Cigar Review: Brick House Maduro by JC Newman
Review by Luc Blanchard, Official MMC Reviewer (@mysticks35mm)
Brick House Maduro by JC Newman
Size: Mighty Mighty 6.24 x 60
Wrapper – Nicaraguan
Large in stature and very well constructed, the “mighty mighty” is covered with a thick, dark and leathery wrapper that has prominent modeling. The preignition aromas are of a well kept petting zoo (mild manure/hay). A straight cut is used and an open draw is achieved.
Concluding the 1/3, a mild pepper starts to make its way into the mix. The bread quality lingers but begins to toast as the mild experience moves closer to medium. Getting close to the middle of the cigar and a very rich, creamy and oily experience starts to build. Medium with notes of dark cocoa, toasted bread and leather are center. The burn is very good and a light and flaky ash grows on a wavering and ultra thin ash fringe.
Getting into the last couple inches, we start to see a strength buildup, making the experience medium +. The rich notes are consistent and a light clove can be found deep in the retro. A delicious and rich toasted bread alongside a cocoa/coffee with that hint of bakers spice. The nub does see a pepper increase alongside a welcoming and pleasant, mild floral note.