The Atmosphere: For those who follow me on social media, or know me in person, they know I work for the city of NY as a Sanitation Worker. Picked up 8 tons of paper and metal recycling today, in flash flood pouring rain, and I sit in my car listening to Ron and Gail Bennington on Sirius XM’s talk radio show “Bennington”. I am ready to light this monster up. The El Mas Chingon cigar measures 60 ring gauge. This one is about 6.5″, although they come even bigger, for approx $6 a stick.
The Light & Burn: Took a v cutter to this guy, lit it up with a torch, puffed a few times until it was lit, and the smoke created a very nice light earthy green aroma in the car, I enjoyed. It burned even, and stayed consistently grey ashed. The middle burned slower, but still remained even. I let this one burn until about an inch left.
Flavor: To me, this stayed medium the entire time. A hint of mild to medium, maybe the first few draws, but the rest stayed medium. I was expecting a full body because of the size. The taste of the smoke was a smooth greeny taste, with a very dry feel at the end. It has a slight bite to it, but not peppery. Just a medium bite from the habano wrapper.
Overall: You know what? I saw this cigar and expected a bold spicey taste, and got medium. I expected a tight draw, and got loosy goosy. It was a really good experience and suprised me. I’m not too into medium or mild sticks, but the kick of the tobacco, and the smooth green taste had me really enjoying the entire thing. Great price too.
MafiaLife Rating Score:
Overall Rating- 97