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Don Fernando
10-01-2017, 05:01 AM
There are cigars out there that you save for special occasions, maybe because the cigar is discontinued, maybe because itís a unicorn, maybe a limited edition from a year that has special meaning to you, maybe because itís very hard to find or maybe because the price tag is insane. Iíve been lucky enough to smoke a few unicorns and very expensive cigars like the Daniel Marshall 24k torpedo, but today Iím reviewing this Arturo Fuente Opus X BBMF because I got great news, my wife whoís from Singapore just got her MVV, thatís a permit to move to The Netherlands to stay with me and build a new life here. Now if thatís not a special occasion worthy of smoking the most expensive cigar from my stock then I donít know what is.


Fuente shocked the cigar industry with the Opus X, the first Dominican puro, while everybody said that no wrapper could be grown on the Dominican Republic and the Opus X became a legendary cigar, the flagship of the Dominican cigars. Fuente branched off the Opus X with the Anejo and with limited edition with extreme names as chili pepper or ***** juice, weird shapes like footballs and they combined it in this perfecto with a shaggy head and the name Big Bad Mother ****er aka BBMF. Its a Dominican puro, completely out of Sun Grown Rosado grown on the Chateau de la Fuente and if you can find these cigars the price tag is insane, I havenít seen them cheaper than $275 online.

In my ratings the cigar scores points for the ring and the construction and with the high quality, very detailed, distinguished ring and the awesome shape of the cigar, with the beautiful maduro tip and the crazy head that looks like a masai haircut this cigar scored incredibly high on that department. The wrapper, chocolate milk brown, is flawless with one vein at the back. It feels a little oily and has a deep reddish glow. And the aroma, which is medium strong, has a complexity to it which is unique. I smell some ammonia but also spiced and herbs.

Due to the head I have no option than to cut. The cold draw is good and I taste pepper. After lighting I taste coffee and pepper and the initial draw is tight but thatís probably because of the shape. And indeed, once I am passed the Maduro foot the draw opens up. The flavor changes to toast then too with pepper and herbs. The pepper grows strong, with toast as a supporting flavor. Halfway the toast gets a little stronger and now with a little acidity but pepper is still the main flavor. The final third starts with a mellowed out pepper. The pepper gains strength again though.

The draw starts difficult but opens up soon but itís hard to keep the cigar lit in the beginning and the burn is uneven and keeps giving me issues. The silver gray ash is dense and firm. The smoke is medium at max and the burn and smoke rating completely destroy the high rating the cigar got for looks. This is a full flavored full bodied cigar. The smoke time is an hour and forty minutes.

Would I buy this cigar again? No. Insane price, too many burn issues.

Score: 90

Want to see pictures? https://cigarguideorg.wordpress.com/2017/09/01/arturo-fuente-opus-x-bbmf/

stearns
10-01-2017, 08:11 AM
Congratulations Ferd! Definitely a worthy occasion, glad it didn't fall flat. Never had a BBMF myself but some of those older opus/fuente's have such a unique taste, thanks for sharing!

dijit
10-01-2017, 08:57 AM
What a shame the cigar didnt live up to the occasion. However in my book I think anything would have a tough time measuring up to that. Congrats to you and the missus

The Poet
10-01-2017, 08:58 AM
Great news deserves a great cigar, which itself deserves a great review. Congrats, Ferdi, and thanks. You are the BBMF here.

icehog3
10-01-2017, 12:15 PM
Great news, Ferdie! :tu

Sounds like a lot of scratch for a pepper bomb, but that doesn't diminish the good news of the day!

Don Fernando
10-02-2017, 03:20 AM
Now all that's left is the custody for the kids, and then I'm officially what I always claimed I would never be, a family man ;)