This morning I started to watch the documentary about the Grateful Dead. It’s a 3 plus hours epic about my favorite rock band. The film comes in several parts so I only viewed the first 50 minutes of so. I wanted to sit through the whole film but decided to take it in doses and needed to write this review. Might also review the film but let’s get the dope on the cigar leaf.
Brand/Name of Cigar: La Palina/ Bronze
Country of Origin: Honduras
Size: 6.5 x 52
Filler: Honduras and Nicaragua
Where and when smoked: Lone Wolf Cigar Lounge, Los Angeles, 7/15/17
A handsome chocolate wrapper with a striking combo band. Nice soft feel and oily. Solid construction with no obvious issues or faults. Small veins are visible.
Flavor/Taste and Aroma:
Strong start with intense spice popping, flavor of heavy pepper. A nutty undertone of hazelnut and burnt orange. Pretty interesting to the palate.
Smooth cool burn with a dark ash. The strong flavor of pepper is still the majority taste. Slight uneven burn at the 1/2 way point. Sometimes I wonder if burn issues are overrated. If you enjoy the smoke, should you be concerned about this?
This is a strong smoke with a heavy dose of spice. Its power is evident throughout. Take your time smoking this cigar with easy puffs. I could imagine getting a head rush if you power through the cigar.
Final Thoughts and the numbers:
A very good choice for most smokers who desire a full-bodied cigar. La Palina has produced a nice addition to its lineup. Make it a part of your humidor but it’s a “bad boy.”
Appearance/ Construction: 3.8 out 5
Flavor/Taste and Aroma: 3.8 out of 5
Smoking Characteristics: 3.5 out of 5
Conclusion: 3.8 out of 5