|My Father "S" Special|
If you did not get one of my latest posts, or you do not follow Kiss My Ash Radio, I was on the show on December 31st, and while I was smoking/reviewing this cigar on the show, I was also talking with Honest Abe and the other hosts at Kiss My Ash Radio about my site and cigars, and I had a great time. I am finally getting around to reviewing the cigar on the site, but if you want to listen to the show, click here. (You need to play the archive for December 31st, 2011) The cigar as I said earlier is based off the 2007 El Centurion brand which I loved, and is a Nicaraguan puro made at the My Father Cigar Factory.
It comes in only one size, a 5" by 50 ring gauge robusto, and has a similar band to the original El Centurtion. The cigar is gorgeous in hand with a smooth and oily wrapper, and there are few veins present in the cigar. It has a light Colorado coloring, almost Natural, and the term simple but elegant comes to mind. To use non cigar terms, it is very light brown with some dark khaki colors present as well. Holding the wrapper and the foot of the cigar to my nose I get aromas of pepper, leather, barnyard and some nutty notes.
|Nicaraguan Habano Wrapper|
The second third is fairly similar to the first third in the sense that there are some flavors that are very dominant. The nutty notes are still at the forefront, and it is paired with those great earthy notes as well. I have seen an emergence of leather notes in this third, and there is also some woody notes as well. The pepper flavors have faded some in this third, but they are still there in the background occasionally surprising me. The cigar is still smoking between medium and full in terms of strength, and very enjoyable. Burning perfectly, I still have the ash from when I lit up the cigar, and it does not appear to be going anywhere. I can't think of the last time that I had a cigar made by the Garcia Family that didn't smoke wonderfully, they really are a knowledgeable family, and very passionate about what they do.
When I get into the final third, the cigar is very similar to that of the first third. The flavors are just great, and balanced. The nutty, wood and leather notes are balanced by some wonderful earthy notes, and there is some spice there as well. Overall it takes on that barnyard flavor profile, and is very enjoyable. The cigar is still smoking around medium-full in terms of strength, and producing a great amount of smoke. I smoke the cigar down to my fingertips, and even to the end the burn line is immaculate, and producing a sturdy ash. The cigar burned cool the whole way through, and it was a great exampled of perfect construction. This cigar definitely reminds me of the El Centurion line in the sense of a great cigar, even if the flavor profile is slightly different.
This was a fabulous robusto, and really a treat with my original order. The cigar really showed those wonderful Cubanesque flavors and provided a great strength as well. In terms of construction the cigar was perfect, and presented no problems whatsoever from beginning to end. I would have to smoke it along the original El Centurion line to see how they compare, but I can say that this cigar is just great. If you ever have the fortune of attending a My Father event, I highly suggest you get these cigars, because they are just great. I know the tobacco is limited for these cigars, and that is why they are not a constant production cigar, but if they ever released these again in boxes of 10, 20 or 25, I would buy a bunch of them and hold on to them. A wonderful cigar that all can appreciate, and worthy of 92 points.
|"S" Special Robusto|