Friday, November 20, 2009

Cigar Review: Playboy by Altadis

I can honestly say the only reason I got this one was for its "prestigious" company logo. I completely fell to their marketing scheme, O' well it is an interesting attempt none the less!

The cigar was basically average, nothing great but also not terrible. It smelled pretty normal, nothing special there. There was no interesting accents to the normal earthy tobacco smell. The construction was pretty good actually, and the burn was average with a few spots that needed care while smoking. The taste was spice-less and nutty. The intensity of the smoke changed a bit from the beginning to end with the best part in the middle of the smoke, the ending was too rough and didn't really go down well. It tasted chemically and all together unrefined. The finish throughout smoking was mild and pleasant with a dull earthy taste. There really wasn't much going on here. No particular tastes or smells, nothing extraordinary in the finish. It was just a regular cigar...with a Playboy Logo! I had a hard time smoking it because I was trying to find tastes that weren't there. I am so used to the complexity of some of the Graycliffs, CAO's, and Ghurkas that I was disappointed in the cigar's complexity. O well, in my quest to try all cigars I guess I will run into a few of these. But hey, now I can say I smoked a Playboy Cigar! Overall this cigar got a 6 of 10.
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