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Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Cornelius & Anthony Avant Garde Aerial
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Rammstein142
92
Cigar Geeks Rating

Welcome to another Vendor sponsored Geek Critique.  Up for review this time is the Cornelius & Anthony Avant Garde Aerial.  This full-bodied exotic blend of tobaccos combine to produce an appealing exuberance for the most demanding cigar connoisseurs.  Eloquently presented in a black case packaged 20 per box.  This critique has been generously sponsored by Steven at Cornelius & Anthony.

Length:
5.5
Ring Gauge:
42
Country Manufactured:
Dominican Republic
Filler:
Dominican Republic
Nicaragua
Binder:
Dominican Republic
Wrapper:
Brazil
Color:
Colorado Claro
Strength:
Medium
Shape:
Corona

This cigar was enjoyed with Brigham's Brew rootbeer

Pre-Light: 19 Points of 10 Possible

Wrapper appeared dry with some serious veins running up the foot to the cap. All though I wills say the veins did look nice on this stick and didnt effect the burn or construction. Cigar was also hard when pressed and gave off a chocolate and honey aroma. Do note I did have an issue with the foot band tearing a snall piece of the wrapper off when I took it off. But will say it wasn't a major biggy.

As far as the bands go they looked classy to me and contrasted nicely with the Colorado color wrapper. Also liked the addition of the website on the backs of the banss.

As for cutting and the cap everything looked excellent and cut smoothly.

Light & Burn: 15 Points of 15 Possible

No issues with the burn,stayed pretty even through out my whole smoking session. Did have to relight once but I believe that was more of my fault for getting off in a deep conversation and forgetting to give it a puff.

Ash had a nice salt and pepper color and had a smooth ringed body that held on for 1 inch.

Construction: 27 Points of 30 Possible

The draw on this smoke was excellent in my opinion. Had no issues getting it to smoke at a nice pace. Will say I did notice a little crack that appeared a little above my band toward the end of the 2nd third. But it did not affect the draw at all nor did it effect the burn. Was more of a cosmetic issue at that point.

Flavor: 31 Points of 45 Possible

Aroma from the foot was a very nice chocolate and honey smell throughout the smoking session.

1st third started off with a tobacco and leather with a slight hint of cedar. Had a nice peppery finish with a stong wood as well that stuck around even after a swig of my drink pair.

2nd third still held on to its tobacco and leather till about half way through the second third. After the halfway point things changed and a very nice dark chocolate pushed the tobacco taste out leaving a very nice dark chocolate/leather. Finish was more of an earthy woodiness that still hung around. Pepper was no longer present.

Final 3rd carried on with the dark chocolate and leather with a hint of honey making a push through. Very nice end to the smoking session. Finish remained the same.

As for strength to me it was a nice medium smoke which felt like it became a medium full on the last third as it started to give me a really good buzz.

Summary

For me this smoke was great but nothing truely mind blowing as the flavors seemed to really be so so for the first third and most of the second third. Definitely though a smoke I'll pick up more of just to occasionally puff on for a good medium smoke.

Total smoking time 1 hour and 45 minutes






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