"very nice smoke"
Got a 5er and smoked one of these right away. Super smooth and rich tasting, great aroma, lots of smoke, great burn, a solid 90 for me. Def into my rotation as an afternoon smoke. Also will be good for parties and nights out when a short, rich stick is preferred.
I really like these full fillers with mellow wrapper types. This one burns quickly and will get hot if rushed. Be patient and be rewarded.
My GF, who only smokes Baccarat petites occasionally, says it smells great, which is a big plus. Will only get better after some time in the humi.
Gonna try the toro next, could be a great evening smoke.
December 5, 2018
"A Good Medium-Strength Offering From Fonseca"
The Fonseca Serie F the F stands for fuerte, i.e. strong is not going to replace Padron or Joya De Nicaragua as anyone s go-to choice for a full-bodied smoke. But by Fonseca standards, the Serie F is a bold blend indeed. If you are used to Fonseca s regular cabinet series the 8-9-8, the 5-50, etc. , just imagine that same flavor but spiked with a bit of ligero earthiness. The outer leaf is advertised as sun-grown Connecticut, and it retains the soft buttery finish of the shade-grown variety, but it s wrapped around a bunch with just a bit more brute force behind it than the usual Fonseca.
Since receiving a box of 20 Brevas 4.75 x 43 about a week ago, I ve smoked two ?one of them as soon as the box arrived? and thoroughly enjoyed them both. I am looking forward to finding out what a few months rest, and maybe a year of aging after that, will do for these already-delightful little smokes. I suspect some time in the humidor will smooth out the last third of this smoke, which is the only place where I detected any hint of bite or bitterness. I also recommend smoking them slowly. Overdrawing will heat this thing up pretty quickly, and the flawless construction ensures that you needn t worry about relighting it until, again, you ve reached that final third.
I will be purchasing more of these without a doubt.
N.I. in Jefferson, LA
March 8, 2014