Cigar Assessor

Cigar Assessor

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Miami Cigar & Company AƱoranza Belicoso


Size: 6 ½ X 54

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro

Binder: Nicaragua (Dual Binder)

Filler: Nicaragua


Today is April Fool’s Day, so after playing some April Fool’s Day jokes on my friends and family, I figured I would smoke a Miami Cigar & Company Belicoso cigar sent  to me from Miami Cigar & Company while listening to some jazz and videoing and writing a review. I will be drinking a Virgil’s Root Beer soda. It’s a tad bit windy today on this sunny 65 degree day by the pool.

I push the milk chocolate colored cigar out of its wrapper and smell hay and nuts at the foot and barnyard on the stick.  I look it over and it has minimal veinage and is well constructed. No cracks or defects. The band is nice and elegant looking.

I clip the pointed cap with my cutter and take a very open smooth dry draw of hay. I toast the foot and taste cedar from my first few draws. The smoke is full and creamy and the burn is even. I later taste notes of citrus and leather from the first third.


The next section of this cigar brings forth nutty notes and a tangy flavor. The smoke is still pumping out full and creamy.  The soft multicolored grey ash with spots of black holds on until almost half of this cigar before it falls and breaks apart. The burn continues to be even.

The last third of this even burning stick and the dominate flavors are leather and a mild spice of pepper. The ash fell again right around this section.

This stick was an enjoyable mild smoke with full creamy smoke and nice flavor notes. This would be a great morning or early afternoon treat. I would also recommend it as a very good entry level cigar for someone looking to try cigar smoking. It won’t scare them away like a strong bold stick would.
                                                 Robert Anthony Meyers