of the cigar is decent, with tight visible seams, some veins, and a couple of discolorations. The prelight aroma of the cigar is pleasant, with cedar from the wrapper and a rich milk chocolate from the foot. At first light, there s a good amount of smoke output, that dissipates slightly, but lasts throughout. The flavors through the first few draws are cedar, chocolate, and pepper on the palate and through the retrohale, more so with the latter. The smoke has a nice, creamy texture with a smooth finish, and the aroma is a spicy wood with chocolate, very similar to the flavors on the palate. After a while, the notes from the first draws remain, but nuts are added with a hint of cinnamon, and the wood becomes more dominant. Overall, the cigar comes in at a medium body and performed pretty well. Not bad!
Have smoked these for several years. Just finished a box and ordered another. Beautiful wrapper, always easy draw, mild herbal flavor. I compare all cigars to this one. As good as a Cuban.
H, Upmann does it again.
The entire H. Upmann line gives consistent quality, flavor and aroma. The Reserve Maduro is outstanding and the 1844 line gives an even burn with pleasant woody flavor and aroma---just outstanding!
Just got this one in a sample bunch. A very pleasent smoke. Good flavor and draw. I plan to keep a bunch of these in my humidor. Goes great with Johny Walker Red Label!
Smooth, robust, and nice flavor and smoke.
I smoked a sampler and had a robust 5/50 size good right down to the nub great flavor and burn ...will buy more..
I haven't smoked one of the Sir Winstons yet, but did get to try a Reserve Torpedo out of a sampler pack! I'm not one to go on and on about how the cigar tasted like nuts, chocolate or berries with a hint of this or that (if you get my drift?)!! The cigar is either bad, good, great or excellent , and the reserve torpedo exceeded my idea of an excellent cigar!! Flavor was medium to full and excellent, aroma was super, held an ash (white) extremely well, and I thought I was going to have to go to the doctor for burnt fingers!! (I hope the Sir Winstons that I won in an auction are as good!!) I give the Reserve a 9 and a half! Not for the smoker who only smokes mild or mild to medium, unless you are ready to make the jump to a "REAL" cigar!! I'll put this cigar up against Cohiba or Trinidad's and come away with a better taste and aroma, plus save a bundle!! lol
Medium-bodied with classic flavors of wood grain and semi-bitter leaf tannins; cookie dough also entered the fray briefly on the second half. I had stored this at 69 + % RH and it didn t like it a bit, as the draw was tight and the wrapper cracked halfway through. Burn was uneven, and way too fast during the first half; lasted me less than 45 minutes til the nub. My guess is they require 3-4 months to settle down.88+ points
This 1844 reserve Belicoso had been sitting in my humidor for a while now and thought I d give it a try and I am impressed to say the least! Earthy, smooth, toasty cedar and leather flavors are fantastic in this medium body smoke. The best part was it s flawless construction and superb draw! The smoke output and aroma are outstanding, I can t believe this isn t a higher priced cigar... I had purchased due to the 93 rating from CA and it lived up to the bill. If the rest of mine smoke as nice as this first, I ve found myself a real winner!
Ok, I hate to say this, because almost every cigar on this web site has great reviews...but....I really love this cigar. It had a taste that I could pick apart, appreciate. Very nutty, and I could almost say cashew/macadamia nut nuttiness. I know that sounds stupid, but thats what I was tasting almost the entire time. Its a long smoke, and its a big, powerful one. Not for beginners, and I'd reccomend eating before smoking this one. It just about kicked my butt and I usually dont smoke anything but big maduros. Maybe it was just me though....try this stick!