Review: Brick House Mighty Mighty Maduro Gordo

I picked up the Brick House Mighty Mighty Maduro Gordo from Atlantic Cigar along with some other singles I had been meaning to review.   This had been resting in my humidor since August of 2013.

 

Nose:

The nose on this Brick House is really engaging.  Barnyard, cedar, coffee and vanilla combine to leave you eager to light up.

 

 

Construction:

This Brick House Mighty Mighty Maduro was reviewed in the Gordo size, measuring 6 1/4” x 60 ring gauge.  It has a very large but nicely designed gold, black and red wrapper.  There is a second band indicating that this is from their Maduro line.  Although the blend remains the same as the rest of the Brick House line, the wrapper is a Brazilian Arapiraca Maduro. 

Originally released by J.C. Newman in 2012 in response to demand for a Brick House sporting a Maduro wrapper. 

 

 

Flavor:

First Third

Pepper right off the start.  There’s some sweetness on the post draw.  The pepper drops off as the first third establishes itself and the sweetness builds into a complex vanilla flavor.  There is some earthy aftertaste at about the 8 minute mark.   The earth notes coat the tongue and mutes the sweetness somewhat.

Middle Third

The earth present in the first third is much stronger here in the second third.  The sweetness is still present but the strength is dialed back.  A lot of the complex flavors present in the first third fall off here.

Last Third

Still earthy going into the final third.  The sweetness is almost non-existent by this point.

Burn/Draw:

A nice even burn that held the ash tightly.  The draw is exactly where it should be.

Value:

Value for days here as a single in the Gordo vitola can be picked up for as low as $5.50.  Grab a 5 pack for $28, or a box of 25 for around $135.  A sub $6 price on these makes them an extremely attractive buy.

 

Final Word:

This Brick House Mighty Mighty Maduro Gordo is a solid mid level cigar.  It’s not overly complex, but at the same time it has no flavors that would offend the palate.  I would mark this down as an easy daily smoke or something you’d be happy to share with one of your smoking buddies.   The price point these are an absolute steal considering the flavors that they bring to the table.   I need to add a reminder to pick up a box of these the next time my travels take me to the US.

 

 


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