Thursday, June 23, 2011

Diesel Unlimited d.7 Review

Wrapper: Honduran Ligero
Filler: Nicaraguan and Mexican
Price: $6.00 - $7.00

Being that the Diesel Unholy line is one of my favorite lines of cigars, I figured the Unlimited line would have to be just as good. I got my hands of a few of the d.7s a while ago and figured that I would share my experience with this stick.

The cigar is huge, and a little intimidating. The cigar is 7” x 58. The wrapper is dark brown, oily, and has a slight red hue to it. This stick smells really sweet as well. There were a couple veins that were pretty thick that worried me, but they turned out to be nothing. There were absolutely no soft spots, which surprised me as well considering its size.

Once this stick was lit, the flavors were a bit milder than I expected.  The cigar starts off very earthy with a mild spice. There were a few sweet sugary notes coming through as well. After about an inch or so, the cigar got very toasty. This smoke was very creamy and quickly left a silky film on the palate.

Once the second third started the cigar got a bit more full bodied and the spice kicked up a notch. The spiciness was evened out with the earthy notes that came out a little bit more as well. Then just shy of the half way point, oak became a very prominent player. The sweetness of the oak flavor was a perfect compliment to the peppery spice.

Now down at the last third, the flavors died down quite a bit. All the flavors went onto the same level, but the main flavor was just a generic sweet tobacco. There were just very subtle hints of pepper, oak, and the earthy tones. I was pretty disappointed with what happened to the flavors down around the last two inches.

Now the ash on this cigar was quite amazing. It was very strong and held on well past the half way point. The ash was a medium shade of gray with some darker and lighter spots throughout it. The aroma was a little strong, and clearly had the spicy notes lingering throughout it.  The draw was rough. It took some effort to get a good amount of smoke out of it, but after the halfway point it got much easier. The burn was even until the last two inches, then it started to canoe a little bit.

This cigar is worth the money, considering it’s a relatively cheap for its size. Its definitely a high-medium bodied cigar. I wouldn’t say it was full bodied, but it was on its way there. This cigar deserves about a 6.5 out of 10.

Until the next smoke,

Zack the Stogie Man

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