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Brocatus

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One of the best value handmades you will find.

Last month I realized that for over 2 years I’ve been selling the daylights out of Brocatus and had never even smoked one. I had received some emails telling me how much people liked it, then came more emails, and even more until I finally took notice and grabbed a box to smoke. Damn right! This no-nonsense handmade is quite mellow with some nutty, oaky flavors and a balanced, consistent character. The long-fillers are all Dominican while the wrapper is a smooth Connecticut-seed Ecuadorian leaf with a nice sheen.

And the price! For right around 2 bucks is downright spectacular. 

Note: Brocatus recently underwent a bit of a face lift on the box and band, but the blend and tobaccos inside remain identical.

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Churchill
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Ecuador Connecticut
Origin
Dominican Republic
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False
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Filler
Dominican
Sweet
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Churchill (7.0"x50)
Box of 25
In Stock
$105.00
| save $45.01 43% off
$59.99
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Ecuador Connecticut
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Connecticut
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican
Sweet
False
Robusto (5.0"x50)
Box of 25
In Stock
$90.00
| save $40.01 44% off
$49.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Connecticut
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican
Sweet
False
overall rating 4.24 out of 5 Based on 268 Ratings
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Overall quite good. May buy again.
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3 out of 5
Very good draw, nice aroma, little bitter at the end.
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A very good smoke, & I real enjoy.
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On time shipment. Good smoke for the price.
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Very enjoyable.... and relaxing
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Keith

Brocatus

Keith

If you're looking for an economically-priced golf course cigar, this is it. Over the years I've been asked a million times for a 7" cigar that's mild enough not to be intrusive, enough flavor to be interesting, and a cost of less than $1.25. While it might not fly with the chardonnay-and-brie crowd, for around a buck apiece I'll tell ya, this does the job every time. 

The maker, Luis Tomas Mendez, is not a household name among cigar enthusiasts. That's not for lack of experience in the industry, as he's been a grower and dealer of tobacco for years. Recently he began manufacturing cigars as well, with a factory located in Tamboril, Dominican Republic. His experience as a grower causes him to use great tobaccos in his blends, and this little number is no exception. The fillers are all Dominican while the wrapper is Connecticut-seed with a very smooth texture and slight sheen. It's got a slight nuttiness, some oaky flavors, with a balanced and consistent character. The reduced price might give you pause, but if you're looking for an affordably-priced handmade with flavor, try Brocatus. 

Hey, given the price/value it probably deserves a better rating than this.

Gonz

Brocatus

Gonz

Some cigar brand names will transcend time, no doubt - 5 Vegas (obviously), Montecristo, Perdomo, Cohiba, Punch, Hoyo de Monterrey, Brocatus (??).  Wait, what was that last one?  I'm not even sure how to pronounce it.  Where is the emphasis?  On the "o", the "a" or the "us".  Bro-cah-dus or Bro-cay-tus or Bro-cah-toos.  I don't know, be creative, whatever, but umm, that's actually a cool name.....

....start-dreamscapes 2007.....

if I were king, I want a cool name, something that will forever be remembered in the cellar of history, and preferably something related to my favorite hobby - no, not porn, get your head out of the gutter - cigars you wise-ass.   Let me think, "King Gonz" - probably won't cut it, "King 5 Vegas" - um, damn if that sounded good I like it, "King Brocatus" - hey now, that sounds cool.  "King Brocatus has entered his throne - lift the toilet seat now!"

....end-dreamscapes 2007....

Anyway, not sure if you know this, but this brand is one of the most heavily counterfeited brands on the market.  You'd think I was kidding, but it's the only explanation I can come up with as to why the maker would put the words "The Original" in script on the band.  "The Original Brocatus" - yes! that clearly legitimizes this brand.  If you believe that, I've got a rich uncle in Zimbabwe that will wire you 10 million dollars, just send me your bank account number and I'll promptly forward it to my rich uncle.

OK, now that I've promptly wasted 5 minutes of your time, let me tell you a little something about this phenomenon called Brocatus.  Like most geekers, I feel the need to explain in logic flow format....Part 1 - cheap!  Part 2 -gentle!  Part 3 - yummy!  Part 4 - buy it now!  Here it is in proper logic format:

IF Part 1 AND Part 2

THEN 

     Part 3

     Part 4

ELSE
 

     GOTO Part 1

For those of you without 20 years of programming experience, I'll remove the lingo.  I thought Brocatus was going to be an ordinary backyard chewing, spit up and not taste it kind-of cigar.  I was soooo wrong.  I saw the reviews pile in from folks saying this was the shocker of the century.  I'm a convert, no doubt.  You'll get a chalky-white, firm ash from a smooth cigar that burns consistent, even, and full of good-time everyday flavor.  The gentleness gives it a burn-anytime quality.  The consistency has you coming back for more, and the price seals the deal.  Just a buck+ per stick.  Give this and the silly name a chance, King Brocatus is right-on for this one.

 

Light'em up,

- Gonz