For me, smoking a cigar isn’t always about having the best, or paying the most. It never was; when I started smoking cigars, I was a college student and it was a couple of years before the boom, so finding a good hand made cigar wasn’t always easy. When the boom hit, there were a zillion (that’s a number, right?) cigars, and a cigar shop on every corner. You could always find a decent cigar for a good price. As the trend to smoke cigars lowered, there were less cigars, but much better quality, which meant higher prices. I had to start searching for a good inexpensive cigar again. I’ve always loved Ashton cigars, and when they started producing La Aroma de Cuba cigars, I liked them as well, it was a good price point, and a stronger cigar. That’s how I came upon this great brand.
The La Aroma de Cuba Belicoso (5 1/2 x 52) is a good looking cigar. Between the chocolate Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and the beautifully detailed label, this cigar is pleasurable on the eyes. Once lighting up, you get a cedar flavor from start to finish. It’s a pretty even cigar, medium-bodied and balanced. There is nothing too special about the cigar, but it’s just a great smoke from start to finish. You get the same flavors throughout, and it’s a nice cigar to smoke with fellow cigar smoking friends. Smoke one and let me know what you think in the comments below.
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf