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Old 05-25-2013, 10:59 AM   #1
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Default Recluse review

So I'm new to forums been smoking for two years. I want to right reviews because I enjoy them so much and want to discribe them in words. I'm a consumer who enjoys smoking and do it as a hobby and passion. I know I'm not a pro but please take a look. This will be 1st of many posts to come if I get positive feedback. Picked this cigar because I had a friend tell me about it and it was hard to find. Took 1 week to find and 1 week to get it in the mail from Kentucky. Enjoy!


Iconic Leaf Recluse

Vital Stats:

Vitola: Robusto
Length: 5.0"
Ring Gauge: 52
Country of Origin: The Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Brazilian Maduro
Binder: proprietary binder
Filler: Dominican Cuban seed criollo 98
Factory: Tabacalera Leyendas Cubanas T.L.C in Santiago Dominican Republica
Blender: J.R Dominguez
Number of reviewers: 1 ----- raiburn513
Price: $6.75
Age: 2 years done in Entubao the old school Cuban way of rolling cigars


Initial Impressions

Appearance: 94

"Firmly box pressed, and pretty average looking. No major veins, no major cosmetic flaws. Not bad."

Aroma: 92

I detected mostly floral notes and hay with subtle hints of cocoa. It was almost "sweet". The pre-light draw was very easy, almost too easy.

Construction: 96

"Nice and tight construction with no soft spots. The cigar appears well rolled.



First Third

Flavor: 93
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

"Cocoa, tea, tobacco with a light pepper on the retrohale. Not overly complex, but pleasant."

As the third progresses, I'm getting a lot of nuttiness, sweet cream, and sort of a barnyard-y character. It isn't very complex, but it is very pleasant. At the back end of this third, i'm starting to pick up some savory notes...almost a roasted meat flavor, with a bit of toasted nuts."


Second Third

Flavor: 94
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

"The ash fell at the beginning of the second third and the smoke is very prominent and creamy. The spices stand out much more. So far so good."

"Oh, hey, there's some spice here....cinnamon, clove, cracked black pepper...not overwhelming at all. It's more in the back of the throat, while the front of the draw, and the exhale/retrohale are still on the creamy side, although with a marked decline in sweetness, which isn't a bad thing. As it goes on, the retrohale is starting to really pick up on the peppery notes, while its still creamy and nutty/meaty on the palate.


Final Third

Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium

"The sweet chocolate flavor transitions in a dark bitter chocolate."

"While they aren't as prominent as during the second third, the spices are very much still present but begin to taper off and subtle hints of cocoa show great flavor.


Overall Impressions

Draw: 94

"Draw was slightly snug which is the way I prefer it."

Burn: 94

"Nice even burn all the way through, ash not very tight and couldn't hold for longer than a half inch or so."

"Excellent burn, no relights or corrections needed. Excellent ash retention."

Overall Experience: 93
Overall Strength: Medium-Strong
Overall Body: Medium

"Reliable and enjoyable, well made, and tasty. Certainly awesome! The complexity was above-average and left me wanting more. It is definitely one that any cigar connoisseur would love to have a few of in the humidor for their regular rotation. This cigar was fantastic."

Smoking Time (in minutes): 83

Total Score: 94 (Very Good)
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:50 AM   #2
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Congratulations on your first review and thanks! Writing reviews is much tougher than folks sometimes give it credit for.
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:48 PM   #3
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Welcome. Odd this exact same review is posted on many cigar forums, especially as a first post.

Did you introduce yourself in the New Inmate section?

But agree, tough to do quality reviews and be objective.
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:34 PM   #4
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Floral notes, cocoa, tea, nuttiness, sweet cream, roasted meat, toasted nuts, cinnamon, clove, cracked black pepper, sweet chocolate, dark bitter chocolate... wow, that's one heck of a cigar.
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:31 PM   #5
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Hmmm, and now I find the same exact review on additional cigar forums under different names. You sure you ain't trying to promote your own product? I am calling
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:01 AM   #6
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Hmmm, and now I find the same exact review on additional cigar forums under different names. You sure you ain't trying to promote your own product? I am calling
There can be no when we speak of a cigar that tastes of Floral notes, cocoa, tea, nuttiness, sweet cream, roasted meat, toasted nuts, cinnamon, clove, cracked black pepper, sweet chocolate and dark bitter chocolate.
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If only it additionally had a hint of wild Argentinian primrose, I would buy a master case.
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If only it additionally had a hint of wild Argentinian primrose, I would buy a master case.
I think I'm allergic to wild Argentinian primrose. Now the domesticated Argentinian primrose, well that's a whole different ballgame.
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If only it additionally had a hint of wild Argentinian primrose, I would buy a master case.
See this is where you just can tell your palette isn't all that refined yet, I would have sworn that I got a light flavor note of the wild Argentinian primrose, but I'm guessing not.
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Camo, I'm with you on this one. With the grammar from the first paragraph differing so greatly from the rest of the post. Hmm......
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Camo, I'm with you on this one. With the grammar from the first paragraph differing so greatly from the rest of the post. Hmm......
Well he did say he wanted to "discribe" the cigars in words. And here I've been discribing my cigars through interpretive dance and ryhthmic belching all these years.
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MMMMM roasted meat...love me some roasted meat
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Well he did say he wanted to "discribe" the cigars in words. And here I've been discribing my cigars through interpretive dance and ryhthmic belching all these years.
This made me laugh out loud.
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Well he did say he wanted to "discribe" the cigars in words. And here I've been discribing my cigars through interpretive dance and ryhthmic belching all these years.
That there is funny! Don't care who you are.
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looks like alot of this was copied and pasted from an ortega serie d review

http://www.blindmanspuff.com/2013/04...-score-90.html
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Imagine that...never came back.
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lol yeap... surprise surprise
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