This is a new cigar from Joya De Nicaragua that I am very excited to try!
The Colorado shade grown wrapper is a stunning dark brown color with only a couple of medium sized veins.
It smells really fantastic with a pungent spicy smell with a bit of peppermint. I could not wait to get this thing lit up!
There is one hard spot in the middle of the cigar, but it is very firmly packed all the way through while remaining light in the hand. I chose a punch and was surprised that the draw was as loose as it was – remember, this cigar feels very firmly packed.
After lighting I was hit with an incredibly bold start. Full body right off the bat. Pungent spicy pepper with a lingering bittersweet butter finish. By the end of the first third a rich espresso flavor crept in.
The ash fell off early, but by the time the second third came around the flavors had really shifted. It had a very chewy walnut flavor, still earthy and pungent, with a peppery spice finish. The lingering bitter sweetness was still there as well!
The final third had a VERY bold and rich earthy, buttery coffee core followed by a slightly bitter pepper finish. This third was full bodied to the max, but remained complex – a rare combination. It burned evenly all the way down.
The JDN Fuerte Serie B takes complexity to a whole new level. This is truly a fun smoke that remained full bodied the whole way. This is not for the faint of heart, but if you are in for an adventure you have got to try one of these. On top of all that, you can find them for about 3 bucks!