Name – Brick House Natural
Size – Robusto
Wrapper – Nicaraguan Havana Subido
Tobacco Blend – Nicaraguan
Pricing – $5.75 ea.
Body – Medium
Light reddish brown in color, weathered leather appearance with a slight sheen. Medium veins and triple capped.
Aroma – Cedar, Sweet Raisin
Type of Cut – Straight cut
Cold Draw – Semi loose draw with sweet cedar notes.
First third – Initially, I tasted a toasted cedar, roasted nut (maybe walnut) that then turned into a creamed coffee flavor with a slight spice of pepper that hits directly across the back of your palate. The burn was razor sharp. The ash was medium gray, light and flaky, which fell right off around the 1-inch mark.
Second Third – Similar flavor profile without much change in this section of the cigar, although a small hint of spearmint came through on the finish at this transition. Burn went a little jagged and required a touch up. Ash held strong through the entire second third.
Final Third – Same consistent flavor profile, which rotates generously throughout the entire smoke. At this transition, it required a relight. I picked up a nutty note mixed with the spearmint finish. Great smoke output.
Total smoke time was about an hour and fifteen minutes. The flavors in this cigar were distinguished and consistent. This would be a great inexpensive cigar to introduce a non-cigar smoker to as well as meet the needs of a cigar aficionado.
Cigar Aficionado – 88pts, 89pts, 90pts and 92pts
About Brick House Cigars – http://www.brickhousecigars.com/