New AJ Fresh Rolled
Hello all, This is about as amateur as amateur gets for a "review" if you want to call it that. I just got some of the new AJ fresh rolled. I was a fan of the old version, and like many of you, I shared feedback with the CCOM folks about a thicker wrapper. AJ delivered with this new version. I got a bundle of the robustos and am very pleased. There was a sticker on the bundle with 1/08/12 on it, so these sticks have a couple months' age on them I assume. The flavor isn't as smooth as a LHC original, but smoothness isn't what I'm looking for in a fresh rolled. I'm a fan of the Perdomo fresh rolled as well - there's the same funky-ness (for lack of a better word) that fresh rolled cigars have in the flavor profile, but it's very enjoyable to my palate. I don't get the same sour/fermented smell off the wrapper as I do with a LHC original - again, something very enjoyable to my palate. Construction is spot on, no prominent veins or soft spots. Cap cut off cleanly with my Xikar cutter. Good draw, good feel in the hand, all around another fine job by AJ. This is a solid smoke for $2 and change. I could smoke one on the deck with some bourbon or while fishing, would be equally enjoyable.