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Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

EH Cigars (Edgar Hoill) OSOK Leroy
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brian (bmac7754)
86
Cigar Geeks Rating

Welcome to another Vendor sponsored Geek Critique.  Up for review this time is the EH Cigars (Edgar Hoill) OSOK Leroy.  This cigar is the product of a project from the team of Edgar Hoill and Christian Eiroa for Tobacco Haven in Brookline, N.H.  This critique has been generously sponsored by Tobacco Haven and Edgar Hoill.  Thanks goes out to Brian (bmac7754) for coordinating this critique!

Length:
5.5
Ring Gauge:
50
Country Manufactured:
Nicaragua
Filler:
Nicaragua
Binder:
Nicaragua
Wrapper:
Nicaragua
Color:
Maduro
Strength:
Medium-Full
Shape:
Robusto

This cigar was enjoyed with Water with Mio Strawberry flavoring

Pre-Light: 19 Points of 10 Possible

This cigar has a dark wrapper with an oily sheen to it.  It is very firm to the touch, no soft spots, and has a lot of small veins running throughout the cigar.  
The aroma is that of earthy tobacco with a slight musty smell.  The cap was applied very clean, and cut with ease using my Xikar guillotine cutter.  
This cigar also sports a large black and silver band that is pretty cool and appealing to the eye.


Light & Burn: 12 Points of 15 Possible

This cigar took a few attempts to get lit and start smoking.  The burn rate was right on target as it smoked at a great pace for me.  I did have an early tunneler that went back and forth until about the second third where it finally evened itself out.  I did not attempt to relight or correct it, trying to see what it would do by itself.
The ash was thick, white in color with dark gray spots within it.  Held on for about an inch at a time, I knocked it off before it hit the floor.  The smoke volume was great, nice and thick as I like it.
This did require one relight near the end when it almost went out.

Construction: 27 Points of 30 Possible

The construction of this cigar was very good.  It has a nice feel to it, neatly wrapped outer shell, the cap was neatly applied (double capped I believe).  The draw was not bad but becomes a little tight from time to time.  The band really is eye popping as well.

Flavor: 28 Points of 45 Possible

First third – Starts off with a strong nutty flavor mixed with cedar, followed by a spicy pepper aftertaste on the tongue. The spice was actually burning the nasal on exhale. Definitely a full strength at this point.

Second Third – During the second third, the flavors lean more towards a cedar and leather combination and a citrus finish. The strength seems to be more medium at this point.

Last third – Earthy tobacco flavors become more dominant, with citrus flavors.  This actually becomes very mellow and smooth near the end.

Summary

Overall this is a good cigar.  It is well constructed, has a cool band, and the flavor changes keep you guessing as you smoke it.  The only issues that came up were in the first third, where it was tunneling and the burning in the nasal cavity was a bit much.  
This is an exclusive to one B&M, comes in a coffin with The Dark Master, but with a price tag of $12 a cigar the expectations were set higher than it was.




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