Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Diesel Fool's Errand Stubborn Fool Perfecto
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: David Robinson (gitfiddl)

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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 Black coffee/ice water

Pre-Light: 10 Points of 10 Possible

The cigar looked really good, sporting a nice moderately toothy dark brown wrapper with a few veins and a bit o an oily sheen.  It felt full and heavy in the hand, with no soft spots.  The double bands were attractive and not overdone.  The cap cut cleanly with no issues.

Lighting and Burn: 14 Points of 15 Possible

Once lit, the burn was a little wobbly (as are most perfectos), but once the burn-line made it over the shoulder at the foot and got a little help from my torch, the burn was dead-even for the duration of the smoking time.  No relights were needed.  The cigar produced firm lighter gray ash that held on until it reached the primary band.  The smoke produced was thick, creamy and voluminous.  The total smoke time for me was right at an hour and twenty minutes.

Construction: 29 Points of 30 Possible

The draw was almost perfect for me, maybe just a tad on the free side.  Other than that, there were no construction issues.  The cap was well-applied.  There were no really noticeable seams in the wrapper, and just a few veins.

Flavor and Aroma: 43 Points of 45 Possible

This cigar was a little surprising in that the tastes changed more than I'd expect in a cigar this size.  The flavors were definitely enjoyable.  At first puff, I noticed  deep leather and woody notes, with some cashew-like nuttiness with that certain sweetness I've come to expect from Broadleaf-wrapped cigars.  As I got into the second third, I began to get more of a coffee-like flavor, with hints of white pepper.  During the final third, the pepper got spicier and more towards red pepper and a fair amount of cedar became apparent and the cigar  finished off with those flavors at the forefront..


In closing, I'd like to thank Neal (ntanner) for sponsoring this Geek Critique.  This cigar was definitely one of the best cigars I've smoked lately.  Sadly, it looks like these were a limited release.  I'd definitely pick some up to have in my humidor.

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