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Cigar Review – Casa Magna Colorado Corona

I’ve been on a winning streak with the last bunch of cigars I’ve reviewed—a lot of them have been sticks I’d previously been drooling over for weeks. This week’s is no exception—today I had the pleasure of smoking the Casa Magna Colorado Corona. Having taken pictures of these before, I already knew how awesome they smell, how oily the wrapper is, and how solid the construction is, so needless to say, I was pretty excited about this one.

As I said, this stogie had a very nice looking oily wrapper with a reddish tone to it. It was so oily, in fact, that when I took it outside, the sun actually reflected off of it a little bit. The filler was packed solidly from head to foot, which made me a little worried that there would be draw problems. My expectations were blown away, though, once I clipped the cap—I had absolutely no trouble getting smoke through this cigar. Pre-light notes were pepper and a little bit of malty sweetness, like caramel or a really dark stout.

After lighting the stick with ease, tons of smoke poured through. The smoke from this cigar was so thick that I could have sworn I felt the weight of it on my tongue. Initial notes were pepper and wood on an earthy, leathery foundation, which was not really outside of what I expected. What I didn’t expect, however, was the savory note that reminded me almost of oregano or sage. This set the tone really nicely for this spicy smoke.

Further in, the herbal note evolved into a floral sweetness that somehow powered through the intense red pepper and leather base. The pepper faded in and out up until I got to the 1 ½-inch mark, at which point it got to be a little bit too much for me and I set it down. Throughout the smoke, the burn stayed straight and required only one small touchup, probably because there was a cool breeze outside.

The one thing I kept thinking throughout the smoke is that this is one of the most characteristically Nicaraguan cigars I’ve ever had. It was earthy, spicy, and well-balanced with some really unique floral character that I haven’t gotten from any Dominican or Honduran smokes. This is not to say that Nicaraguan cigars are hands down the best out there, but I’d say that going by what I’ve smoked, they’re definitely my favorite.

The Casa Magna Colorado Corona sort of reminded me of a slightly less intense Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970. I would recommend this smoke to anybody who is already a fan of Nicaraguan smokes, or to anybody who wants to get a feel for the nuances of Nicaraguan tobacco without passing out from the nicotine.

You might notice that we don’t have these listed online—we do have them in stock, but we only sell them over the phone. If you’d like to get some of your own Casa Magna Colorados (which you should—I know I will), give us a call at 1-888-41-CIGAR (1-888-412-4427). I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!