Factory Vitola: Campanas
Popular Vitola: Belicoso
Ring Gauge: 52
Lenght: 140 mm
Diameter: 20.64 mm
Weight: 12.45 gr.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25 cigars
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 25 cigars
Release Date: A pre-1960
Status: Currently Available
Bolivar Belicosos Finos is the 2nd most popular cigar in the brand, supporting the Royal Coronas (only my view, I have no stats to back that up). A classic torpedo, this cigar is notorious for packaging quite a full-bodied mixture of tastes with substantial power. It is time to learn whether the rumours are true (well, to be honest with you I am very knowledgeable about the vitola and have been so for quite a while, but in this review we’ll be’finding’ it jointly ).
This cigar has a glistening brown (nearly chocolatey) wrapper with some apparent oiliness. The cigar appears to be frequently packed and contains a pure tobacco odor. The ring is well-detailed and readily eliminated, without traces of adhesive. After a thorough review, I managed to locate a few water spots.
Box-pressed, the Belicosos Finos supplies a trusted construction. The draw is generally comfortable and the burn off, fairly slow, infrequently requires correction.
The pre-draw, herbaceous and dusty, doesn’t deserve a particular mention. However, the moment I light the cigar, then there’s a really wonderful spice hit which is rapidly replaced by a mixture of roasted and salty creature notes. The spice doesn’t totally disappear, however, also will be present during the smoke. The next third is that which I like in this cigar since the smoke is thick and creamy with flavors of hazelnut and latte. The final third informs me this really is really a’08 rod – the electricity escalades and may turn off one. But if smoked gradually, this obus could be nubbed.
The Belicosos Finos isn’t priced and is well within the assortment of additional Cuban torpedos.
Overall, a very wonderful figurado that might well gain from further 2-5 decades of aging. I’ve eaten sticks out of 2003 that were extremely yummy.