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Cohiba Behike 54

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Back at the beginning of FEB2011, I kicked off the Cigar Photography blog with few Cohiba Behike 54 photographs and I promised to come back to this cigar in June. The time has come ! I wanted this 5 pack to sit for at least 6 months to get recommended rest. Box Date is JUN2010, it was added to my collection back in DEC2010 and it was pulled out in JUN2011. In addition, my son turned 1 at the beginning of June and I wanted to celebrate his birthday with something different. Cohiba Behike was selected to be that lucky specimen. Enough of the history !

In visual appearance department, Cohiba Behike is definitely an attractive cigar. A very unique band and carefully applied pigtail add that extra umph to the overall package. Although there were some visible seams and veins, I was laser focused on the band and overall presentation. The cigar was rolled very well without any noticeable soft / hard spots. Draw was slightly snug for my preference but I did notice improvement with time. As for as burn goes, I was not impressed. I can appreciate the fact that we are smoking hand-made products but I have smoked many cigars at fraction of the cost which were razor-sharp. Cohiba Behike was far from it. It had its ups and downs, burned straight, then went wavy, then corrected itself, then back to wavy, etc. In flavor department, definitely spice from the beginning to finish with a peak in the middle. I was able to extract woody, earthy, and slightly chocolaty notes throughout the experience. Creamy in texture smoke was very limited up front but increased in volume with time.

Now, one will probably ask the obvious – Is it worth the price tag of $40 ?. In my personal and humble opinion, no ! I pulled the cigar out of the box with extremely high expectation and at the end, I was left disappointed. Did it burn ok ? Tasted ok ? Looked ok ? Absolutely Yes ! Did it delivery 4 times the experience of $10 cigar ? Absolutely Not ! I have split the box with a friend and unfortunately his experience was the same. I poked around the net and found mixed feedback. Some swear by it, some are aligned with my thoughts. Clearly I’m not the only one. I’m glad I still have 4 left and I plan on smoking them to recognize my son’s birthdays. I would recommend trying at least 1-2 Cohiba Behikes but I would certainly not chase a box.

Country of Origin: Cuba
Wrapper: Cuba
Binder: Cuba
Filler: Cuba
Length: 5 3/5″
Ring: 54

Construction > Great
Burn > Decent
Enjoy > Yes
Recommend > Yes
Buy > Couple singles (* N/A in USA *)

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* Cohiba Behike 54
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Cohiba Behike 54

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From Habanos S.A.: Cohiba Behike, the most exclusive línea of the most prestigious Habanos brand, arrived in 2010 to the markets with three new formats: BHK 52, BHK 54 y BHK 56. Its extremely limited production incorporates, for the first time in the blend of its three vitolas, the tobacco leaf called “medio tiempo” that grants it exceptional character and flavor. Each and every one of Cohiba Behike Habanos also incorporates a band with two holograms for security identification.

Although I have a resting 5-pack waiting on standby, I personally have not smoke Cohiba Behike yet. Although I’m a strong believer of ‘every day is a special day‘ attitude, this one will break that rule of thumb for two reasons. First reason: $42 / stick will make most cigar aficionados think twice whether today is The Day. Second reason: most if not all blog reviewers who reviewed Cohiba Behike called for extra resting period. To address both, I will be waiting until 04JUN2011 to sacrifice this special stogie. Why 04JUN2011, check back in few months ! Until then, PUFF ON !

Construction > TBD
Burn > TBD
Flavor >
Enjoy > TBD
Recommend > TBD
Buy > TBD

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