Review: Stallone Negro Maduro 10yr Aged

A very handsome box pressed perfecto vitola, with some visible veins, but with uniform color and a nice medium pack. The draw was perfect with a very relaxed feel. Texture wise the smoke had a soft, billowy feel and there was plenty of it. The burn had a slight slant throughout but not problematic. The flavors were well balanced through much of the cigar, though the texture became a little dry in the final third of the first sample. The second sample somehow carried a more prominent cocoa flavor, while first sample had more peaty notes, particularly on the finish. Very enjoyable smoke with impressive construction.

This would make a nice pairing with a single malt Scotch, either Highland or Speyside, in the late afternoon or evening. Possibly even a good Irish whiskey. Mocha coffee or a macchiato would also work well.

RH: 61%
Smoke time: 70 minutes

Ten years ago, Tony Barrios embarked on an odyssey from Venezuela to Nicaragua, driven by a dream to craft the perfect cigar.  In the heart of Nicaragua, he meticulously sourced materials – from the finest wrappers to the richest fillers – and spent months perfecting his blends.  This dedication birthed a stunning first production: a collection of 10,000 cigars, featuring an array of distinct wrappers including Broadleaf, San Andres, Connecticut, Habano, and Brazilian.  Now, a decade later, these aged treasures are ready to be unveiled.

Wrapper:  Undisclosed / Binder: Undisclosed / Filler: Undisclosed

Vitola: Perfecto / Size: 6 x 54

Factory: Undisclosed / Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Cedar, coffee beans

Molasses, cinnamon raisin bread

Malted barley, prune, natural tobacco

Bittersweet chocolate, dried cherries, molasses, cedar, peaty notes on the finish

Retrohale: Dried fruit, cedar, cloves, cinnamon

More prominent peaty notes, sweet cocoa powder, cedar, tangy dried fruit notes, cherry hard candy

Retrohale: Charred cedar, spicy cinnamon

Dry roasted nuts, cherry wood, tannins, trail mix, cedar

Retrohale: Mixed nuts, pretzel, baking spices, fragrant cedar

If you are interested in picking up some of these cigars for yourself you can pick them up at PrivadaCigarClub.com

Joe Kenney

I am a Certified Consumer Tobacconist, have enjoyed cigars for over 10 years, and I run the Jonose Cigars cigar review channel on YouTube. My primary goal is to spread cigar lifetsyle to as many as possible while discovering as much as possible about the craft of cigars along the way.

Joe Kenney

I am a Certified Consumer Tobacconist, have enjoyed cigars for over 10 years, and I run the Jonose Cigars cigar review channel on YouTube. My primary goal is to spread cigar lifetsyle to as many as possible while discovering as much as possible about the craft of cigars along the way.