ESPINOSA LARANJA AZUELO | CIGAR REVIEW
AUGUST 14, 2022 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC
ESPINOSA LARANJA AZUELO TORO (6 x 52)
WRAPPER: ECUADORIAN SUMATRA
Azuelo pulls easy. Earth, coffee, chocolate, and spice step through the door first. Cherry quietly enters once everything else has settled in.
The initial retrohale is a spicy coffee-leather combination. Weird but not bad.
The finish is a bit reserved. A little spice and, to a lesser degree, coffee and chocolate.
Tons of smoke. Nice.
Looks like we’re stacking dimes on that ash. Might not be to scale.
Nothing has moved much at this point. Spicy and smooth. No problem.
Spice, wood, and chocolate drift from a resting Azuelo. That almost sounded poetic. Almost.
Slam poetry will always crack me up. ALWAYS!
I remember going to an open mic at a coffee shop in college one time. Yeah imagine that. Open mic. Coffee shop. College. Anyway. There was this guy that got up and did slam poetry for two minutes or so. Two minutes or so too long, I might add. I just remember being embarrassed for him. Of course, he was followed by some girl who spoke very softly and made an attempt at an “emotional” poem. “Where were you dad?”
Cherry begins to pick up some steam with chocolate and coffee following. Coffee grounds hit on the exhale.
Coffee with a slightly spicy kick and muted chocolate smoothly flow through the retrohale.
Coffee grounds saturate the finish, allowing some shavings of dark chocolate for variety.
Azuelo has dropped most of the spice, and it’s still smooth as heck.
The band was a fighter. If I put it in the final photo, it might not be pretty. I'll try to fancy it up.
If Azuelo was an old lady holding her purse and the purse was the band, good luck stealing that.
Winding down, Azuelo continues to provide some cherry, chocolate and coffee. A bit quieter than before. Apparently, not a slam poet. I respect that.
Mild coffee stands alone on the retrohale.
Coffee and dark chocolate welcome back some spice on the finish.
Excellent construction, smooth, and enjoyable. To all the slam poets out there, feel free to awkwardly and a bit too loudly insert a random expletive. As usual, I’ll be sitting here ignoring it.
SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 25 mins.
RATING: 3.25 / 4 - SLAM!