Country: Dominican Republic
Size: Double Robusto 5.75″ x 52 ring
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The God of Fire is an extremely limited edition cigar made once a year by the Fuente Cigar Family for the company Prometheus. Each year Don Carlos blends one size and his son Carlito blends a few others. It is a very pricey cigar running in the $20 plus range. In 2005 the Double Robusto was made by Carlito. Sold in boxes of 10, the cigar is adorned in two ornate red bands. The main band depicts the figure of Prometheus enduring his rather gruesome punishment for bring fire to the mortals.
Each cigar is wrapped in a very handsome Cameroon wrapper. The wrapper leaf is so good looking it is almost hard to believe it is a Cameroon. It has very little tooth and appears very smooth with very tiny, very fine veins spider-webbed across its surface. It has a very uniform brown color and has the appearance of expensive leather. It also sports a massive cap. I counted 4 seams spiraling around the head of the cigar. Examining the foot shows perfectly bunch tobacco with a dark, oily spot dead center revealing the presence of robust ligero in its core.
The God of Fire starts off smooth and creamy right from the start. It has a very woody flavor complimented by a slightly sweet spice. The smoke was amazingly smooth from start to finish. Along the way I picked up notes of nuts and espresso. The aroma had a hint of cinnamon in it and the last third was dominated by the original flavors of spice and wood. The flavors were medium bodied and I considered the strength to be medium as well. As for the burn and the draw, you’d be hard pressed to find a better constructed cigar anywhere.
With a lofty name like God of Fire you might expect a powerhouse cigar but that isn’t the case here. The cigar is smooth and elegant and easy smoking. It is a pleasure from start to end, but it does carry a very steep price tag relegating this cigar to primarily be a special occasion smoke. It is certainly something every cigar smoker should try at least once.