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“This is an incredibly smooth and refined cigar. Medium bodied through out with a complex flavor profile that amps up as you smoke it. Creamy and nutty with nice easy going spiciness. Additionally the construction and burn are perfect making this cigar a smoking pleasure from start to finish.”
“I spent one fantastic hour and a half with the LADC EE No.5 the other night. Man, what a fine smoke. After an initial blast of spice and white pepper, the cigar quickly mellowed out to a beautifully toasty medium bodied stick. The burn and construction were perfect as you would expect from a cigar of this caliber;cool, smooth and delicious to the nub. I will buy nothing else until I can get some of these in my humidor. Many thanks to the BOTL that gifted me this cigar.”
“Another incredible creation from the master blender...havent had a stick by Pepin that I didnt want to eat,,,this one passes the test with flying colors,,,rich oily wrapper,,medium bodied,,spices flying through,,gonna need new fingerprints after this burner...if you havent tried it its a must have,,,this is my top 5,,,DPG Blue, 601 Red, Cubao, RP Edge, and the La Aroma EE, if any of those are on your list,,,then make this the latest edicion....”
“Picked up 5 belicosas on a Jambalaya a few weeks ago. Let them rest a little but I really couldn't wait to try one. The cigar is a masterpiece in appearance and construction and the fancy schmancy band doesn't hurt. Evenly packed with a beautiful wrapper and a perfect burn. Somewhat creamy with a spicy, white peppery finish. A little bitterness is present, but nothing a couple of months rest wouldn't cure. In fact this would be a great cigar to age for a year or two; I'll bet it would become unbelievable. I'm a huge Don Pepin Garcia fan, and this one is up there with his other finest efforts. The best comparison might be with the Serie JJ, but I think I prefer this. It's a little out of my price range, unfortunately, but if you've got the dough you won't be disappointed. Highly recommended.”
“Ah, another Pepin classic (La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial). This one isn't quite as spicy as some of his other blends, but this is a quality smoke nonetheless. The smoke is smooth and flavorful and the construction was flawless. One I plan to keep in the humidor for years to come!”
“I'm a big time Pepin fan! And enjoy all of his spicy, peppery creations, and the( La Aroma de Cuba Edicion )Especial is no exception. This cigar shows it's spicy side off the bat, then morphs into a creamy, nutty, very flavorful smoke with a tad of pepper on the finish. Very smooth, very balanced. The aroma produced by the cigar is heavenly. This cigar is definately worked it's way into my top 5 favorite cigars. I would recommend this smoke to any fan of Med/Full bodied smokes.”
“This is a hit and miss smoke. Wrapper is always flawless, but binder and filler occasionaly seems like it wasn't allowed to age properly. I have gotten around this a couple of times by allowing the cigar to rest for 6 months in the humi, but for the price this shouldn't have to be a standard practice. When this cigar is on, it is on. It is more toward the full bodied side of things, but not so much that it requires an "accomplished" pallet to enjoy. It has a nice draw (I don't get the box press or the I-press so if that is your thing the draw wouldn't be that great.) I am a robusto fan, so I haven't smoked any of the larger offerings, but this might be an answer to the filler and binder issues. All in all a good cigar, but you may have to let it rest a good while before smoking.”
“Hey C.I. and fellow herfers,I've been a fan of the standard (La Aroma De Cuba) so when I found out that they were doing a collaboration with Don Pepin Garcia I already knew these would be first rate-got a box of robustos and smoked a few and they were just exquisite .I'm letting the rest age and distracting myself with other cigars.Trying to imagine how they'll taste in 6mo. to a year.Thanks C.I. as always,RK”
“Smoking one as I write. Has a lot of pepper at the start pretty smooth with tobacco flavor. Can't complain worth what you pay for . This one for sure in the top ten. These are a must buy. Try them.
“Very solid and smooth. I like the band and how it was made. I ordered a bundle last week. Time will tell if I really like them but so far their great. I've seen these in the magazine a lot but never order them. You can't go wrong that's for sure.”
“To ME of MA, dude you know your smokes for sure but instead of the RP you mentioned replace that with the 601 green or the Diesel Shorty now you have a list of fine smokes. These are excellent burning, tasting and smelling indeed and should at least be in the top 20 cigars imho. You won't be disappointed if you try these, well worth the price and the wait!”
“Exotic floral aromas, sweet cedar, a tart fruitiness and mild nuts round out this cigar. The belicoso has an oily habano wrapper that burns slow and even with an excellent draw. It starts out with full flavor and than mellows out with a mild zesty finish. A perfect multi dimensional summer cigar that goes great with ice tea and lemon.”
“A fantastic cigar! The E.E. #55 is the cigar I like to enjoy. Just an all-around great cigar- another one I really like to keep in my humidor!”
“La Aroma De Cuba Edicion Especial #55 is one of my favorite cigars! I always like to have several of these in my humidor to enjoy on a special occasion! Well Done!”
“What a good cigar. I do agree that there might be some inconsistant issues, but the least is still great. My recent purchase is perfect, smooth from the start (older box?) #2 robusto. The roll is not too tight or loose, but perfect with clouds of light gray smoke, even burn, and a kick that becomes apparent at 2". A bit pricey, but a total joy. Maybe a bit smoother in flavor than mi amore or mi amore reserve, but equal power. Hard to decide between ee and mi amore reserve. No way these are going to sit. As good or better than the best cubans I have experienced. Pull the trigger.”