Ring: 5 1/2 X 52
Wrapper: Nicaragua Sun Grown
Late afternoon and it is time for a pre-dinner treat so I pull a My Fathers, Flor de las Antillas Belicoso out of my humidor. I gaze at my single malt scotch selection and pour a glass of the smooth caramel flavor of Glenmorangie Artein Private Edition. It is now time to go and sit in the carport while the kids ride their bikes and scooters.
The Flor de las Antillas Belicoso is a nice looking cigar with a red ribbon wrapped around the foot. It is milk chocolate in color and had a beautiful band reminiscent of an Italian Renaissance painting. The construction is very nice and has minor veins.
The first sniffs and I get scents of hay and barnyard, a very nice cigar fragrance. I take out my cutter and clip the tip of the pointed end. Hay is the flavor I get when I take a pre-light draw.
I light the foot with the flickering flame dancing at the end of a piece of cedar. My mouth instantly fills full of creamy smoke and spicy peppery notes right off the bat. A few draws later and the spicy pepper fades and roasted nuts take over on my palate.
The grey ash with streaks of black falls early, a quarter of the way in and I taste roasted coffee.
The second third has hints of leather and coffee. The ash falls again at the halfway point. The burn remains even and the smoke is still pumping out full and thick.
The last third arrives with notes of nuts and wood. The black burn line is still even and the smoke remains the same.
I am able to smoke this cigar until the bitter end and have to put it down when I can no longer hold it with my fingers. Everything about this cigar was great. It was never a dull moment with this stick.
This cigars feel, presentation, burn, smoke and flavor all rated high with me. This wasn’t my first time with Flor de las Antillas Belicoso and won’t be my last. – March 4, 2013
Robert Anthony Meyers