Sunday, January 30, 2011

Fire Maduro Double Corona by Rocky Patel
Size: 7 x 49
Wrapper: Costa Rico
Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras
Price: $2

This is the maduro version of the "triple fermented" Fire line by Indian Tabac/Rocky Patel. (My cigar must be older, since it featured a different band than the one shown above.) I reviewed the corojo version back in May 2006. These cigars can still be found on the internet ( but they are no longer offered by CI or Cigar Bid.

The corojo is a very good inexpensive cigar with a tangy bite. This maduro version is nothing like it. It looks good, with a very thick, dark wrapper and a pungent prelight aroma. However, the wrapper did not pass the wet finger test: it seems to be dyed to affect this color. It also had that same bitter chemical taste that I don't like in low-end maduros. The draw was almost impossibly tight.

Fortunately, this cigar was a gift. I don't have to endure any more of them.

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