Cigar Review - Cohiba Black (Pequenos)
Review by Luc Blanchard, Official MMC Reviewer (@mysticks35mm)
Size: Pequenos 4.1 x 36
Wrapper – Connecticut broadleaf
Binder – Dominican
Filler – Dominican, Mexican
Bread (yeasty, toasted)
Bakers spice (cloves)
This cigarillo sized vitola comes to us from the 2023 March My Monthly Cigars Box. Bordering oscuro in color, its matte finish almost steals light. Minimally veined, very modeled and presenting a pre light aroma of cocoa and cherry, we straight cut to an open draw.
A toast/light and a surprising nasal punch meets the olfactory. Nearing medium, we see notes of candied walnuts and yeasty bread on stage. Getting into this quick smoke, we near the end of the 1/3 with constant notes and a calming of the nasal tickle. A sweet component is also felt on the finish, which is surprisingly pungent. The burn has no issue and offers up mini stacks of medium gray ash and a non-existent ash fringe.
Into the body of the 2/3 we see some more consistency and an increase in strength to medium+. Deep in the finish, we do see the mildest of a backers spice (cloves) starting to materialize. Into the 3/3 and we have the cigarello that could!! Almost full strength, with notes of toasted bread, those bakers spices and a sweet sensation on the pallet. The nub is nothing short of a powerhouse and this must be the strongest cigarillo created as the baker's spices are in overdrive!
Still consistent but at full strength with pepper building and numbing the tongue we conclude this 40 minute beauty from Cohiba. Mowing the lawn, rod in the water, a quick car ride or break at work, this will take the edge off in a big way. This also pairs well with a coffee, a mild or creamy coffee.
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