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BLIND Cohiba The Weller Review

BLIND Cohiba The Weller Review

Wrapper: Honduran Ligero

Binder: Connecticut Habano Medio Tiempo

Filler: Nicaraguan

Vitola: Robusto (5 ½ x 50) 

Purchase LinkThe Weller by Cohiba

Cohiba The Weller Review


Summary: Toasting the foot, the smoke coming off it smells like grilled chicken.  Pepper dominates the retro hale while I get a slight saltiness on the palate--ooo baby baby.  For about ten minutes, this cigar completely stalled out on me flavor wise, but cinnamon raisin bread is kicking things back into gear.  Unfortunately, I must be in a school zone because the complexity is cruising at 25mph.  No transitions, check the transmission.

Still just bread and baking spices at the halfway point. To be clear, I like cinnamon raisin bread; I just prefer a winding, mountain road experience.  My palate’s engine is heating up towards the end. Sweet chocolate and nuttiness make the final turn in style. 

If You Like That, You Might Like This: Toyota trucks. 

Pairing Suggestion: Porter.

Purchase Recommendation to a Friend: Single.


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Summary: This cigar suffered from a very tight draw. And it suffered badly - I got some good flavors from it early on, but it went downhill quickly.

Flavor-wise, the cigar brought earth, leather, fig, umami, dark chocolate, cherry, and a light amount of black pepper to the table. But the overwhelming problem was that it just didn't draw appropriately; it was difficult to get smoke to pass through it no matter what I did to try to salvage it.

If You Like That, You Might Like This: Sucking hard.

Pairing Suggestion: Rum.

Purchase Recommendation to a Friend: Single.


Blind Cigar Reviews: Cohiba The Weller



Summary: This week’s cigar has a very dark and moderately oily wrapper.  The cold draw tastes just like a chocolate and cherry sheet cake.  

The start is a slightly chalky mix of coffee, charred oak, bakers’ chocolate, leather and earth.  Even though this stick is tightly rolled, the draw seems to be just fine for now.  The retro hale has a moderate amount of black pepper heat and carries a finish of oak, dark fruit and leather. 

One relight later and the middle section is rolling.  Strong black tea, dark fruit, earth, grilled meat and some mild wood notes are blending perfectly.  There’s just a suggestion of black pepper on the palate as well.  The retro hale is spicy…maybe chili powder?  This cigar just belches smoke, and the room smoke is really rich.

Starting the final portion of this great cigar. The chocolate and dark fruit flavor is very forward in the profile.  Blending with it is more of the grilled meat flavors along with charred wood some black pepper and very dark earth notes. Some of these tasting notes as I read them appear to be somewhat linear, but this cigar is just 100% enjoyable. The retro hale is smooth and has the least amount of pepper heat I have experienced through the entire cigar. 

If You Like That, You Might Like This: Long lasting, bold cigars with plenty of rich flavors.

Pairing Suggestion: Guinness Stout.

Purchase Recommendation to a Friend: Box.


Participants in this blind review were completely unaware of the cigar they were evaluating until all submissions were received and processed. Each participant was asked to answer a summary paragraph, an if/than statement, a pairing suggestion, and a purchase suggestion. Cigars were provided by Small Batch with only the expectations of candid responses. All pictures, information, and formatting were completed by a Coordinator outside of the reviewing process. 


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