The Diesel Grind is a B&M exclusive that I picked up when I attended CATSFest 2014. Diesel is created by AJ Fernandez who has a significant number of blends consistently coming up on my ‘buy list’. The Diesel line currently consists of the Unholy Cocktail, Unlimited, Shorty Edition, Grind, and Crucible.

The Diesel Grind series is available in 5 vitolas: Shorty (4-1/2”x60), Robusto (5”x54), Belicoso (5”x56”), Toro (6”x52) and Double Toro (6”x60).

 

Vitola: Belicoso

Size: 5” x 56 Ring Gauge

Wrapper: Habano Ecuador Oscuro Sun Grown

Binder: Habano Honduras

Filler: Nicaraguan, Honduran

Cigars Smoked for this Review: One per Reviewer

Price Point: $7 – $8

Cigar Purchased: Manufacturer’s sample

Quick Note: For this review we used Logan’s rating system. You can view it in detail here.

 

Overall Cigar Federation Average Review: 90 AKA “Box Split”

“The Diesel Grind is a full bodied smoke with great balanced flavors that don’t fade from start to finish.”

Surgeon’s Review:

On the nose I’m able to pick up loads of spices with an undertone of rich fermented tobacco. If this doesn’t have you eager to light up, I don’t know what would.

As is becoming tradition for me, I used a v-cut and found the draw to be towards towards the loose end. The cold draw was rich tobacco and spices which matched everything I was picking up on the nose.

The first was a complex medley of nuts, spices, and a lighter pepper that lingers. What a great start! Surprisingly the retrohale is lighter than I would have expected with the nuts and pepper being present but quite subdued.

There’s some dried wood characteristics coming through about 45 minutes in.

The Diesel Grind doesn’t seem to evolve in the middle third. Still getting the initial flavors with an excellent balance. As the middle third progresses the pepper is long gone barely detectable on the retrohale.

Still the same flavor profile in the last third, with some earth being introduced and the spices edging out the rest in intensity. Just a fantastic close out here.

The Diesel Grind is a full bodied smoke with great balanced flavors that don’t fade from start to finish. I can’t believe that Diesel wasn’t on my radar before now. If you have the opportunity you owe it to yourself to grab some of the Diesel Grind or others from the Diesel line-up to try for yourself.

 

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Comment by Mickey irratebass on November 11, 2014 at 8:11am

Man I have been looking and looking for these, with no success.I really dig AJF, he has a great track record. Nice review, and I am STILL looking for them.

I heard they were an CI store exclusive they could not be purchased online, just in the store, but I have had a couple of people go to the store and could not find them......so I am at a loss where these can be found, they must be a unicorn.


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Comment by Cigar Surgeon on November 11, 2014 at 8:37am

The only place I know for certain that carries them Mickey is http://www.MeierDutch.com

Comment by Dave Nichols on November 11, 2014 at 8:51am
Man, I love the Deisels. Was probably one of the first cigars that I went back for more. Of course that delicious local PA Broadleaf helps. Yea, I didn't see these when at the CI store, but with a score like this I want to head back up and check again.

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Comment by Mickey irratebass on November 11, 2014 at 8:56am

Thanks John!!!!!


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Comment by Mickey irratebass on November 11, 2014 at 8:56am

Box split after the new year Dave??????

Comment by Charlie on November 11, 2014 at 10:31am

I'll pass on the catalog smokes, nice review though!

Comment by Dave Nichols on November 11, 2014 at 10:38am

What if Surgeon gave this a 100? You wouldn't even be slightly interested? Just because it can be bought out of a catalog? I saw the LP #9 and Papas Fritas in Cigar International's catalog this morning. Better stop smoking them. 


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Comment by Cigar Surgeon on November 11, 2014 at 12:13pm

I think I've only ever given out 2 x 100 scores. One was a Padron 1926.


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Comment by Mickey irratebass on November 11, 2014 at 1:42pm

Yeah Charlie, show me a catalog you can order these from?

Comment by Charlie on November 11, 2014 at 3:48pm

LOL come on guys I'm joking! Diesel is owned by CI, thats what I meant, maybe not this particular blend but the brand it self....I have smoked one Diesel and it was a "chucker"..

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