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NobleCigars Act 1
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Cfickter

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Welcome to a Geek Critique of a cigar generously provided to us by member Jon (Noblecigars) of  The cigar provided for this round is the NobleCigars Act 1.  Produced from one of the most well known factories in the world. The wrapper is aged for 3 years, and binder filler 5 years. It is a double ligero, and all are surprised as it doesn't feel like, but at the third burn will kick really hard and shift from medium-full to full. Special thanks goes out to Jon (Noblecigars) of for providing the cigars!

NobleCigars Act 1

Act 1
Ring Gauge:
Country of Origin:
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Act 1 - Wrapper is BroadLeaf Claro Natural 3 yrs aged, while the Binder and Filler Dominican 5 yrs aged. Double Ligero as well.
This cigar was enjoyed with Dark roast coffee, black

Pre-Light: 8 Points of 10 Possible

Very, very veiny wrapper, bumpy, somewhat towards the dry side.  Inconsistent coloring. Slight hard cannon.  Cap cut fine, no fraying.  Pre-light draw lacked any well-defined notes, some very slight cedar.

Lighting and Burn: 12 Points of 15 Possible

Slight wobble at initial burn that quickly corrected itself.  Later in the final third a larger wobble also occurred but again it corrected itself.  No touch up were needed in with case.  Smoke volume is excellent on the draw and light and wispy on rest. Ash is flaky with mid to dark greys.  Ash held very well.  No tunneling or canoeing issues.  Cigar remained lit during longer rests

Construction: 25 Points of 30 Possible

Draw as always very free and easy.  Cap held up well during the entire smoke.  Wrapper was very rough.  Edges were lifted in a couple of places, which did not seem to affect the burn or experience.  no flaking on the wrapper.

Flavor and Aroma: 38 Points of 45 Possible

First 1/3: Initial draw has a strong spicy black pepper which was very surprising considering the soft pre-draw aroma. The pepper was really enhanced on a retrohale.  About an inch in the pepper backs off very slightly.  Heading into the final part of this third we get some earthy cedar notes.

Second 1/3: Starts out more balanced with the cedar notes stepping more to the forefront. Much less pepper on the retrohale. As the third ends the earthy, cedar notes really take over and there is a greater richness to the smoke.

Final 1/3: This last third pretty well follows the notes coming out of the second third.  As you finish the pepper comes back in but not to the strength previously experienced.  


I personally like a cigar that starts strong.  While the cigar didn't show a lot of complexity the overall experience moving thru the flavors that did show was enjoyable.  Hard to be highly critical of the construction since some manufacture go for that rougher finish, not knowing that I did not deduct many points.  Feel the pricing point is a little on the high side at $18 but lower production of boutique manufacturers most likely contributes to that.

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