Hoyo de Monterrey Edicion de Cumpleanos 150 – Cigar Review

Hoyo Cigar 2
Up for review is the Hoyo de Monterrey Edicion de Cumpleanos 150 cigar.  Yeah, that’s a mouthful.  It means birthday edition, the 150th to be exact.  This stick has a nice looking oily and dark wrapper leaf.  This one starts off with a bang, sweet and peppery with some coffee flavor.  Really delicious.  As the cigar progresses it becomes more one-dimensional with lots of earthy flavor.  This is a pretty strong cigar, so be prepared!  Overall, we loved that first third, but it got boring from there.  We think you might find it’s worth a shot.
Hoyo Cigar 1
StraightUpCigars: Rating:
Flavor and Taste: 17/20
Construction: 10/10
Wrapper: 5/5
Price Point: 9/10
Would I buy a Box: 4/5
Total: 45/50

Terry1: Rating:
Flavor and Taste: 15/20
Construction: 9/10
Wrapper: 5/5
Price Point: 9/10
Would I buy a Box: 4/5
Total: 42/50

Hoyo Cigar 3
7:37 PM
StraightUpCigars: This puppy has a nice sweet tobacco smell from the dark wrapper leaf.Open draw after a shallow cut.
7:40 PM
Terry1: The Hoyo has a nice dark oily wrapper with a faint barnyard note.
7:41 PM
StraightUpCigars: Lighting!
7:42 PM
Terry1: Did a shallow cut on mine and the draw is about right. I get a pecan note on the cold draw. Lighting.
7:45 PM
Terry1: Initial puffs are sweeter than I expected. Very nice aroma. Some pepper coming through the sinus early.
7:45 PM
StraightUpCigars: Really tasty start with slightly bitter coffee, nutty, and a faint sweetness.
7:50 PM
StraightUpCigars: I really like the start of this one, am curious how the rest will smoke.
7:50 PM
Terry1: Same here. Interesting transition within the draw. I’m getting a nice fruity sweetness initially then a bold pepper, kind of stings the sinus, then that coffee note on the finish. Quite a ride.
7:53 PM
StraightUpCigars: Really tasting the pepper you mentioned now, it lingers on your tongue too.
7:57 PM
Terry1: Pepper is starting to fade into the background now. Liking that sweetness. Also getting some earth with the coffee. Draw tightened up a little but there is still lots of smoke. Burn is a little wavy.
8:00 PM
Terry1: Get to see Boston (the band) Saturday for the first time. Really excited for the concert. A cold front is moving through on Friday and will drop the temps into the low 80s. Perfect for a night out.
8:01 PM
StraightUpCigars: That’s really sweet. I haven’t seen them either. Did you read about the ticketmaster settlement? I saw that ZZtop was one of the options local to me, so we’re planning to use one of our free pairs to see them again.
8:02 PM
Terry1: I haven’t heard of that. I’ll have to see what is available here. I saw ZZTop last year. Excellent show.
8:05 PM
StraightUpCigars: Yeah, they put on a good show. Check out the settlement, if you bought tickets from them since 99 you’ll be getting some much-deserved freebies.
8:11 PM
StraightUpCigars: Still enjoying this smoke. Mine is getting real earthy now, less sweet and less pepper.
8:13 PM
Terry1: Same here. Getting real earthy.
8:13 PM
StraightUpCigars: One thing is for sure, the smoke production is awesome on mine, real easy to puff on.
8:17 PM
Terry1: Into the middle third and I’m feeling some strength. The large band came off easily.
8:24 PM
StraightUpCigars: Ash is dropping pretty easy for me, watch that keyboard!
8:25 PM
Terry1: My draw is getting really tight. Getting harder to smoke. I’m thinking of using a poker to open it up again.
8:27 PM
StraightUpCigars: Bummer. Mine is the opposite, too open, if anything.
8:27 PM
Terry1: Used the poker and managed to pull out part of a leaf. Drawing better now.
8:30 PM
StraightUpCigars: Mine is definitely getting bolder. Some bitterness creeping in, but still very enjoyable.
8:33 PM
Terry1: I’m not liking mine as much. It’s too earthy for my taste. The first third was much better for me. I hate to say it but I’m quickly losing interest in this cigar. I’m hoping the sweetness returns in the final third. The strength is getting to me too.
8:35 PM
StraightUpCigars: I hear ya. On one hand I like that it transitioned, on the other that first third was really awesome.
8:42 PM
Terry1: I hate to say this but the cigar is winning. I’m going to have to stop. If I smoke any more I’m afraid I’ll be getting sick soon. My head is swimming. Not what I expected. Go ahead and finish. I can wait.
8:43 PM
StraightUpCigars: I feel some strength, but it hasn’t been too bad for me. I did eat right before this though. Ratings coming!
8:51 PM
StraightUpCigars: I loved the sweet and peppery with coffee start of the first third, but the final third was too one-dimensional. Still, a good cigar in my book.
8:52 PM
Terry1: Loved how this cigar started. Lost my interest halfway. Got too strong in the final third for me but if you like strong cigars I would suggest trying one.


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