Hey everyone! For this week’s group review we lit up the Capoeira cigar by Jesus Fuego. We loved the look and smell of this cigar, even though the band was a little over the top. The construction was good too, without any major flaws. It smoked well and had very bold flavors, namely sweet earth with a lot of pepper and spice on the finish. While the flavors were good, the cigar remained mostly the same the entire smoke. For such a large vitola we would have preferred more complexity and transitions. We liked the cigar, but wished for a little more. Overall it is a decent buy for the price, but Jesus Fuego has better sticks out there.
Flavor and Taste: 15/20
Price Point: 8/10
Would I buy a Box: 3/5
Flavor and Taste: 14/20
Price Point: 8/10
Would I buy a Box: 2/5
Apr 18 2012, 12:02 AM
Flavor and Taste: 16/20
Price Point: 8/10
Would I buy a Box: 3/5
Terry1: Capoeira tonight? I’ll go get it. I think I smoked one of these before. If it’s the one I’m thinking about the flavors were pretty good but it went full strength quickly. I’ll grab a soda for this one.
StraightUpCigars: Took pics and I am about ready over here.
IamDarren: ok, got everything, going outside.
IamDarren: looks like decent construction, very rustic looking wrapper
IamDarren: great draw, some earth and spice on the cold draw.
StraightUpCigars: Yeah, very dark wrapper with small veins. Looks good. Draw is perfect after cutting. Cold draw actually tastes a bit like spicy steak to me. Interesting, to say the least.
IamDarren: great evening to be smoking
StraightUpCigars: I am going to light this one up here in a second. Yeah, tonight is perfect out.
IamDarren: how is your cigar Terry, hope you didn’t get the bad apple again.
Terry1: This cigar looks pretty good. Looks well rolled. Getting the typical barnyard aroma from the wrapper. The draw is a little snug but okay. Getting like a sweet prune on the cold draw. Lighting up.
IamDarren: ok, lighting up here also
StraightUpCigars: I went ahead and lit er up. I am getting a nice sweet earthy flavor with some spice on the finish. The sweetness is similar to that of a grapefruit.
IamDarren: its defenitely sweet with an underlying strength to it. Its really making me salivate!
IamDarren: getting some black pepper on the roof of my mouth.
StraightUpCigars: I think Terry’s memory was correct, this one is full bodied quickly.
Terry1: I agree, getting lots of sweetness up front. As it fades you get the earth and some pepper. Very nice flavor combination.
IamDarren: sweetness is fading a little. Very earthy now with some pepper and spice. This one really excites the taste buds though.
StraightUpCigars: My sweetness is all but gone. Black pepper is definitely creeping in.
IamDarren: burn started out lopsided but quickly evened out. Ash is holding well at about an inch.
Terry1: Mine has lost the sweetness too. Too bad I was liking it. Pepper building some. Very earthy now. I get a hint of a toasty flavor.
StraightUpCigars: Ash definitely holds on strong on this one. Good thing too, I think it helps keep it from burning too hot.
IamDarren: mine is actually starting to mellow a little. Getting a roasted coffee flavor now with the pepper and spice. However, the pepper fades quickly and only the spice is left on the finish.
Terry1: Pepper seems to be building. I liked how this cigar started but not so much now. I was thinking this was going to be a complex cigar but it quickly went one dimensional and, in my opinion, kind of flat.
StraightUpCigars: Mine is mellower now too. I agree Terry, a bit flat for me. Bold flavor, but 1 dimensional.
IamDarren: going into the second third the sweetness is coming back on mine. I think yours is still transitioning Terry, give in a half inch.
Terry1: Too bad we don’t have audio. It would be funny to hear how we pronounce the name of this cigar.
StraightUpCigars: That would be funny!
IamDarren: lol, yeah i agree its a weird name with a weird band.
Terry1: Yeah how would you like to be the person who has to glue hundreds of these bands on. I don’t think I could even keep it straight.
StraightUpCigars: I’ll refrain from the foul comments on that one
IamDarren: im nearing the band now and am liking the flavor a lot. The fruity sweetness is back now and there is just a hint of spice and pepper to liven it up. There is something else that I can’t place that is mixed with the spice. It adds a bit of creaminess to it.
StraightUpCigars: The sweetness is coming back on mine too. It is much better than it was 20 minutes ago. Mine is getting a litle too bitter for my comfort zone considering we are only a little past halfway on it. I will make sure to smoke slow.
Terry1: I’m starting the second third and the flavors have improved for me as well. I’m getting that bitterness too. Might be the Mexican tobacco in it.
StraightUpCigars: That’s some hard working tobacco…
IamDarren: drum roll please….
IamDarren: not getting any bitterness here. this cigar burns well and i think it can heat up quickly. I have been trying to wait a minute between puffs and it seems to be working.
StraightUpCigars: Yeah, that definitely helps it. My band came off very easily. Pretty cool band on it.
Terry1: I get a soapy flavor every now and then. Probably part of the bitterness.
Terry1: I’m having to take a sip of water after every puff just to cleanse the pallet.
Terry1: I will say the aroma is very nice, it’s just the lingering bitterness I get in the mouth that I’m not liking.
Terry1: I didn’t realize Jesus Fuego blended this.
IamDarren: thats what put it on my radar. I like most of his stuff.
StraightUpCigars: I get the bitterness too, it is not just you. It is only increasing as we approach the end.
Terry1: I like most of what he does too. Not thrilled with this one thou.
IamDarren: just crossing into the last third and am getting just a pinch of bitterness. Overall though im still liking it. I like how the spice compliments the sweetness. It has some strengh but defenitely not overpowering.
StraightUpCigars: This one is not bad, but I have had better from Jesus. Might be improved with age!
Terry1: I’m starting the last third and I’m feeling it. I’m going to switch to the soda. The burn has been very good and the ash has been solid dropping in one inch chunks. I have slowed down and I can get more of the sweetness and other flavors. The bitterness may have come from smoking to fast and overheating the cigar.
IamDarren: glad it improved for you Terry, i was starting to think that my cigar was the exception. I think you just have to smoke this one slow.
StraightUpCigars: Definitely no lack of flavor from this one. Very bold earthy flavor with pepper and spice. Still does not offer the complexity I would have liked from such a full bodied cigar.
Terry1: The cigar is better now. I imagine smoking this slowly you could make this thing last almost two hours.
StraightUpCigars: No two hour cigar for me. Mine is finishing up. Where are you guys?
Terry1: I’m getting close to done. Been nursing the final third for a good 25 minutes. Sweetness is still present with some earth and pepper.
StraightUpCigars: I just set mine down. She is done! Final third was very full bodied.
Terry1: I’m setting mine down too. I’d like to try another and smoke the whole thing slowly. That seemed to be the trick to keep the bitterness at bay.
StraightUpCigars: Agreed, I probably let it heat up too much. Not all user error IMO, I think some cigars tend to burn much hotter and this is one of them.