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Old 02-07-2009, 11:07 AM   #1
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Default Pinar Del Río Habano Oscuro

This cigar was gifted to me by my good friend Kriss (NickyTeen)!!!

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Pinar Del Río Oscuro is rolled for the dark wrapper enthusiast. Utilizing a maduro wrapper leaf, Oscuro is a strong cigar that is supremely clean, a rare feat that is seldom accomplished by cigar factories today. with a silky texture.

Wrapper: Habano Oscuro / Dom. Rep
Binder: Habano / Dom. Rep
Filler: Nicaraguan / Dom. Rep
Vitola: Toro

I had never tried these and I was thankful for the opportunity. Prelight draw was smooth. Upon toasting I received a nice floral smell.


Sometimes the term Oscuro frightens me because I think of a cigar that is strong. The flavor of this cigar was buttered toast and roasted nuts!!! Very enjoyable. At the 1/4 mark it stared having some burn issues and as you can see it started to curl. It eventually straightened out.


The smoke coming from the cigar was blue and very fragrant! A lot of smoke was pouring from both ends of this cigar. At the half way mark the flavors became more intense and I started to believe this cigar could easily be equal to the 601 Oscuro.


I went into this with no expectations and received one of the best surprises... This is a fine cigar!!! Past the half way point and I skirted the band up a little. I really enjoy this cigar! Sunny day and a great cup of coffee to help bring out those nice coffee notes!!! Yum!!!


At this point I was expecting the flavor to become bitter or for the flavor to become unbalanced but to my pleasant surprise the flavor stayed consistent and enjoyable with no bitterness.

This cigar is now on my list of what to buy!!! I enjoyed every minute of this experience!!! The flavor is just what I look for in a cigar - Buttery, nutty, and coffee!!!


Total smoke time took 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Construction/Appearance: 9 out of 10
Flavor Balance: 9 out of 10
Strength: Medium (I had a little tingle afterwards but in a good way)
Over all experience: 9 out of 10
Value: This was gifted but I expect to pay $6.00 to $8.00 per stick

Would I smoke it again? Oh yeah!!!

Thank you Kriss!!!
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:15 AM   #2
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review. Looks like you had a nice burn on that one the whole way through.
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:36 AM   #3
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Great review! I had one of these a few months ago and loved it. Now I need another....
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:49 AM   #4
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Nice review Darrell
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Old 02-07-2009, 12:21 PM   #5
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Great review, Darrell! Keep 'em coming.
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:46 PM   #6
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Great review Darrell! Excellent description of this fine cigar. Very happy that you liked it. Picked these up at Atlantic for $27.50/ 5 pk
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Old 02-07-2009, 05:47 PM   #7
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nice review thanks for sharing
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thanks for the review Darrell looks tasty
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:02 PM   #9
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Nice review Darrell, loved the pictures!
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:23 PM   #10
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Great Review. Nice Pics!! Thanks for posting.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:31 PM   #11
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Nice review Darrell, im glad you enjoyed my PDR Oscuro... another PDR Man is born..
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:37 PM   #12
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Thanks for the review Darrell. Looks like a good cigar.
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:28 PM   #13
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Great, thanks for the review. I have been meaning to try one of these just because their construction looks great and they also look pretty tasty.
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:34 PM   #14
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that thing just looks so tastey. glad you enjoyed it, awesome review.
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Great review Darrell. I enjoy these as well.
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Nice review Darrell, im glad you enjoyed my PDR Oscuro... another PDR Man is born..
Thank you for a fine cigar!!!!
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:43 PM   #17
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It all good my friend..
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This cigar was gifted to me by my good friend Kriss (NickyTeen)!!!
Thanks for a great review and photographs Darrell. Thats a very nice looking dark brown wrapper on the PDRH. Looks to be nice and oily, and I can feel it on my finger tips already

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Question: The wrapper used on the Oscuro, thin, medium, or thick wrapper?
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Nice review Darrell, I am going to have to try one of these.
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Nice review Darrell, I am going to have to try one of these.
Now I want to try the Habano!!!
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