Sunday, August 14, 2011

H. Upmann Magnum 50 Review

This cigar looks amazing in every aspect. The wrapper is the perfect shade of brown with a slight red hint to it. The cigar was solid with only one minor soft spot. There were no veins throughout the entire wrapper, and had a perfectly flush cap. This cigar gives off a very sweet smelling aroma that I wont forget. The cigar cut very clean and lit very easily.

One this stick was lit, the flavors were strong. There initial flavor is a strong woody flavor. I couldn’t pinpoint exactly what wood yet, but it eventually became a definite cedar flavor. There was a slight spice that came out, but there was nothing overpowering about it. After a few inches into this fantastic cigar, the flavor turned to a sweet note.

Once the sweetness came out, there was definite chocolate flavor. Once the chocolate came to full force, a bitter coffee flavor came in. The combination of chocolate, coffee, and cedar was so strong, I didn’t think an unflavored cigar could have this much sweetness.

Just after the halfway point, the cigar lost a little bit of its sweetness and became very earthy. The wood notes became more prominent and diluted the coffee and chocolate flavors. In the last few inches, the coffee picked up a bit but the majority was still the earthy wood notes. Overall the flavor was great throughout the whole cigar.

The ash on this stick was a nice shade of gray and was relatively strong. The burn was a little bit disappointing, but not bad. There were a few moments where it got a little bit wavy, but it always evened itself out. The draw was a little bit tight but eased up as the cigar went on. The aroma was very earthy with slight sweetness blended throughout it. And the smoke was very thick and creamy.

This was my first Cuban cigar, and it was an event to remember. I didn’t know what I was in for, but I surely was not disappointed at all. This goes down as one of the smoothest cigars I have ever had. I feel that this cigar deserves a solid 8.25 out of 10.


Zack the Stogie Man

1 comment:

  1. If are able to procure any...the caban Hoyo de Monterrey's are one of my favorite brands: Epicure #1 and #2, and Le Hoyo de Dieux. I saw your review for the Partagas Serie should check out the Serie D#4 (robusto). Love the blog, keep smoking the good stuff.