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Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Smoke n' Guns Corojo Corona
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Adam (BewareDaPenguin)
91
Cigar Geeks Rating

The Hype: The Smoke N’ Guns Corojo is a collaboration between Oscar Valladares (who also rolls the Leaf & Bean line) and the founder of Smoke N’ Guns, Inc of Pittsburgh, PA, a unique shop that sells cigars, coffee and has a fully licensed gun sales counter in the back of the shop.

With a wrapper from Honduras, its filler has leaves from both Honduras and Nicaragua and binder from Nicaragua, with a peppery start and a wonderfully smooth finish. Its easy draw makes it a great smoke with no labor at all. This medium bodied cigar is the perfect afternoon smoke break. One of the hidden gems.


Length:
4.5
Ring Gauge:
44
Country Manufactured:
Honduras
Filler:
Honduras
Nicaragua
Binder:
Nicaragua
Wrapper:
Honduras
Color:
Colorado
Strength:
Medium
Shape:
Corona

This cigar was enjoyed with Water

Pre-Light: 9 Points of 10 Possible

Cigar looked nice right off the bat. Good color, nice smooth wrapper, no big veins. A little smaller then I usually smoke, but still very well constructed. The band was pretty large for the stick, but it had a nice design on printed paper, it popped right off (which I know your not supposed to do, but it's an old habit) and didn't damage the cigar, a pet peeve of mine. Cap cut easy and it felt like it was going to have a good draw.

Light & Burn: 14 Points of 15 Possible

Stick burned very well in my opinion. I only had to touch it up once to keep it straight, minor touch up, nothing to get concerned about. Cigar put out a TON of smoke, can tell it's a Smoke N’ Guns cigar, I'm guessing this is part of the catch, but whatever it works cigar had a ton of smoke per pull with little effort. Burn time was pretty quick for me somewhere between 35-45 minutes, but I tend to chew  on my cigars pretty hard if you ask anyone that knows me, this stick is probably around a comfortable 1hr & 15 minute smoke for moderate smoking time.

Construction: 28 Points of 30 Possible

Again cigar was well made. Rolled up nice, no big seems or visible blemishes, it was well constructed. The wrapper had a nice dark brown earthy tone to it, again no blemishes or water spots. Cap was applied nicely and cut clean, didn't have any issues with unraveling. The draw was it's strong point, cigar puts out a ton of smoke, and I enjoyed this in such a smaller ringed stick, probably why I smoked it down so fast.

Flavor: 40 Points of 45 Possible

Cigar was well blended, I usually don't smoke Corojo's very often, it's not particular one of my favorites but this little guy has changed my mind a bit for sure. It was a nice complex little stick that puts out a ton of smoke and burned great. The first 3rd was fairly mild with an earthy almost "barn-yard" hay type smell. Had an almond type taste that was again in the mild range, this quickly transitioned into an almost cinnamon sweetness in the second 3rd that stayed pretty much in the mild-medium range, it had a pretty strong flavor profile, and stayed smooth thought out. The final 3rd brought back a lot of the original nutty flavor along with some more earthy fullness. I enjoyed the blend combination it worked very well, and the cigar was very enjoyable. For sure up my alley, I think I would enjoy a larger ringed gage of this cigar a little more, but maybe not, it's a nice little stick that performed well.

Summary

Thanks again Chuck and Cigar Geeks for the chance to smoke this cigar and participate in the review.  I very much enjoyed this Smoke n' Guns stick, to my surprise (not usually a corojo guy) I smoked this little dude down to the nub and actually burned my left finger a little bit in the process! Great little cigar that I would for sure recommend trying. Would for sure be interested in trying the Toro size as this is usually my "go-to" to see if I get the same experience and enjoyment. Would really like to pick up a box and see how they smoke over the course of 5 or so years, they were really smooth now I can imagine they would maybe hit a nice sweet spot after 2-3 years in your humidor.



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