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Old 01-03-2014, 11:55 AM   #1
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Default Macanudo Robust - Prince Philip

This was also a gift from a BOTL who probably meant to torture me with the size of this beast at 7.5x49.




I love the band at the foot telling it's a "New Flavor Blend" I mean isn't every new line a new flavor blend?

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Appearance: Milk chocolate in color, Box pressed

Construction: Very solid, The wrapper has a nice texture to it. Some small veins.

Pre-light draw: Draw is perfect but got no flavor at all (not a huge deal for me)

Light:Coffee, nuts, leather, Sweet, vanilla, overall very mild





First Third:Nutmeg, sweetness, vanilla, creamy, hazelnut, mild spice, leather, coffee, honey. Flavors are very mild so far and with the size it gave my lungs quite a workout.
Ash:quite flaky and had to ash it after an inch

Burn:uneven at times

Smoke:Faint and wispy






Second Third:Sweetness, leather, creamy, vanilla, honey, coffee, tea, spice, Very slight pepper, Now the cigar is really coming to life with some power.

Ash:still flaky and barely holding more than an inch

Burn: very uneven

Smoke: started faint and wispy but became full with good textures






Last Third:Slight sweetness, leather, dark chocolate, some pepper on the tongue, spice, tea, earthy, Never harsh but strong, sweet spiciness, Strong sweet tea.

Ash: never stable at all

Burn: remained uneven

Smoke:Glorious amounts of smoke towards the end.






Finish:Strong, Full bodied, never got harsh and I think the sweetness really undercut any harshness.


Conclusion: Started out very mild and turned into a strong full bodied smoke about halfway through. It was a lot of work to get to that point which is why I don't generally care for smokes of this size. In the end I did enjoy what it became though. Would I buy a box? No but if going to my B&M and saw one I might pick up a single from time to time.



on my completely made up and random scales using our solar system smallest planet to largest (Pluto - the sun) and yes I count pluto as a planet! I'd rate this a Neptune.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:08 PM   #2
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I didn't think macanudo and robust belonged in the same sentence together.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:22 PM   #3
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Neither do i. Most everything they put out tastes like rolled paper but this one actually had some power about halfway through. Unfortunately that's halfway through 7.5 inches.
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:35 AM   #4
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You're a champion for trying one. I'll be honest, I don't have much of a desire to try a macanudo again any time soon...
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Happy 1000th post! Smoke a good one!
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You smoke Macanudos?
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You smoke Macanudos?
No I do not. This was a gift from a BOTL who I'm sure knew he'd be torturing me so instead of just smoking it and forgetting about it I wanted to show that I made it all the way through and why not review it at the same time? I have no intention of ever buying another macanudo as I've never been very impressed with them. Very mild and weak. This one didn't come alive until halfway through and even then it wasn't mind blowing. It's the strongest Mac I've ever smoked but that's not saying a lot.
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Not really. Although, some years ago I had a few of the vintage version and they were a decent medium smoke.
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