La Sirena cigars are one of the newest cigars to be distributed by Miami Cigars. The cigar is made by My Father Cigars like many of the other Nestor Miranda blends. This cigar is billed as medium to full strength. It is comprised of Nicaraguan fillers and binders with a Connecticut broad-leaf wrapper. I smoked 4 samples of this cigar for this review.
The first thing you notice about the cigar is the band. It covers almost the whole front of the cigar. It is very detailed and has a lot going on. The center of the band is picture of a mermaid with a nautical theme. I know some people think it a little bit overwraught, I think it is a very good looking band. My wife, who occasionally smokes cigars, took an immediate liking to it and asked for them after I took them off so she could use them as part of a collage. The wrapper is a medium chocolate brown with a good amount of tooth and oils. There are some visible veins but they don't detract from cigar. The cigar is fairly firm when I squeezed it and there were no soft spots. When I put my nose to the wrapper I was able to detect the aromas of chocolate and leather, with barnyard coming from the foot. After I clipped the cigar and took a cold draw on it I got notes of chili pepper and chocolate. The draw was slightly tight though.
Once I lit the cigar up the first notes are chocolate and spice. Taking a few more puffs on cigar the flavors of leather and earth come through. The draw was slightly too tight for me at this point. The band came off easily, and yes it has to be taken off early or you'll burn it. I know your tobacconist would like you to only smoke it to the band, but it gets more interesting after you take it off. The ash was a brownish grey and needed to be tapped off after an inch and a quarter. The burn was slightly uneven, but nothing that needed correcting.
The second third saw much of the same with a couple positive changes. The draw opened up to near perfect, although I would have preferred it a little looser. Of the samples I smoked they tended to be be slightly tight. The flavors continued to be very enjoyable with the main ones being chocolate, leather, earth with a slight sweetness on the finish. The spice toned down a bit, but never went away. The burn also evened itself out. The cigar seemed to me to be of medium strength.
On into the final third didn't see much change in the way of flavors, but that wasn't a bad thing. The spice did come back, but by no means was overwhelming. I can definitely say I was enjoying the cigar.
Overall this was a great cigar. I can definitely see myself smoking this cigar again. I would like to try the other sizes to see how they compare to this size. I do think that this cigar would be great for almost any but the most inexperienced smoker as I felt that while it was full flavored while the nicotine kick wasn't overly strong. I would suggest picking this cigar up and giving it a try when you can find it.
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