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Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Bolivar Cofradia No. 654 (Fuerte)
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Chuck (Cfickter)
89
Cigar Geeks Rating

Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique.  This one has been generously sponsored by our member Beegerply (Byron).  The cigar provided for this round is the Bolivar Cofradia No. 654 (Fuerte).

The Hype: The Bolivar Cofradia is a bold, flavorful cigar, with strong hints of earth and spice. Made by the Villazon Factory under the watchful eye of master cigar maker Estelo Padron, this is a collection of the finest hearty tobaccos in the world today, and proves to be ...The Bolivar Cofradia is a bold, flavorful cigar, with strong hints of earth and spice. Made by the Villazon Factory under the watchful eye of master cigar maker Estelo Padron, this is a collection of the finest hearty tobaccos in the world today, and proves to be his strongest blend to date. This full-bodied cigar is intoxicating with its decadent flavors, heady aroma, and intense finish. Packed in heavy Spanish Cedar cabinets, it is a cigar crafted for the most experienced of connoisseurs.


Length:
6
Ring Gauge:
54
Country Manufactured:
Honduras
Filler:
Honduras
Nicaragua
Binder:
Connecticut
Wrapper:
Ecuador
Sumatra
Color:
Colorado Maduro
Strength:
Full
Shape:
Toro

This cigar was enjoyed with Dark Roast Coffee

Pre-Light: 8 Points of 10 Possible

Dark, rich in color, slightly oil wrapper with just 2 or 3 larger veins.  Large cap that cuts easily with no fraying (Xikar XO).  Cigar is firm but not overly.  Pre-light aroma is very earthy with notes of dark chocolate

Light & Burn: 13 Points of 15 Possible

Lights quickly and the initial burn is great.  As the cigar progress the burn line gets slight wobbly but not really a concern, no touch ups are required.  Smoke volume from the start is very good.  The ash is layered, and a light grey.  It holds well and eventually needed to be knocked off.  The cigar stayed lit, no relights required even after sitting for 2 minutes and 4 minutes.

Construction: 26 Points of 30 Possible

Construction was excellent.  The cap’s bottom layer seemed to extend down further than what I have seen on most other cigars and this may have helped both with the cut and the cap holding up.  Pulled one very small stem out of the end prior to lighting.  Wrapper showed no issues.  The cigar seemed very well rolled, not overly packed.

Flavor: 42 Points of 45 Possible

1st 1/3: The cigar started off very woody and earthy, which I guess you could expect from a maduro.  There was a slight creaminess to it, not much pepper or other spices.  The retro-hale really enhances the woody notes.  None of the PLA dark chocolate.  About half way into the first third a slight harshness in the throat and some pepper appears.
2nd 1/3: The pepper picks up some but not over whelming and shortly begin to mellow out, you start to get a little taste of the dark chocolate, but the earthy tones are back and really expressed in the retrohale.  A new spice flavor appears, one I know but cannot exactly identify
3rd 1/3:  AS the yet to be identified spice lingers in the background the woody/earth notes are back but not as full as earlier.  Pick some heat and slight burn on the tongue.   Overall a richness and depth to the cigar


Summary

This is a hearty cigar and not for the tame of heart smokers.  While there were no big swings in complexity there were enough changes to keep it interesting.  The flavors were balanced, nothing seemed shocking or out of place.  Paired very with the dark roast coffee.
This was my first non-Cuban Bolivar and certainly not the last.  If you like bold, full-bodies then this is the one you need to try




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