Okay guys, I'm a little ashamed to do this, seeing as how we have been mostly sticking to premium cigars in this thread, but looking back on my first review, I did say that a 1 was phillies blunts, lol. So, anyway, I'm reviewing a sub-par cigar tonight, namely the Backwoods Honey-Berry cigars. I believe they are made near my home town of Douglassville, PA, but they are very well known around the campus too. Well, down to business.
Backwoods Honey-Berry cigarillo(?), handroll: 2.3
This cigar is available in an 8-pack for less than five dollars. This should clue everyone in on its quality right off. However, there are some very good things about this particular smoke that should be mentioned. Even as a person who usually considers himself to be a tobacco purist, I find that every now and then a flavored cigar is worth my time. This is one of those times. The aroma is delicious, the taste, while nothing compared to say, a padron(again, my favorite) is very sweet and extra mild. That is where the good points end. The construction is terrible, and the cigar falls apart three-quarters of the way through the smoke. It is handrolled, but not in the way you are thinking. Think hand rolled like a hand rolled cigarette. It looks a lot like I'm smoking a marijuana blunt. The draw suffers due to the construction and the finish has no hint of a buzz and leaves a sour aftertaste. Overall, not a cigar I'd recommend to those of you who stick to $5+ cigars.