Popular Post kevpro Posted May 27, 2019 Popular Post Share Posted May 27, 2019 This was my first Monte No 5, thank you to @inter4alia. I was excited to try one with almost 3 years of age on it! Pairing: Drink - Dewar's 12 Year Music - Buena Vista Social Club Took El Prez's recommendation and really enjoyed the full album Construction: Light Colorado wrapper with a firm box press and overall great construction Aroma: Cocoa and leather Cold Draw: Cocoa and hay Due to the size I figured reviewing in two halves makes more sense. 1st Half: I enjoy the box press on these smaller smokes and this one had a great draw as well. Immediate chocolate and sweet cream. A very sweet finish, the only thing I can compare it to is the foam on an Irish coffee. There was a decent smoke output but required minor touchups as the ash seemed to pull away from the bottom of the wrapper. It was medium to medium full body and medium strength. The sweetness begins to fade after about two inches and brings more intense chocolate and raw tobacco which was welcomed. 2nd Half: The second half continues with the same chocolate / raw tobacco with hints of the sweet cream but much more mild. Near the band the sweetness completely fades and it is predominantly dark chocolate. I smoked this one down to the nub which brought some nutty notes near the end. I didn't time this smoke, but it lasted until the second to last song in the Buena Vista album. So about 50 minutes which is impressive for this little cigar. The Dewar's paired well, but I think a rye spice would have offset the sweet notes better. Overall I'd give this 91/100. The beginning was a little too sweet for my tastes but the second half was great. I would definitely pick up some more of these. 7 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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