Cigar Review: Cain Maduro

Cain Maduro

Cain Maduro

I finally got my hands on the Cain cigars from the mind of Sam Leccia gifted to me by the local Oliva representative who is one of the better guys in the business. The Cain is triple fermented and contains 82% ligero. It comes in two forms, the Cain Habano and the Cain Maduro. There is also a limited edition F that comes in 5 packs and are limited in release.

To find out more about the Cain visit the website at www.caincigars.com

Cigar: Cain Maduro
Size: 6 x 50
Wrapper: Mexican Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan (Jalapa, Esteli, Condega)
Strength: Full

Appearance and Construction (17/20): The cigar features a band on the bottom of the cigar which i love as it prevents damage to this non cellophaned stick. The maduro band is white with gold and red. The name of the cigar is written in script, and it states straight ligero under it. The stick features a nice looking triple cap although it has a few veins that stand out. The cigar feels a little light but these were samples from the IPCPR. There are no soft spots on the cigar.

Flavor & Notes (28/30): The prelight is interesting with some serious notes of cocoa/mocha on the stick it self. The prelight draw offers some spice but nothing that stands out. There is also some pepper on the tongue even before lighting it up. The first third of the cigar isn’t as strong as other ligero cigars I have smoked but it is still powerful. There are some pepper notes here, but also an underlying sweetness of cocoa present.  The second third of the cigar the sweetness pretty much disappears, and what remains is pepper, wood, and some leather notes. The final third has continued spice with wood and leather on the finish.

Burn/Ash/Draw (23/25): The burn of the cigar on my samples both needed a slight touch up, but this could be due to numerous reasons having to do with storage and transportation from the convention. After the touch up the cigar burned like a dream. The ash was fairly light in color, with no flake and it held on very strong. The draw was perfect, and the cigar was a nice slow smoke that lasted me an hour.

Overall (24/25): This cigar can be felt when you smoke it. Do not smoke on an empty stomach as the high nicotine content is noticeable. I felt it as I smoked this beauty and it gave me the sweats. Call me a masochist but I loved every single minute of it. I wish the cigar produced more smoke, but that complaint is so minute it was almost not worth stating it. This cigar is a winner, and will be a regular in my casual smoking rotation especially after a hearty meal.

Rating: 92
Price: $129.99 a box of Famous




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  • http://stogielife.com Tim D.

    Thanks for the review! Sounds like a pretty powerful stick with some nice flavors, can’t wait to try it.

  • Se7en_Vandalay

    Great review. Those were my thoughts exactly when I was able to review it a couple weeks ago. I found out last night my B&M picked up the line and I can’t wait to get my hands on more.

  • thomask49ers

    Nice review man. I’m starring at mine but just haven’t had a chance to smoke it yet! Will be lighting this bad boy up tonight.

  • http://www.aspiringgentleman.com Luke – AspiringGentleman

    Great review, thanks! I look forward to getting my hands on a few of these.

  • http://twitter.com/Famous_Hayward Hayward Tenney

    Great review Barry. I have a Cain Maduro all teed up to smoke sometime this week. I was completely blown away by the strength of the Habano, not to mention its enjoyable aroma and flavor profile.

  • http://cigarpalace.wordpress.com/ Cigar Palace

    wow that’s an interesting smoke and I’m going to get it soon.

  • http://www.badashherfers.blogspot.com Mark

    Great review. Though my first experience with Cain was slightly different. My stick required no touch ups, and it produced a full, hearty smoke, also I noticed a slight floral taste and aroma during the first third of the cigar. Thank you for the info, it will help me with my final review on my website, badashherfers.blogspot.com.

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  • livelycadaver

    just bought a pair of these habano and maduro for my dad, glad to know he will enjoy them, also got him a classic cohiba

  • Jason

    I’ve been smoking this cigar for about a year now and gave found it to be an excellent value. They’re every bit as good as a San Cristobol, VSG, or Don Pepin for my father at 1/2 the price. I hope this brand doesn’t go the way of the Bucanero and become a victim of its success.
    Please give them a try.

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