Wednesday 9 July 2008

Review - Devil's Weed Nicot - 85/100

The Corona Gorda sized Devil's Weed Nicot is made by the Molina Cigars in the Dominican Republic. Devil's weed is a small boutique brand with 6 different sizes in cabinet boxes. The cigars are all individually wrapped in paper "reminiscent of old Cuban brands that employed the same tactics".

The Ecuadorian Conneticut wrapper is light and shiny with a golden glow on it. Nicely rolled cigar by any standards. And the band is quite wicked with the Devil sticking out between the two tobacco leaves.

The smell of the unlit cigar is peppery and that of mild tobacco.

The cigar is a mild bodied treat, with an almondy flavour to the start. Woody and grassy flavours remain the basis of the cigar throughout its lenght. Hints of cream and pepper can be found in it too. The finish is woody and extremely short. A flavourful but not that complex cigar.

The Nicot has a perfect burn and a perfect draw, so full points on that...

As per its mild blend and simpler profile, the Devil's Weed Nicot is a great passtime cigar. It is probably best enjoyed over a cup of coffee or a cool lager beer. It probably will not stand up to any hefty meals or strong beverages. An afternoon smoke, if you will...

And as that, it seems to be the profile Molina Cigars was aiming at with this cigar. As they state on their website, the Devil's Weed is "blended as an "anytime-of-the day smoke"".

Origin: Dominican Republic

Construction 18/20
Appearance 18/20
Smoke/Ash 8/10
Burn 18/20
Draw 16/20
Aroma 7/10 (7,8,6)


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