Monday, March 28, 2011

5 Vegas Triple-A Review

5 Vegas Triple-A

Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro
Filler: Nicaraguan Cuban-Seed, Long Leaf Ligero

Price: $5.00 - $6.00

Over my several years of cigar smoking, I have had just about ever cigar in the 5 Vegas "A" Series. The Triple-A was the last of them
for me to try, so I figured it was time to have one, and to see just how it stood out among the rest of the "A"s.

I could tell as soon as took this one out of the cellophane it was unlike any of the other cigars in the "A" series. The stick was completely solid, tightly wrapped and clearly oily. As I lit it, the draw was phenomenal. There was absolutely no struggle what so ever. The wrapper was deliciously chewy and from that moment on, I knew I was in for a treat.

The oily Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper was definitely a key in why this cigar led to such a great experience.

The aroma was very distinct, very strong. Almost reminded my of an old coal burning stove. I couldn't tell if it was more towards the coal side or the charcoal side, but there was something standing out.

The taste may sound similar to many other cigars, but I haven't tasted one quite this stand-out before. Because the the cigar has a very full body, the flavors were standing out there for me to grab. Very strong, extremely bold, with hints of oak and toast. After a while, my palate had a very distinct flavor of coffee. A delightful coffee aftertaste is never a bad thing in my opinion.
The smoke was a darker gray, which correlates to why it was so strong. The smoke easily showed the strength of the cigar. But as I said before, the smoke gave off intriguing flavors and a magnificent aroma, all leading to this one-of-a-kind experience.

After the first 1/3 of the cigar, I started feeling the strength of the cigar. The strength didn't take long at all to set in. After the 2/3, there was a flavor explosion, seriously. Every single one of the flavors became much more robust, and stood out that much more.

This was truly the greatest one out of all of the 5 Vegas "A" Series. If you are a seasoned cigar smoker, and enjoy a strong maduro from time to time, go out and find a Triple-A. You will not be disappointed. 7.5 out of 10.

Until Next Time,

Zack the Stogie Man


  1. I'll have to give this one a shot - I'm a huge fan of an oily wrapper. I'm also partial to the PA Broadleaf due to my residence in Lancaster County.

    Don't know if you ever got to Demuth Tobacco in Lancaster, but they had fantastic hand-rolled Lancaster leaf cigars, open since 1770. They've unfortunately closed, and they'll be missed.

  2. Exactly what I wanted to hear about this; I've been hesitant about 5 Vegas' since my first box purchase was the newb 5 Vegas Golds, which I quickly grew out of after trying better cigars. The inconsistencies were too frequent for me. I have one of these I got in a sampler though, and I'm definitely looking forward to it now!