Diesel Unholy Cocktail CigarThe Diesel Unholy Cocktail cigar is another respected blend from the expertise of AJ Fernandez. Fernandez was a student under Don Alejandro Robaina, a master blender for many years. Now, he is among the most recognizable and respected figures in the industry. This stick is a Fernandez classic. It combines strong, complex flavors that are made for experienced aficionados. It’s also available at a value price, which is rare for a stick with this kind of quality.



This stogie is only available in a single vitola (Torpedo, 5 x 56). It features a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper and a Nicaraguan Habano binder. The fillers include an Esteli ligero, a Jalapa ligero and a Condega ligero. The Pennsylvania Broadleaf is dark chocolate brown in appearance and is very oily. It has some tooth to it and some slight veining. The Diesel Unholy Cocktail cigar comes with a single band and a well-built cap. The band is white, light brown and dark brown in color. It features the name of the stogie in Old English lettering with some ornamentation. Reviewers were impressed with its heft and tight packing.



The pre-light aromas were said to consist of pepper, tobacco and some hints of cocoa. As soon as the Diesel Unholy Cocktail cigar is toasted, it evokes these flavors strongly. Fernandez likes to load his blends with pepper, and this one is no different. The initial blast of black pepper is strong and is backed up by sweet, bold tobacco notes. Beyond these two flavors, reviewers differed greatly on the tastes they detected. Some detected nutty and earthy notes in the profile. A few tasted toasted wood, like a slightly burnt cedar. Most aficionados considered the stogie to be spicy and punchy in the first third.



During the second third of the stick, the sweet tobacco is the strongest note, while the black pepper fades into the background. It is said to be stronger on the retro-hale. The earthy, nutty and toasted wood notes develop into a cinnamon and chocolate combination that adds more sweetness to the profile. The mixture of the sweet notes and black pepper gives this part of the stogie contrasting flavors which play well off of each other.



In the final third of the Diesel Unholy Cocktail cigar, the black pepper surges back and takes control of the smoke. The sweet tobacco, cinnamon and chocolate are all secondary, but still very noticeable. The end of the stick finishes off with a spicy kick.



Aficionados agreed that the smoke produced by this stogie was thick and slightly oily, giving it an interesting texture. It is a full bodied and full strength stick that should be smoked on a full stomach. Novices may have a hard time with this one, but it is ideal for anyone who appreciates a strong stogie. The Diesel Unholy Cocktail cigar also has a superb burn and draw, thanks to its strong construction. The ash is salt and pepper and is extremely strong. Some reviewers stated that the ash hung on until finishing off the nub. Fernandez really knows how to roll a stogie.



With its combination of full flavors, excellent construction and value price, this stick has few rivals among full strength smokes.

POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017

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