Monday, April 19, 2010

Cigars - Bolivar Belicosos Finos

In one word ... disappointing.

After reading the review of this cigar on the Seoul Cigar Afficianado Society Blog I was intrigued. They ranked it up with the Monte Cristo Torpedo. And they emphasised the strong flavour of it.

I bought two of them. The only good things I can say about the 1st one was that it had a beautiful even burn. Strong ash. Great draw. But the flavours just weren't there. It started to taste better once you got to the last 1/3. Overall a very poor showing.

The second one was even more of a let down. The burn was HORRIBLE. And once again the flavours were lacking. The first 1/3 of it had almost no taste. It was like smoking air. The flavour picked up a bit after that. It wasn't until the last 1/3 that it beging to have a stronger flavour. But it still wasn't that flavorful. As it got into nub territory it had problems staying lit and with the draw. Probably because of the horrible burn.

If I was given one I would smoke it again. I will never buy another one. Very disappointing.


  1. Any comment on the famous cigar dude who just died?

  2. Robaina is dead? Damn I hadn't heard. :(

    I always hoped to get to Cuba and if I was lucky meet him. In fact I am hoping to get to Cuba this year.

    I will have to smoke a churchill in memoriam since I don't have any Robainas. :(

  3. That was my one piece of cigar knowledge. I feel like an expert.