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CIGAR SPECS

  • HVC
  • Hot Cake
  • Laguito No. 4
  • Robusto
  • Robusto
  • 4.50" X 52rg
  • Maduro
  • Nicaragua
  • Review Date: 04/28/2022
  • Age: /
  • Reviewer: Kyle Lee
  • Robusto

  • 4.50" X

    52rg

  • Maduro

  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Factory: Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A.
  • Review Date: 04/28/2022
  • Age: /
  • MSRP: $8.10-$16.20
  • Box Count: 25
  • #Smoked: 1
  • Head: Traditional Round/Convex
  • Foot: Traditional Flat
  • Cut: Guillotine
  • Smoking Condition: Neutral / Normal
  • Smoking Issue: Touch Ups
  • Smoking Time: 01:15

8.5

Overall Rating

COMPONENT DATA

  • WRAPPER1: Mexico | San Andres |
  • BINDER1: Nicaragua |
  • FILLER1: Nicaragua |

Pre-Smoke

APPEARANCE
BAND & DRESS ATTRACTIVENESS

Smoke

Flavor & Sensation Descriptors

  • SPICE : Allspice , Black Pepper
  • SWEET : Carmelized Sugar , Chocolate , Dark Chocolate
  • ANIMAL : Gamey , Leather
  • NUT : Nuttiness (General)
  • SENSATION : Creamy , Savory
COMPLEXITY
STRENGTH

Post-Smoke

OVERALL RATING

  • Beverage Pairing - Whiskey - Bourbon
  • Food Pairing -
8.5

Overall Rating

Pairing Comments
Bourbon helped tame the spicy notes in the cigar and brought out a nice creamy caramelized tasting note on the palate. However, the pairing wasn't completely balanced and overall the bourbon and cigar contrasted one another more than compliment.
Final Thoughts
This is a very well made, quality cigar. There were some burn issues that required a few touch ups, however, nothing that would cause the smoker any real trouble. Tastes were an interesting mix of spice/pepper, creamy chocolate mousse, nuttiness, and a chewy meaty opening. Medium/Full in strength and medium in body. Ash was a wonder white with grey mixed throughout and aroma rich and pleasant. Draw was spot on. I enjoyed this cigar and certainly want to try some of the other sizes in HVC Hot Cake line, but it is not box-worthy at this time.