Cigar Reviewed: Macanudo M Espresso with Cream
Disclaimer - This review contains high levels of sarcasm. Reader discretion is advised.
Hey you! Yeah you! You look like a man (or woman) of discerning tastes! If you think that describes you... Well, move along. Otherwise, you can keep reading. This review will be all fluff and no substance, simple, yet tasteless.
Which is honestly how I wish this cigar had been. So let's get to the subject at hand: M by Macanudo, Espresso w/ cream.
Well, my mother always said if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. So here goes: The construction is good. The burn didn't bother me, and I could puff away as necessary.
So CigarWorld, bang up job with storing this cigar correctly. Now if you had sent me something that didn't make me cringe at each puff, we'd be getting somewhere. Probably my fault. You see, I'm a black-coffee-rich-cigar kind of guy. Nothing quite starts my day like my Costco breakfast blend mug of motor oil and a simple, no frills blend like a Fuente Chateau Fuente. So imagine the match made in heaven when they decided I'd be the perfect test subject for this infused, injected, incubated, in-whatever-the-hell-this-is defilement of perfectly good tobacco.
I'm being generous with my numerical ratings. I'm sure some folks like flavors in cigars and this will be right up their alley. Well, CigarWorld, you can stick this one right up your alley. Be prepared to be blown away by powerful flavors such as cinnamon, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and oh, did I mention cinnamon? This cigar tastes like a candle my wife bought at one of those mall stores back when malls used to be a thing. There's also this weird eggnog kind of aftertaste. Weird.
Now don't get me wrong, these flavored cigars have their place. That place is just not with me.
Pairing-wise, if I had to smoke these regularly, I'd probably pair these cigars with a whisky. A cheap one. Something you wouldn't mind drowning your sorrows in, that dulls not only the senses but the tastebuds.
Thanks for reading, folks!