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Cigar Review: Big Five from 5 Vegas

Review by Luc Blanchard, Official MMC Reviewer (@mysticks35mm) 
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Big Five from 5 Vegas

Big Five by 5 Vegas Cigars - Cigar Review - My Monthly Cigars - A Cigar Club For Everyone - Luc Blanchard - mysticks35mm

 

INFO
Size: Robusto Gordo 5 x 60
Wrapper – Ecuadorian
Binder – Nicaraguan
Filler – Nicaraguan
Strength 🥖🥖💨💨💨💨

Tasting Notes
Sweetened coffee
Peanut butter
Refined sugar
Cocoa
Eucalyptus 
Orange peel
Nougat

REVIEW
This stout robusto has a good construction and is covered with an oily, lightly modeled and minimally veined wrapper. Interestingly, the wrapper varies in tone and when wrapped, gives an appearance of a barber pole (see wrapper pic). The preignition aroma has the faintest of grass and cedar. A straight cut reveals a nice medium to fully open draw.

A toast/light and within the 1st dime, some creamy notes start to develop. The retro, finish and forward notes are very mild as a buttery peanut collides with a sweet coffee for a great start.

About a 1 ½” in and a large gray marshmallow of an ash, grows perfectly on a billowing smoke stack. Consistent notes are joined with a refined sugar, cocoa and a eucalyptus quality that is found very deep in the finish.

 

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Into the 2/3 and the cigar remains consistent. Notes of super creamy peanut blend with the more complex and subtle background notes. At the 1/2 way marker the eucalyptus value is long gone and makes way for a mild citrus (orange peel) especially noted on the finish. This is truly a very nice creamy and mild experience thus far. 

Into the 3/3 and a light pepper makes its way in the mix, moving the experience to mild+. The finish is the focal point and super creamy notes of nut and nougat merge on a very oily and tasty pallet. There is still a subtle citrus/flower deep in the finish and the nub does offer more pepper as we conclude.

Big Five by 5 Vegas Cigars - Cigar Review - My Monthly Cigars - A Cigar Club For Everyone - Luc Blanchard - mysticks35mm Big Five by 5 Vegas Cigars - Cigar Review - My Monthly Cigars - A Cigar Club For Everyone - Luc Blanchard - mysticks35mm

 

What’s not to like? The profile, price point, construction, burn, alongside a really creamy and mild experience from 5 Vegas Cigars.

A big shout out to Nick Gervais of @mymonthlycigars for the opportunity to allow me to be part of his vision.

 

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