Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Real Men Smoke Cigars. They also are Firemen. Also FIREWOMEN. Really Women smoke cigars too.

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I SPY Cigars carries these but first a word from the REAL MEN SMOKE CIGARS website:

Brazilian Maduro Wrapper
Nicaraguan Filler
Medium to Full profile
52 x 6"

Now my Review:

Appearance :I give it 4.9 out of 5

The dark maduro wrapper is consistently colored from head to foot and has an excellent touch with no soft spots – the darkness and consistency of color made the wrapper seam dyed, but it is in fact just a great looking and well colored wrapper. The black, copper, and gold band was an excellent choice and pops off the maduro wrapper. The aroma is very pleasant, with a sweet cocoa aroma that only increases toward the foot.  

Construction : I give it 4.7 out of 5
The veins are minimal and hard to notice on the dark wrapper, and the seams are well rolled. There is some definite texture to the HYDRANT, with a rough, dry exterior and some bumps beneath the wrapper, causing it to rise in several spots. The cap is fine, but cut nicely. The foot was perfect and easy to toast. Used a cedar spill to toast and light.

Flavor : I give it 4.85 out of 5

The aroma is very pleasant, with a sweet cocoa aroma that only increases toward the foot. There are also some notes of mild nuttiness of chestnut. On the draw, it reveals an appropriate resistance with flavors that do not stray from the aroma.  

Smoking:  I give it 5 out of 5

On the light, the aroma is very pleasing, with a sweet nutty and thick tobacco. It lights quick and a good pull gets it started evenly. 
These flavors provide a steady introduction into the first third, which does not vary much from the initial few puffs. The HYDRANT has a dry texture to it, causing the flavors to separate from each other, rather than creating a creamy, united core. Moving into the second third, a bit of the dryness fades a mild creaminess compliments the continued cocoa. Along the edges some barnyard notes arrive, mostly of dry hay. Closing out the smoke, the final third does not provide much transition, as this is not a shifty or complex smoke. The primary notes continue to be creamy, as the second third was, and are more gentle than before. 

Value : I give it 4.98 out of 5
This one fits it market perfectly.

Overall Rating : 4.99 out of 5
This was a good cigar with great complexity and balance. 
The construction was very good and the flavor profile was enjoyable.  I’ve enjoyed this line of cigars, especially for the value. The HYDRANT is different, coming in at under $6 a stick. I would recommend this cigar as a box purchase, especially if you frequently entertain guests that are not frequent smokers – they’ll enjoy this one.

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