La Aroma De Cuba El Jefe Review

Version:
La Aroma De Cuba El Jefe
Price:
$8.00

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Rating:
4
On November 30, 2012
Last modified:May 10, 2013

Summary:

Even with the massive vitola, this is a perfect cigar for a beginner smoker. With the Jeef, you can experience something not too powerful, but also with non-offensive, simple flavors. It's really a good cigar for when you want to spend most of your day outside. While this may not become a staple of my humidor, I will definitely grab a few next time I'm hitting the links.

Brand: Ashton                           Country:  Nicaragua
   Size: 7 x 58                           Wrapper:  Connecticut Broadleaf
 Price: $8.00 (Buy)

La Aroma De Cuba El Jefe Review
The Label Factor:

No surprises here — I love the label on the El Jefe just like I love the labels on all of the La Aroma De Cuba cigars.  All of the cigars in this line have a really great, old-time classic cigar look.  While many other brands have taken their labels in a more modern, sleek direction, Ashton seems to have maintained the classic style here and it serves these cigars very well.

La Aroma De Cuba El Jefe Inch In

What We Liked:

The El Jefe, which probably translates roughly to “The Jeef”, is a very visually and physically appealing cigar.  Pick this big boy up and you’ll immediately notice the solid construction with only a few prominent veins.  There is something very appealing to smoking such a substantial cigar.  Because of the size, I would call this the perfect golf cigar.  You could probably enjoy the Jeef for a good 12 holes — it’s a long smoke.

The Jeef was not only pleasing to the eyes and hands, but also to the palate. This is a mellow, medium-bodied cigar that kicks off with a fairly generic earthy flavor. Because of how mild it is, you won’t get a whole lot of strong flavors out of this cigar. Towards the end I did get a prominent cocoa flavor that lasted through the finish.  Again, not amazing flavors throughout, but definitely a smooth, enjoyable experience.

When you get 70 degree weather in the middle of November, it is difficult not to grab a cigar like El Jefe to take advantage of the sunshine.  This will certainly keep you outside for a while, enjoying the sun with a nice beverage and a good stick.

La Aroma De Cuba El Jefe Halfway

What We Didn’t Like:

I can’t help but compare the El Jefe to other cigars in the La Aroma De Cuba line, such as the Mi Amor Reserva, and it is here where the stick fumbles a bit.  The Reserva brings more to the table in flavor and complexity and the Mi Amor is even better than that. In a way, the Jeef is like Godfather III — just no way it is going to live up to the others in the line.

La Aroma De Cuba El Jefe Smoked Low

Should You Try/Buy It:

Yes, definitely.  Even with the massive vitola, this is a perfect cigar for a beginner smoker. With the Jeef, you can experience something not too powerful, but also with non-offensive, simple flavors.  It’s really a good cigar for when you want to spend most of your day outside.  While this may not become a staple of my humidor, I will definitely grab a few next time I’m hitting the links.

Interested in trying the La Aroma De Cuba El Jefe? You can buy it here.

Overall: ★★★★☆