Review | Avanti Parodi

Last night while watching the Boston Bruins at my local watering hole, some of my friends challenged me to review a Parodi. Without really thinking things through, I accepted the challenge. I got to thinking, wondering how many people would review a Parodi and I thought to myself not many. At the end of the day if we can’t poke fun at ourselves, then we take the cigar review way to serious. What we do is offer an opinion, an opinion that the user should only use as a guideline, and never as a final decision. Taste is subjective, and for everyone who reads this site, I thank you. But, I always ask you formulate your own opinion and not take my word as gospel. Like you, I am just a guy who enjoy a good cigar and the camaraderie that goes along with it.

Needless to say this review should be taken with a grain of salt.

Cigar: Parodi
Size: 4.5 x 34
Wrapper: American
Binder: American
Filler: American
Strength: Medium

The Look: Wrapped in cellophane with a cardboard sleeve, the cigar looks more like a pastry like a crocodile from Hostess. Once you remove the packaging this machine-made cigar has character. It is also hard with no give, and could probably be used as a railroad spike, or to kill a vampire. One thing is for sure, it reminds me something Clint Eastwood would smoke in an old western.

The Notes: The cold draw reminds me of walking into a tire shop. There is a rubber like essence to the cigar, and a hint of fire cured tobacco.  Once the cigar is lit, I am actually a little surprised that this little slice of ‘Murica has some decent qualities to it. It’s almost like the bastard child of a Leccia Black with its tobacco from Tennessee and Kentucky.

The Burn: Considering how ugly the wrapper is I am surprised how well the cigar burns with its marble color ash and near perfect draw.

The Finish: Like the rides at an amusement park that state you must be this tall to ride, the Perodi should come with a similar sign stating you must be of X age to enjoy this cigar. While I don’t have my AARP card, nor am I married to my sister or cousin, I was able to see why people enjoy this cigar. One its cheap two it’s not bad compared to a Garcia Vega or Phillies. As for me, I will stick to my premium cigars, and we all have a more serious review later today.

Score: 65 (The Age You Need To Be to Enjoy, a joke in all actuality this score isn’t worthy of a rating)
Price: $40.00 for 50.

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