A few weeks ago I reviewed the Dissident Soapbox Lancero. In an unfortunate twist of events the departure of Gordon Crippen & Ryan Johnson from Dissident was announced just a day prior. Ultimately what this will mean for the Dissident brand is unknown.
The Dissident Home was a new release at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans. Produced entirely with Honduran tobacco, it is available as a single vitola Toro (6x54) and sold as 10 count boxes.
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I used my trusty v-cutter and found the draw to be good.
The initial draw produces a light sweet creaminess with a hint of cedar. There’s light pepper and spices on the retrohale that fade quite quickly. The spices kick up in strength to a medium minus as the first third settles in. I’m not sure if I’m having a stroke but I start to get a grape Kool-Aid or grape nerds flavor that mixes into the cedar to finish the draw. It doesn’t stick around for very long. The burn here is fantastic. I start to get some sweet clover and sweet hay as the first third winds down.
Some dry leather starts out the middle third. Some cocoa develops and plays against the leather.
In the last third there’s some citrus that enters into the flavors. The cocoa is still quite prominent here.
Total smoking time 2 hours and 11 minutes.
I’m not normally a huge fan of Honduran tobacco, so the Dissident Home was a great cigar to challenge my biases. I think cigar smokers that are big fans of Honduran tobacco are going to go bananas over the Dissident Home.
The Dissident Home would naturally pair with rum, coffee or iced coffee.