Friday, May 29, 2015

Padilla - Reserva Maduro - Toro

Strength:  Full
Origins:  Nicaragua
Wrapper:  San Andres Maduro
Shape:  straight
Length:  5.7"
Ring size:  50
Approx. cost:  $8
Bdawg says:  What a good looking cigar.  The wrapper is dark brown, oily, and nicely constructed.  The draw is easy producing great volumes of billowy smoke and a salt and pepper colored ash.  The flavor is charcoal, espresso, and earth.  The burn is slow and even.  

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I tried this cigar with a New Holland Kolsch, but it was a little too lite for the cigar.  Not a very good pairing...
New Holland Brewing Co.
Holland, MI
Full Circle
Kolsch Style Beer
4.9% abv
Bdawg says:  As far as Kolsch's go, this is a pretty good one.  If you like a cold Coors Lite.  It it's a hot day.  If you just want to shot gun a beer or several, by all means this is a good beer for you.  Mild, slightly sweet, not hoppy at all.  I am just not a fan of Kolsch's.  I like a little more taste to my beer.  2.5 Hearts

I later tried the same cigar with a Southern Tier 2XIBA.  A much darker beer for this full flavored cigar.  Now we're talking.  Perfect pairing!
Southern Tier Brewing Co.
Lakewood, NY
India Black Ale
8% abv
Bdawg Says:  Dark, smooth, chocolatey, hoppy.
4 Hearts

Another beer I tried with this cigar was Sea Dog Brewing Co. Blue Paw Wild Blueberry Ale:
Sea Dog Brewing Co.
Portland, ME

Blue Paw
Wild Blueberry Ale
4.6% abv
Bdawg Says:  Too sweet.  Too light.  Too Blueberry-y.
2 Hearts

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