LA FLOR DOMINICANA 25TH ANNIVERSARY | CIGAR REVIEW
Updated: Jan 9, 2022
JANUARY 4, 2022 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC
LA FLOR DOMINICANA 25TH ANNIVERSARY (7 x 52)
WRAPPER: ECUADORIAN COROJO
BINDER: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
FILLER: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Some bumps and lumps break up this moderately veiny LFD 25th Anniversary. Aromas of prune, cream, and subtle earth greet my nose like a bored teenage host at your third favorite restaurant.
A slightly snug draw initially brings in a bit of nothing, which is followed up in the next pull by some sweetness, earth, and a touch of spice. Smoke output is good. The burn hints at needing to borrow some of my lighter fluid.
A few more puffs in with a bit of nothing, bitterness, blinks of spice, and bitterness mixed with nothing. Earth through the nose, and bitterness and spice on the finish. I want to see the potential, especially since this is going to be a potentially long smoke. Hints of unsweetened tea show up. That’s something.
I’ll confess right now. LFD has yet to wow me, and it appears I might not yet be wowed come the end of this review. Time will tell. Right now, it just seems like time is standing still.
“Time Stand Still” by Rush. I can never decide if I like that song or not. Have you heard it? Thoughts? No “Tom Sawyer”. Am I right? In general, I like Rush. I wouldn’t say love. Like. Friendzoned.
The 25th’s ash starts to flake like the slightly overweight creepy guy’s dandruff. You know the guy. He just has that look that tells you to definitely share candy with him but never share your address, phone number, blood type, or fingerprints.
Wood, spice, and dirt off the foot smoke add some more boredom to the room. Am I falling asleep? I’m falling asleep.
Before I started this review, my wife asked me if I wanted a cup of coffee, but I passed, not wanting to influence the notes I get from the cigar during my review. Now, I could go for some chocolate milk.
Progressing through the 25th, I struggle to find the excitement button anywhere.
The draw and smoke output hold the title for MVP, as there hasn’t been one change of which to speak. Actually, the time in between puffs deserves some recognition as well. Never thought I would find looking at walls in a room to be exciting.
The burn requires two touch-ups worth of lighter fluid. Charity.
More burn touch-ups and more boredom finish out this episode of Watching Paint Dry.
SMOKE TIME: 2 hrs. 28 mins.
RATING: 1.50 / 4 - Let’s watch paint dry, everybody.
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