Cigar Review: Macanudo Cafe Crystal

Few things are as enjoyable in life as a quiet evening on the back porch, with a delicious adult beverage in one hand and a fine cigar in the other. This evening, I reveled in a quiet sunset through the pine trees, with a gentle breeze cooling the low-90s air and the German Shepherd stretched out at my feet.

Today’s voyage into tobacco bliss came in the form of a Macanudo Cafe Crystal cigar. This robusto — measuring at 5.5 x 50 — comes with a Connecticut Shade wrapper and a binder from the Dominican Republic, with a filler blend of solid Dominican leaf.

With 22 reviews, the average opinion from is 7.1 of 10. This mild cigar is easy on the palate, with a short ash. The cigar burned solidly and evenly, however, and remained consistent through the first 2/3s, after which the acridity started to increase. The smoke was as flavorful as one would expect from a mild blend, and cigar left no harsh aftertaste.

Overall impression: Highly favorable, 8 of 10.

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