It seems that Lost and Found is all the rage these days, prying old cigars out of factories and rereleasing them to the public with slick marketing tactics and names that bring attention to the consumer. For instance, as I am writing this review, I have a cock in my hand. Not just any cock mind you, a Swollen Cock, one of the latest releases from Lost and Found, sent to me by Logan to give my thoughts on. Before I begin the review, I must say that the response to these releases seems to be polarizing. At the end of the day, a cigar is a cigar, and is either good or bad. I could care less what the packaging is, where it came from, or who made it. My experiences thus far with Lost and Found have been quite good, so I was excited to get my hands on a classic 11/18 size blend released in 2012.

 

Wrapper: Corojo 2008

Binder: Corojo 2008

Filler: Corojo 2008


Dry Draw: Cinnamon and bread


First Third: The Swollen Cock had a toasty beginning, with hints of brown sugar on the draw, and some bang on the retro. The finish was smooth, freshly shaven if you will, with a creamy profile overall. The cinnamon and bread notes I detected on the dry draw came alive about an inch in as well, adding to the brown sugar flavors and pepper of the retrohale.

 

Second Third: More sweetness come out of the Swollen Cock as the girth increased. I loved the brown sugar notes on the draw, while the retro was a little dry for my tastes. The cinnamon and sweetness were great though, and I picked up some smooth caramel after the midpoint. As the Swollen Cock shrank, notes of coriander hit the nose, providing a little more depth.

 

Final Third: The brown sugar sweetness continued to dominate, while the Swollen Cock shrunk like Castanza in a pool. The caramel flavors continued to impress, with some nice charred oak flavors coming in right at the end.

 

Construction: No problems

 

Final Thoughts: Couple –  86. Personally, I love corojo, and the Swollen Cock was bursting with corojo love. Having a general idea of where this 11/18 sized cigar came from, I have always bought a few of these at a time when I see them. I like the idea of getting them a bit cheaper without the band and fancy coffin, which typically end up being mold magnets. So I would gladly pay less for what Lost and Found is offering, given the age of the releases. I think this is a great offering, and would grab multiple singles of each if my shop had them. 

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Comment by bob dog on April 13, 2015 at 10:26am

Great review!! I'm a big fan of Corojo also and wouldn't mind scoring a couple of these! #Day13


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Comment by Trippopolis on April 13, 2015 at 12:14pm

I think this rating system confuses me.  It sounds like a pretty good review, but it only scored an 86.   I'm guessing this is because you can't or wouldn't buy more than a couple at a time?

Comment by Charlie on April 13, 2015 at 12:37pm
Comment by HardlyClerkin® on April 13, 2015 at 4:54pm

Not sure if I have said it yet but this rating system is great for the fact that you can, not love a cigar but still see what other people would see in the cigar and not have the rating plummet. 

Great review sir 

#Day13

Comment by Catfishbluezz on April 13, 2015 at 6:49pm
That's just it. It's a decent cigar, and a good cigar, just not something I would buy a ton of at $15. To me, there is no reason a review cannot be good even if you don't like it. I'd be surprised if people hated it and thought it sucked. For $15, a cigar has to blow me away...
Comment by Charlie on April 13, 2015 at 9:33pm

For $15 it better have aged very well! I can buy a guarantee for $15...Padron 1926/64.

Comment by Catfishbluezz on April 13, 2015 at 11:32pm

Yeah exactly...  This is the best tobacco Camacho has to offer, and it does not offer a $15 experience that blows me away.  However, being that I like corojo, when I see Camacho do aged corojo sticks, I normally grab a few.  That's why I liked the 2012, and enjoyed this stick.  I am not a Camacho fan, but I enjoy some of their corojo offerings that aren't overpowering.

Comment by Charlie on September 6, 2015 at 4:28pm

I just picked up a single so I'm excited to compare it to your review...

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