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BLIND JRE Aladino Cameroon Review

BLIND JRE Aladino Cameroon Review

Wrapper: Honduran-grown Cameroon

Binder: Honduran

Filler: Honduran

Vitola: Robusto (5 x 50)

Purchase LinkJRE Aladino Cameroon

JRE Aladino Cameroon Review


Summary:  Gingerbread and raisin on the cold draw.  Festive.  Starting out, I'm picking up cedar, white and green pepper, and cream.  An anise sweetness has me intrigued.  There is absolutely zero flake to this ash making it a very photogenic stick.  Send a pic to a stranger.

The second third offers the same solid flavors with the addition of baking spices.

A light brown sugar sweetness kicks off the final third.  Graham cracker.  My only complaint is that it smoked too quickly.

If You Like That, You Might Like This:  Cool showers on hot days.

Pairing Suggestion:  Coffee.

Purchase Recommendation to a Friend:  Fiver.


Aladino Cameroon Review



Summary:  This cigar brought a number of great flavors to the table, some of them a bit off the usually beaten path. Notes of cereal grain, hay, light pepper, cream, cashew, brown sugar, lemon, pretzel, and butterscotch were all present at different times in the smoke.

The draw was right on the money, and the burn needed no real attention.

I found the flavors to be on the delicate side, but they worked quite nicely together and provided an enjoyable experience.

If You Like That, You Might Like This:  Afternoon tea.

Pairing Suggestion:  Caramel Macchiato.

Purchase Recommendation to a Friend:  Box.


Blind JRE Aladino Review



Summary:  I’m holding a milk chocolate colored Robusto with strong bread notes on the cold draw.  Feels firmly packed, but not too much so.  The weight of the cigar is surprisingly light.  Beginning with some nice fresh cut hay, leather, a chalky wood flavor and a bit of vegetal note as well.  The retro hale experience is nice... rich tobacco, A1 steak sauce (sort of a biting, yet delicious spiciness), some pepper spice and wood notes that lack clarity but taste really good.

Ending the first section... solid ash, great draw, great smoke.  A+ for the Bunchero of this cigar!  Middle section has a creamier mouthfeel to the profile.  Flavors include a nice oak wood note, lots of creamy coffee, a hint of mandarin, some leather and very mild tobacco as well.  This is proving to be a cigar any aficionado would enjoy but also one you could hand to a novice for a great experience.

Alright, headed to the finish.  Still a heavily wood dominated profile for me.  It’s mostly oak, but I taste flashes of cedar as well.  Strong coffee, fresh bread with a citrus finish.  Lots of smoke and I’m loving it.  Not the most complex stick, but very enjoyable.  Absolutely maintenance free so highly praise there.

If You Like That, You Might Like This:  Finding a $20 between two $5-dollar bills!

Pairing Suggestion:  Coffee and cream in the morning... BFK in the evening.

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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