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Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2

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Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars
Origin:CubaManufactured: Hand Made
Weight:11,66 gr.Score:7.9
Presentation: Slide lid box of 25

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Review #204: OCT 13 I think this cigar is misunderstood. Not taking away from anyone's experience or opinion but this cigar is a top 5 robusto. This marca and cigar in particular is best enjoyed as a first cigar of the day or if after another cigar it needs to have been a mild one. After a big meal or something powerful on your plate this cigar will be a waste of smoking experience. Consistent construction a smoker will immediately get mild cocoa and leather especially on the retrohale. Is this a complex cigar? No, but it has tons of classic HdM flavor and I'd classify it is mild to medium bodied throughout the smoking experience. Best (like most well made cigars) smoked slowly (60-75 minutes) the Epi2 is a classic cigar. If you're going to compare it to other robustos then do so with the expectation to align to the brand's flavor profile. This is a finesses cigar and among its vitola siblings the Epi 2 is the best morning cigar or first cigar unless you are looking for strength and power. - Submitted by JGarofalo3 on November 29, 2017

Review #203: ---   For me, that's enough. 1 in every 2 HdM cigars is tasteless. Unbelievable - tried around 15 from very different sizes and boxes of origin and allways the same conclusion: it is a hit or miss. The problem is that, for the prize of 2 HdM you can get one COHIBA that never fails !!! I'm over with HdM. - Submitted by Heinrich on June 3, 2017

Review #202: ---   I tried it out of the box. Disappointing first draws, then the 1st third was nice but in my opinion a little too light, with slight hints of cream. The second third was clearly better, with a real creamy flavor, but a bit too simple. The last third let me with an impression of nicotine and less flagrance, a bit acid, it made me think of genever. Not a very well balanced cigar, I really enjoyed the second third, but it maybe needs some more aging to get a more delicate flavor. A bit overrated in my opinion - Submitted by LNieblasR on March 27, 2017

Review #201: ---   Bought as a single from Havana Express in Sydney. Good looking stick. Good construction, nice tobacco smell. Lit it up and was immediately struck by the creamy coffee flavours and thought immediately that this was going to be one of my favourites. Tight draw though. Not insurmountable but need a couple of pulls to generate reasonable smoke. Coffee flavours fell off pretty quickly though. Started as mild to medium but went to medium and then on the fullish side for the final third. No progression from the first third onwards and lost the charm of that first third in the second and final thirds. Greater nicotine bite in the second half which is not my cup of tea. Maybe a bit too young. Would like to try a more aged sample though to see if those creamy coffee flavours kick through. Had a with a Sheaf Stout which was probably on the bitter side for this cigar. Will go with my Leffe Bruine standard in the future. - Submitted by Rustyman on February 11, 2017

Review #200: ---   These, as well as the brand in general, seem to have a strong following. I just don't get it. I think the no 2s are one of the most overrated cigars out there. Ok they are light but they lack any real depth and character. You can do so much better than these. But each to their own I guess... - Submitted by jumpfrog on January 25, 2017

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