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Diesel Fool's Errand Stubborn Fool Perfecto
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Adam (BewareDaPenguin)

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Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique generously sponsored by our member ntanner (Neal).  The cigar provided for this round is the Diesel Fool's Errand Stubborn Fool Perfecto.

The Fool's Errand Stubborn Fool may appear to be fun and games, but this full-bodied joker ain't nothing to laugh about! This limited-edition, medium-full bodied perfecto is the first installment of the Fool's Errand, which is a collaboration between Justin Andrews of Scandinavian Tobacco Group and master cigar crafter AJ Fernandez. The cigars are handmade at the Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars factory in Nicaragua. It offers excellent construction and comes only in the perfecto size which has nipple at the foot. On the inside, this cigar has a combination of Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers, bound with Honduran leaf and then finished off in a dark oily Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, this premium handmade is ready to entertain your taste buds.

Diesel Fool's Errand Stubborn Fool Perfecto

Fool's Errand Stubborn Fool Perfecto
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Country of Origin:
Connecticut Broadleaf
This cigar was enjoyed with Water

Pre-Light: 8 Points of 10 Possible

Wrapper was selected nicely. Triple cap was also applied nicely. Nice dark chocolate color, some very fine sun spots but you had to look really close to see them, obliviously didn't affect burn or flavor. Cigar was rolled pretty tight & firm. Smelled of sweet cedar & tobacco.

Lighting and Burn: 12 Points of 15 Possible

Cigar was a nice perfecto roll which sometimes can light a little wonky, mine did, so I made sure to touch it up right away, then it burned down fairly clean. Ash was a nice dark grey & black - held on in inches. Draw was pretty on point, and packed well, felt like it might be tight, but put out plenty of smoke with little effort.

Construction: 27 Points of 30 Possible

Again the wrapper was selected very nicely, no heavy veins, nice perfecto roll, which can be tricky I'm sure. I thought it was packed a bit tight, but it drew great, no issues at all, just a little bit of work getting it to burn even at the start but once it got going, it was very nice. Triple cap was applied nicely and cut clean with a straight blade, no flagging.  

Flavor and Aroma: 38 Points of 45 Possible

1st few puff were a bit thick and strong licorice & pepper, I thought this was going to carry on throughout, but luckily it got real smooth and the pepper dropped to the back in the second 3rd - could pick up some almond notes as well, got a bit salty was a nice smooth transition. Final 3rd the pepper bite picked back up and was a bit overpowering of everything else, I really enjoyed the second 3rd. It was super smooth and the most complex with flavors.


Thanks again to Neal & Geeks for letting me hop in, I was a bit hesitant since I've done so many and wanted to see a few new/ more guys step up, but this cigar was very enjoyable. I haven't smoked a Diesel in a while but this was a nice broadleaf, very much up my alley. The second 3rd really shined for me, wish it would've held into that for the rest of the stick, but it got more full in the final 3rd, overall still a pretty good stick that burned well and was fairly smooth for a medium to med-full type stick. Thanks again!

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