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Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Johnny-O World Famous custom rolled Behique52
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: nirab
89
Cigar Geeks Rating

Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique.  This one has been generously sponsored by our member shakinghorizons (Colin).  The format of this particular critique was a blind review.  Members received the cigar without any knowledge of what it was with the only clue being "This cigar was released in 2010 and has been immensely popular since."  They were then asked to smoke it and submit their guess of what it was.  There were a lot of good guesses but no one actually got it correct.  

The cigar provided for this round is quite an enigma.  There is very little information available for it and others in the line.  It is only sold directly by Johnny himself through forums sites.  Ladies and Gentlemen, the cigar you reviewed was none other than the Johnny-O World Famous custom rolled Behique52.  From what I have gleaned from the few sources out there, the "World Famous" designation is used to indicate the cigar was rolled by a specific/different roller than his other cigars.  Thanks very much Colin for providing the sticks!


Length:
5.125
Ring Gauge:
52
Country Manufactured:
Cuba
Filler:
Cuba
Binder:
Cuba
Wrapper:
Cuba
Color:
Maduro
Strength:
Medium
Shape:
Robusto

This cigar was enjoyed with Coffee

Pre-Light: 17 Points of 20 Possible

Golden brown wrapper, slightyly on the dry side. There are 2-3 small, yet prominent veins in the bottom half of the cigar. Cap is off a bit, but applied well. Well packed, with little give when pinched. A nice floral n tobacco smell off of the foot.

Light & Burn: 14 Points of 15 Possible

The burn was spot on, save for a couple of moments where it got a touch uneven. Ash was solid, holding on until I coaxed it off. The colors were a nice mixure of black, gray and white, with some nice striping. Burn was slow n easy and required no re-lights. Smoke volume was light in the beginning, but opened up at the mid point.

Construction: 25 Points of 30 Possible

The draw was tight in the beginning, and didn't open up until the halfway point of the cigar. I've had worse, but it was a tough go at the start. The wrapper, despite having 2-3 veins, was well applied. The cap was a bit crooked, but stayed intact after applying my v cutter.

Flavor: 33 Points of 35 Possible

The cigar started off a bit rough, and slightly bitter, but I attribute most of that to the tight draw. As the draw opened up, I got a nice floral, salty, sweet tobacco flavor. Further in, a nice creaminess joined in, with wisps of burnt caramel. The cigar finishes with the floral hints up front, less sweetness, but plenty of cream. Other than the first quarter inch, this cigar was very smooth, with little spice.

Summary

Once the draw opened up, it was obvious that this cigar was born on an island south of our eastern coastline. Having the strong floral n saltiness was a dead giveaway! It was the perfect cigar to smoke with my morning coffee, and would smoke another one anytime. Thank you for supporting CG with your sponsorship, and for letting me play, Colin!!



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