Most of the time I tend to enjoy a more full bodied cigar with a bold flavor profile, such as a maduro or corojo, rather than smoking something like a Connecticut. That’s why I was unfortunately and surprisingly let down by the new Martin Family Corojo. The cigar starts off on the right foot, i.e. an interesting design concept of a cigar created entirely out of corojo tobacco, it is being marketed as “packed full of flavor” and a “flavor profile that increases in fullness, all the way to the last puff.” In contrast, I have to say that my personal experience couldn’t be more at odds with those particular claims. Now, I’m not going to bash the cigar as a whole, it was beautifully constructed, had a flawless draw and burned perfectly while producing a great ash. However, my sticking point is the fact that after the initial light and typical punch of spiciness that most full bodied cigars deliver, I found the flavor of the cigar mellowed out almost instantly. The flavor profile was extremely consistent with little to no complexity. I did enjoy the flavor that the cigar produced, but it was certainly nowhere near full bodied, nor was it packed with flavor, but rather instead it was quite the opposite of its marketed description. Having thought that maybe I got two fluke sticks I conferred with several fellow smokers and my opinions were unfortunately upheld. So at the end of the day I’m by no means calling this a bad cigar, but I will say however, that even though the cigar was indeed made with very high quality products, expertly crafted and possessed a good consistent medium profile, it was a very good smoke; but just not what I was expecting or what it was marketed as possessing.
Strength: Mild-Medium body