Like a bad internet dating experience.
Have you ever heard those horror stories about internet dating? You know how it goes, some guy thinks he has found the love of his life online only to find out the hot single women he has been chatting with is actually some 49 year old balding creep that lives in his mother’s basement? Such is my story of the El Titan De Bronze Redemption Maduro. One of my favorite cigar reviewers is Bryan Glenn of CigarObesssion.com, is normally spot on in his reviews and when he listed the El Titan De Bronze Redemption as one of his favorite sticks I just had to get my hands on some. These cigars were not easy to acquire, as they are not at any of my local shops nor are they sold on any of the major online outlets. A close friend and I were able to eventually track them down and placed a dozen or so in my perfectly maintained humidor for 6 months! The anticipation of smoking one of these babies was extremely intense, and it was finally time… yes I was at the precipice of my rendezvous with my beautiful bombshell that I had been dreaming about. Slobber dripped from my mouth as I removed it from the humidor, cut it and began to toast it.
The look of the cigar is pleasing to the eye but upon cutting I began to get suspicious because it appeared as if the draw would be a difficult one and I was right. Not only was the draw extremely tough but the smoke output was much lower than I would desire from a good smoke. Adding to my displeasure was the mild, mediocre flavor of this stick. There just wasn’t anything special about the flavor at all. The notes this cigar sang were a mild leathery licorice. After doing everything in my power to open up the draw and flavors I eventually gave up at the halfway point. A sad, sad, chapter in my cigar smoking adventures…. 6 months of dreaming of the perfect date ends up in pure unadulterated disappointment.
- Good flavors
- Tight Draw