Review: Baton

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Baton Review - Stacked
Stallone Alagan Review: The Experience

This cigar was an absolute pleasure to enjoy. The vitola is perfect for this blend. With the construction nearly being a non issue, I got to focus on the flavors intently. I was able to puff and savor in many ways and the retrohale never disappointed. Black pepper was on the tongue and the retro spice wasn’t over powering. It allowed me to take larger puffs and get a more powerful retrohale to seek out and find the notes. This was an exceptional cigar with a very nice profile. Although I tend to go for heavier, pungent tobaccos, I think would make any level of cigar smoker happy. It’s box worthy, and I truly recommend you finding one and taking it for a spin.

This cigar had it all. Great construction, veins and seems we’re great, minus a few “stretch marks”, beautifully capped and packed very well. It was almost a perfect draw, smoke was thick and chewy, the flavor notes were truly dancing with each other. The burn never needed a touch up, but it wasn’t razor sharp. It was a pleasurable experience for the late morning.

Stallone Alagan Review: The Brand

El Baton is one of J.C. Newman’s vintage brands made by our founder, J.C. Newman, back in 1914. This nickel cigar was originally hand rolled in a Cleveland, Ohio factory with Cuban tobacco. Although it was popular for many years, the onset of machine-made cigars caused El Baton to disappear from the marketplace in the 1920s.

Stallone Alagan Review: The Elements

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Havana / Binder: Nicaraguan / Filler: Nicaraguan

Factory: J.C. Newman PENSA/ Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Stallone Alagan Review: The Body

Earthy – Light musk

Stallone Alagan Review: The Foot

Red Pepper – Dark Chocolate – Woody

Stallone Alagan Review: The Cold Draw

Bready – Cocoa Powder

Stallone Alagan Review: First Third

Cedar – Black Pepper – Salted Pecans

Stallone Alagan Review: Second Third

Pecan Pie – Black Pepper – Faint Vanilla

Stallone Alagan Review: Final Third

Salted Pretzel – Wood – Faint Berry Sweetness

CLE PCA 2023 Review - Draw

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Timothy Greene

Hi, my name is Timothy Greene. I enjoy cigars so much that I have learned how to create them myself. I hold tasting events and rolling demonstrations in the central valley year-round. I joined Cigar Public to provide my honest opinions and reviews of the cigars currently available on the market today. I aim to help broaden your palate and assist you in getting the most out of each cigar you enjoy.