In this topic, I suggest talking ONLY about (at least purportedly) 100% tobacco and hand rolled.I noticed that everybody is talking only about the best cigar/cigarette and so on but to have a best there must be a worst. Moreover, I think it would be helpful, in this way we can find out what we should NOT try under any circumstances.
So let me begin. Not so long ago I decided to try something new and here what I found: Cremosa Cubana. I bought a bundle of 20 for $15 (good thing I didn’t bought a bigger one)Right after I’ve seen what is all about this “Cubana” I’ve said to myself “I need to let other people know about this). I’ve opened the pack and the pre light aroma reminded me of that smell of a wet dog. I’m pretty sure everybody knows this smell. So I would call it not the “pre light aroma” but the ‘pre light scent”. After I cut the head I noticed a slight unraveling and I corrected it by licking. The taste was very nasty. I understand that I wasn’t licking a candy but that was really awful. Perhaps like that wet dog.
The burn was political - all down one side or the other – not something I am getting on a regular basis with my pref cigars. I tried to correct but didnt want to put my tongue on any other part of the stick so I decided to leave it like that. I’ve started to notice something strange but as I smoked approximately 1/2 of it, the cigar actually looked embarrassed - each side of the cigar was having little flaps curling out like that wet dog hair. I’ve smoked liiiiiittle more than 1/2 and it started to tunnel and almost burned my lips – it was almost impossible to smoke it further.I just could not continue smoking it anymore – I extinguished that “cigar” and threw away the ramining other 19. I’ve never seen something like that before, I don’t even imagine someone calling these cigars as being “the best”. My recommendation – avoid it!
So, what’s your “unlucky cigar”?