Our Score (2.5 / 5)


  • RH – 69% for 4 Weeks
  • MSRP – $6.99
  • Smoke Time – 1 Hour & 20 Minutes
  • Wrapper – Honduran
  • Binder – Honduran
  • Filler – Dominican Republic, Honduran, Nicaraguan
  • Length – 5
  • Ring Gauge – 50

Initial Reactions and Appearance

There are some ugly veins running through the wrapper, and the leaf is a medium-dark color. The initial smell is sweet and earthy, while the unlit draw simply provides a little sweetness.

First Third

The first few puffs of Macanudo lack a lot of flavor. There’s also a hint of bitterness on the retrohale, but nothing too offensive. After the start, the retrohale and puffs start to develop a coffee flavor. Macanudo burns evenly with a decent, albeit slightly tight, draw, and I experienced a few burn troubles toward the end of the first third. In order to prevent canoeing, I had to relight the wrapper.

Second Third

A little more sweetness alongside some woody notes appear on the retrohale, but other than that there’s really nothing else to distinguish this cigar from anything else. It’s definitely not offensive in its flavor and quality, but but kind of bland.

Final Third

No development on the final third. It gets a lot stronger toward the end, but there still isn’t any complexity in regards to the flavors.

Would I Smoke Macanudo Again?

Maybe. It seems like it would be a good smoke out on the golf course, but some of the burn issues and blandness put me off of wanting to try it again.

 

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