Punch Rare Corojo El Diablo

Punch Rare Corojo

Punch Rare Corojo pic

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra

Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf

Filler: Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan

Size: El Diablo 6 ½ x 66

Price: $8.25

Acquired: Samples courtesy of Punch Cigars

The Punch Rare Corojo line is a cigar that has been around for some years and has once again been reintroduced for 2015. The 2015 version will be available in 20 count boxes (except for the Rare Lapiz which will only be available in 10 count boxes). Price ranges from $3.99-$8.25. The Punch Rare Corojo will be available in eight sizes:

Champion: 4 1/2 x 60

Double Corona: 6 3/4 x 48

El Doble: 6 x 60

Magnum: 5 1/4 x 54

Pita: 6 1/8 x 50

Rothschild: 4 1/2 x 50

El Diablo: 6 1/2 x 66

Rare Lapiz: 6 3/4 x 56 (Limited Edition for 2015)

Looks: This cigar is a beast! It’s huge, 6 ½ x 66 box pressed. I guess I can see where they got the name El Diablo for this size. The Punch Rare Corojo has two bands, the first being the standard Punch band that is red, white, and gold and reads, “PUNCH” on top and “Imported” on the bottom. The second band sits right under the first and reads “ Rare Corojo” in white over a red band that is trimmed in gold. The cigar has a dark brown Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper leaf that has an almost suede like finish to it. The veining of the wrapper leaf is minimal and it is finished on top with a nice triple cap.

Taste: The first flavors that greet you on the Punch Rare Corojo are that of oak wood and nuts followed by the slightest bit of cocoa. There is a definite creaminess that is present on the back end that will stay present throughout the smoke. A quarter of the way into this cigar the wood and nutty flavors are still predominant but the cocoa flavor has also increased quite a bit and is starting to be joined by a slight saltiness and hints of leather. By about the half, the dominant flavors are still that of wood, nuts, and cocoa. The leather notes have found a definite place amongst this cigar and compliment the creaminess nicely. These flavors remain pretty consistent throughout the remainder of the smoke.

Strength: Medium.

Burn: Did require a couple small touch ups to keep the burn even, however on a cigar of this size that does not bother me all that much. I will note that I was smoking outside and wind could definitely have had an effect on it.

So, should you try it? Sure. To be completely honest the large size is not what I typically go for in a cigar. I personally would be more likely to smoke the smaller sizes. However, if you are a big ring gauge person, this is a great stick for you. The flavor is great and it definitely gives you quite a bit of smoking time!

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