Monday, February 3, 2014

Henry Clay Corona

Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 5.5  x 42 Corona
  • Wrapper:  Connecticut Broad-leaf
  • Binder: Dominican
  • Filler: Dominican
  • Cutting Method: Vertigo guillotine
  • Paired with: Diet Pepsi
  • Price: $5.99 purchased at Cigar Train

Henry Clay Corona Cigar
Looking at the overall appearance this Henry Clay corona is a bit rough looking. These cigars are bundled with double bands, mazo style, then it appears stuffed into their box. This method causes a bit of distortion to some of the cigars. The stick I grabbed actually had a trapezoid shaped body.

Construction of the cigar overall I would have to call "stout". The stout Connecticut broad-leaf wrapper was thick and hearty with bold veins for the vitola. Feeling down the body the cigar was packed firmly full length and it had a nice amount of tooth. Checking aromas, the foot had notes of cocoa and tobacco while the free cold draw had notes of nuts and cedar. Putting a flame to the foot it was quickly toasted and lit.

For a budget cigar the Henry Clay corona has a fair flavor mix of cocoa, spice and earth for the first half. A bit of walnut jumped into the flavor mix around the mid point and it finished with some sweet cream, leather and molasses in the second half. The retro hale had notes of smooth, rich tobacco. I was a bit disappointed that the Connecticut broad-leaf wrapper never did leave much flavor on my lips and the smoke felt dry to my mouth.

The burn produced a razor sharp burn line and a firm looking white ash that held on nearly to the middle.

Overall this cigar looked rough, but smoked well with a great burn and pretty straight forward flavor mix.

If you happen upon one, give it a try.

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