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BCP #10 – Alternative to a Popular Dominican Cigar (4 ½ x 49)
A review for an alternative cigar? What’s the deal? This stick wasn’t in Cigar Aficionado! I know, I know. Allow me to explain.
I chose to review this particular stick because I don’t normally smoke budget stogies or alternatives. We all know they’re not quite the same as their counterparts, however they generally make a good inexpensive smoke for yard work or fishing.
So you can imagine my surprise when I lit up this alternative and was floored by how closely it stacked up to the real thing. That’s one of the benefits of this job. I get to find the $8 sticks in our humidor masquerading as $2 ones.
We can’t say what popular Dominican this is an alternative to. Our lips are sealed. However, the size and shape of this stick are not exactly common. If a Brother or Sister of the Leaf were so inclined, they could narrow down the answer with just a quick visit to Google…
Flavor Report: Black Pepper, Red Pepper, Cream, Raw Lumber, Bread, Vanilla Earth, Barnyard, Grass
This smooth and creamy smoke was the definition of a classic Dominican profile with a nice little pepper zing on the finish throughout. Throw in some great transitions and nuances and you have one of the best alternative smokes out there.
And if you think you’ve figured out what we copied with this one, give it a try yourself and see how it stacks up.