I figured since we just had Huff aka “Squigly” of Dante Cigars on CigarChat last week, I would take a second to do a short review of the Dante Classic. I am going to skip all the fluffy background since most of you already know it, and see if this cigar tastes like “meat fat”.

Dante Cigars Classic Asmodeus

Vitola: Corona Gorda

Size: 5.5 x 46

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Beverage: Bigelow English Breakfast Tea

Cigars Smoked for this Review: Two

Smoking Time: 90 Minutes

Price Point: $8.5

Cigar Purchased: Sample from Dante Cigars

Conclusion

Rating: 92/100 aka Box Split via my ranking system

 

For those that read my reviews, they know I have been super critical of SA Maduros in the past (think the Moya Ruiz La Jugada Prieto); however, I think the Dante Classic is pretty f****** amazing. Based on my overall experience, I would call this a box split, and the only reason I can’t recommend a box is the price. Although I will say, at $8.50 it is a solid value, and VERY close to becoming a box buy.


With most SA Maduros, I have to drink quite a bit since the smoke dries out my palate. With the Dante Classic, this isn’t the case. There are notes of intense black pepper, woody notes of oak/cedar, leather, raw earth, and a very dark chocolate. It is a complex, multi-faceted, and evolving deep cigar which will keep you entertained for 90 minutes. For those wondering, I didn’t get any “meat fat” flavors, but the experience was rich like biting into brisket which has been smoked for 15 hours.

 

I have smoked every vitola in the Dante Classic line and the Corona Gorda is my hands down favorite. It is also the second cheapest vitola – second only to the IMP which is $8, for a 4 x 44.

 

What I liked

I love the box packaging on the Dante Classic boxes. They box date the back with the vintage and date. This is a very “cubanesque” thing to do, which isn’t surprising since the Dantes are coming out of Casa Fernandez.

 

As Huff said during CigarChat, the smoke does hit you in the roof of the mouth and envelops the palate. I used the word valoupioush during CigarChat and I think now that assessment is about right.

 

What I didn’t like

Nothing, other than I wished it was priced a dollar cheaper.

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Retailer
Comment by Mickey irratebass on April 9, 2014 at 7:51am

Short, but sweet.....I like that.

Comment by Docwill on April 9, 2014 at 8:09am

I always recommend suggesting lower prices in reviews. Nice touch!


Brand
Comment by RobbyRas on April 9, 2014 at 11:04am

I hear the baby from Meet the Fockers saying the name of this cigar... Assssssss Moooooooooooode


Retailer
Comment by 302JH (ManAngel #2) on April 9, 2014 at 4:41pm

I totally enjoyed this cigar.  Oil Slick Mouth Boy aka Mr. Huffy was accurate when he said the smoke leaves your mouth feeling oily and slick ((PAUSE)). Leaves a nice long finish on your palate.  Flavors are complex and great and right in my wheel house.  When I smoke my next, I'm going to pair it with a nice stout beer.

Comment by Patrick Hosler on April 13, 2014 at 7:31pm
Nice review. I have a fiver otw. Can't wait to try.

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