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Dean
11-10-2008, 10:16 AM
Well here goes my first review

I have just finished a Helix Corona Tubos

CIGAR: Helix Tubo
SIZE: 5" X 50
ORIGIN: Honduros
WRAPPER: Connecticut Shade
BINDER: Mexican
FILLER: Dom, Nic, Braz,
SHAPE: Corona (Tubo)
BURN: Perfect.
ASH: Pure white solid ash. Was 1 1/2 inches before I broke it.
SMOKE: Good volume of leafy walnuty smoke
STRENGTH: Mild getting a bit stronger at the end.
FLAVOUR: Hay, grass, Walnut, Autumn Leaves

Appearance 5 out of 5 ( Well made, with a silky oily wrapper

Aroma 3 out of 5 (nice aroma, mild & slightly nutty)

Burn 20 out of 20 (burnt evenly, without relights)

Taste 55 out of 70 ( a good taste for a beginner or those who prefer a mild smoke, so looses a few marks for its mildness)

Total 83

As a Novice I really enjoyed this stick it was a perfect mild smoke for a sunny Autumn morning. Good construction that gave me 45 minutes of downtime. I thought a good price @ ?6.24 from my local Tesco. i may review the other 3 premium cigars they stock. If i got given another i would have to leave it in the humidor to age a bit

cohibaIV
11-10-2008, 11:01 AM
Good review Dean...Didn't know Tesco sold stickes...!!

Dean
11-10-2008, 12:13 PM
Good review Dean...Didn't know Tesco sold stickes...!!

thanks mate,

yeah the larger stores do the helix, a Don Tomas corona, a macanudo, and a montechristo, have not tried the latter two yet

Dean

Robusto
11-10-2008, 01:50 PM
I've noticed the blue tube on the Tesco tobacconists' shelves before but haven't tried it. I might now.

I usually pick up a Montecristo from Tesco if I'm out and about. In Waitrose, the tobacconist section is usually less busy, so they will hand over the hand-made rack for you to have a good look through.

I've picked up the odd Romeo y Juieta from Tesco that has been completely dried out. Weird from a tubo. You feel conned!

larrysputnik
11-10-2008, 03:16 PM
Nice review. I'm going to look around for that stick to try one myself. :41:

Dean
11-10-2008, 03:32 PM
I've noticed the blue tube on the Tesco tobacconists' shelves before but haven't tried it. I might now.

I usually pick up a Montecristo from Tesco if I'm out and about. In Waitrose, the tobacconist section is usually less busy, so they will hand over the hand-made rack for you to have a good look through.

I've picked up the odd Romeo y Juieta from Tesco that has been completely dried out. Weird from a tubo. You feel conned!

Oooh i will keep my eye for the Romeo Y Julieta was my very first cigar a friend bought 3 back from cuba for me for ?10. my local Tesco dont do them,

price wise the Don Tomas is ?5.24 the Helix ?6.24 The Montechristo and the Macanudo were around the ?8.50 mark. a tad expensive but good when ya supply is dwindling and you are out and about.

cohibaIV
11-10-2008, 03:35 PM
'Helix' I just think of rulers......lol :rolleyes: Sorry, not myself today :der:

Montesmoke
11-10-2008, 04:44 PM
'Helix' I just think of rulers......lol :rolleyes: Sorry, not myself today :der:

HaHa yea me too:smoke:

Major_Tom
15-10-2008, 06:14 PM
Bought a Helix cigar for ?4 from my local asda the other day and it wasn't half bad. It was in the larger 50g tube but was a petit corona (to my disappointment!).

I too was surprised, particularly at how well humidified it was. The tube has cedar wrapper, a cork seal and a damp sponge inside. Very impressed.