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Wrapper : Brazilian Maduro
Binder : I will let you guess
Filler : Nicaraguan
Source : with my own money

I am starting off another series review for your enjoyment. This time it is going to be the house blends. All of these will be in the robusto size (5 x 50).

Sixth one is the Brazilian Label.


Giving this Brazilian Label the once over and the wrapper has a nice sugary scent along with a chocolate and coffee aroma while the foot is giving off a bit of bitterness along with the rest.

Cold draw is very bitter and lingers on the tongue a while after.

Burn baby burn.

First Half

Getting right down to business with this Brazilian Label and it comes right out of the gate with a sugary taste on my tongue along with a coffee, chocolate and a bit of woody flavors. I can taste some of the bitterness that I got on the cold draw but it is not overwhelming.

At about 1.5 inches in and I will note that the bitterness is picking up

Ending the first half and the bitterness has just taken over. I am still getting hints of chocolate, coffee and a tiny bit of a woody taste but everything is overshadowed by the bitter.

I really hope the bitter tones down some as it is not enjoyable to me.

Second Half

Rip roaring into the second half of the Brazilian Label and hoping and praying to the cigar gods that the bitter taste subsides a little.

Right at the beginning of the second half I would put the body at medium but the flavor at full. Now most of the flavor is that bitterness but it is still full flavored.

Coming to the close and that bitter taste keeps overpowering almost everything.

Flavors are slight but the chocolate, coffee and earthy notes are there ever since the earthy taste took over for the woody notes.

Body may have crept to a high medium or low full but nothing someone who has my flavor profile would mind.


At the close of this Brazilian Label and I am most disappointed by how bitter these cigars were. I was hoping for a nicer bittersweet chocolate but kept running face first into a wall of bitter that coated the tongue and continued on the aftertaste,

Would I buy it again? Maybe. I would have to try some aging to see if I could tone down the bitter taste.

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