Padron 2000 Maduro

fizguy

Lowland Gorilla
I always hesitate to post a review because most of the time lots of people have already done so for the cigars I smoke and are better at it than I am! I figure this just adds :2 to the discussion.

I just couldn't wait any longer. I picked up 4 of these on Thursday and was waiting for warmer weather before lighting up. It looked warmer today (but as I found out it is still pretty chilly and windy) so I headed out to the patio with the crossword puzzle.

As I pulled the cigar out of the cello the cap broke. Hmmm what is going on here? Then I went to cut it and it just crumbled and some of the wrapper came off. Uh oh. I always moisten the head before lighting and a piece of stem came out in my mouth. By this time I have noticed it is not as warm as I thought and I am wondering if I made a mistake. But I press on.

It lights up great and burns perfectly so no complaints there. There is a fair amount of spiciness (the black pepper kind) on the back of my throat and a nice leather tast and aroma. The draw is pretty loose thanks to the gaping hole left over from the cut/stem removal but not in too bad.

The ash holds on like a champ...1/3 of the cigar has burned and not a flake has fallen. It even resisted a mild tap after about 1.5 inches. There are little white bumps on the ash...I understand those are from the "toothiness" of the wrapper. Whatever, but they look pretty cool.

At this point the pepper has subsided and I am feeling the effects of this cigar...I haven't eaten in a while. I deliberately avoided anything to drink because I wanted to appreciate the taste unadulterated. But I am thinking I better get something before I turn green. Not feeling like anything with alcohol I went for a soda (wishing I had a Sprite). Well that was a big mistake as coke and cigars don't mix well. At this point I am feeling pretty cold and it just doesn't taste as good anymore so I return the cigar to God's earth (i.e. I chuck it on my grass) and head inside for warmer surroundings.

I still have a great taste in my mouth. Overall the experience was good but not great but I think I will enjoy each subsequent stick more. I think they need to rest and hydrate a bit in my humi.

(This review turned out to be written in the present tense for some strange reason. I am not a writer!)
 

salimoneus

No longer a community member.
always good too see any review, can never have too many!

i like tea, and you can have it hot or cold to match the setting and weather, a nice versatile drink :ss
 

montecristo#2

Chestbeating Pack Leader
Nice review, I actually like cherry coke with certain cigars (especially anejos :r ). Most of the time I prefer sprite though, doesn't seem to effect the flavor of the cigar as much.

I know the feeling about the weather, yesterday, I went outside for a smoke thinking it would be warmer and after about 30 minutes I had to head home as it was too windy. Ended up finishing the cigar on the steps to my apartment instead of at the beach.

I actually prefer the Padron thousand series over some of the more expensive Padron's. The construction is definitely solid on these cigars. This was the last Padron 2000M I smoked, it was dark out so the images are not great, but the ash was amazing!



Thanks for the review, I would definitely post more in the future.
 

Even Steven

SilverBack
Nice review, I actually like cherry coke with certain cigars (especially anejos :r ). Most of the time I prefer sprite though, doesn't seem to effect the flavor of the cigar as much.

I know the feeling about the weather, yesterday, I went outside for a smoke thinking it would be warmer and after about 30 minutes I had to head home as it was too windy. Ended up finishing the cigar on the steps to my apartment instead of at the beach.

I actually prefer the Padron thousand series over some of the more expensive Padron's. The construction is definitely solid on these cigars. This was the last Padron 2000M I smoked, it was dark out so the images are not great, but the ash was amazing!



Thanks for the review, I would definitely post more in the future.

Damn man! do you not put that thing down? lol my ash always falls when I put my gar down.

Great review btw!
 

montecristo#2

Chestbeating Pack Leader
Damn man! do you not put that thing down? lol my ash always falls when I put my gar down.

Great review btw!
:r :r

When you are forced to smoke outside (can't smoke in the house), you don't really have the opportunity to put the cigar down. What makes it worse, my apartment complex doesn't have a backyard, so most of the time I smoke on the sidewalk. I can't wait until the day I have a patio and can just chill outside and smoke a cigar.
 

Even Steven

SilverBack
Ah I see your point! I'm forced to smoke outside too, but I smoke in my garage with my fold out chair watching keeping a watch out for the icehead who likes to walk up/down the street every 2-3 hours or so.
 

fizguy

Lowland Gorilla
Damn man! do you not put that thing down? lol my ash always falls when I put my gar down.

Great review btw!
LOL no I don't! When I actually have money to spend on cigars I buy cigars and not ashtrays. I know I need one and I think a nice ashtray looks cool but I can never bring myself to actually buy one!

Plus I was just trying to see how long the ash would get.
 

MCSmarties

Maturing Primate
Maybe a bit of a naive question, but in which way is the maduro supposed to taste different from the natural?

I had a 2000 natural and the 2000 maduro about 3 days apart and was surprised (dissappointed?) that to me they tasted almost alike (but gooood!). If anything, I thought the maduro had a bit of an acrid taste to it (just very slight and just by comparison to the 2000).

So, how would a grown-up gorilla describe the difference between the two? Obviously I mean the difference in TASTE, not just in wrapper COLOR! :D
 
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