Cigar Review: Fool's Errand Stubborn Fool by Diesel
Review by Luc Blanchard, Official MMC Reviewer (@mysticks35mm)
Fool's Errand Stubborn Fool by Diesel
Size: Perfecto 5 x 58
Wrapper – Connecticut broadleaf
Binder – Honduran (Jamastran)
Filler – Honduran /Nicaraguan
Pulled from the May 2020 Box from My Monthly Cigars, this very well constructed, limited edition cigar has a firm pack, a tapered (almost closed) foot and a well placed cap. The stout wrapper is cocoa dark and has light modeling and a fine tooth to the feel. A straight cut leads to a medium draw, which will most likely open up as the tapered foot burns away.
Getting well into the inch maker and the burn is “spot on”. Plenty of smoke bellows from the growing, flaky light ash and straight, dark and thick ash fringe. Although consistent and medium in nature, the notes are very rich and oily on the pallet.
Starting into the 2/3 the draw begins to show resistance and a slightly deeper cut takes place which opens the cigar immediately. I don’t usually do this unless I suspect that the cap end has an issue. Medium and climbing, the licorice is joined with a poignant pepper and clove that foreshadows a climb in general strength.
Passing the ½ way point and medium is moving to full as the pepper increases and is felt on the lips like cayenne. The more subtle forward notes have vanished as we begin to climb in power. An interesting orange peel is also noted deep in the retrohale.
Into the final 3/3 and the power is on! The notes are lightly charred and the pepper prominent, with more subtle toasted bread and baker's clove. The nub only offers more power and a numb feeling of cayenne on the mouth. Rich, powerful and distinctive would be how I describe this beautiful smoke from Diesel Cigars.