Monday, November 21, 2011

Chess Cigars Habana 2000 Review

Wrapper: Dominican
Filler: Dominican

As many of you may know by now, I am always in a search for new and unknown cigars. So over the past couple months I have been getting in touch with people through social media websites. I came across Chess Cigars and found them to be quite interesting. After viewing their website and seeing an amazing humidor that doubles as a chess table (complete with the chess pieces) I wanted to reach out to them. They sent me a few samples of the Habana 2000 to try out.

These cigars are a nice size for these cold winter months. The 5” x 42 cigars last about a half hour each, which when the weather calls for a heavy coat, these are a nice quick break. The light to medium brown wrapper was very nice and smooth. The stick was solid throughout. There were a couple very thin veins in the wrapper, but they weren’t bad at all. This cigar gave off a sweet and earthy smell. This cap on this cigar was perfectly flush and cut nicely.

As soon as I lit up this cigar, there were also some strong earthy tones. There was also a little bit of spice that came out as well. This flavor combination stayed relatively consistent throughout the first inch and a half until some strong wood notes entered. It didn’t take long for the spice and wood combination to coat the tongue and palate.

By the halfway point, the flavor profile only took a slight turn. The flavors were still very earthy, but it became a little grassy as well. There was still a little spice, but it mellowed out. The finish picked up in body and in flavor. There was a sweet tobacco flavor as well as a bit of creaminess on the palate. The spice that is there, continued to coat the tongue. Overall this cigar’s flavor profile was consistent but very good.

The ash was a medium shade of gray and nicely layered. The ash also held on for about an inch and a half at a time. The burn was perfectly even throughout. The draw was a little tight, but it wasn’t bad. The smoke was very creamy and gave off a nice earthy aroma.

I personally can’t wait until these break into the states because I would love a constant supply of these for the quick cigar for my commute to or from work. It’s a great morning cigar with coffee. I give these at least a 8.5 out of 10.


Zack the Stogie Man

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