Originally Posted by jet
Perhaps the experts can chime in here as I am still broadening my exposure but I would say something like montecristos and ryj short churchills for example are good candidates. The partagas that I've had tend to be spicy as well as bolivars. Cohibas would be nice also and of the limited ones I've had would fall in this category also.
This is almost entirely useless as those cigars have completely different flavour profiles.
There are too many montes to recommend universally like that; it depends what you're smoking. I do not like the #2 very much, but I have a few 07/08 #4s left that I really enjoy. However, they have much more of a nutty, earthy flavour than chocolatey.
The RyJ SC is one of the world's most overrated cigars in my opinion. Very little flavour and certainly didn't detect any cocoa notes. People who do not like strong cigars tend to gravitate towards this one.
Partagas is too large a category to discuss in its entirety. SD2 and SD4 are not very chocolatey.
Bolivar belicoso fino is delicious and powerful, with some definite cocoa notes. Gold medal is very good, too. The others are not even worth trying imo.
Cohiba Siglo IV has a nice cocoa profile in my opinion. The other siglos do not, nor do the maduros.
Originally Posted by PartagasIV
Cocoa/milk chocolate flavors I most noticibly from Vegas Robaina cigars. Unicos (torp) and Don Alejandros (DC size) are the best of the bunch I think...though I am guilty of having a box of the Famosos (robos) and Familiares (coronas) as well. Enjoy the whole lineup.
Agreed about the famosos. A great cigar. I have the suspicion that I've tried the others but none made a very strong impression.
However, if the poster is looking for the best, most chocolatey cigar in the world, he cannot go wrong with the San Cristobal Muralla.
Originally Posted by Girardian
Lots of great smoking this past weekend:
- A "near diplomatic" Trinidad Fundadore ... if that's a fair way of describing one of the first boxes produced for non-diplomatic functions.
- A beautifully aged '03 Cohiba Robusto
- A original release Siglo IV
- A custom rolled from the Partagas dinner in 2009 (I'll attach a photo)
- An '08 Siglo I
I also finished off a bottle of Havana Club Barrel Proof with a friend, along with some champaigne and craft beers (including a bottle of Lost Abbey Angel's Share). The food was great as well but I won't go into that in this thread.
Go into it, it would be a change of routine from "great spice" and "uneven burn".
In other news, my hygrometer broke this weekend.
The poor thing perpetually reads 75% humidity and 73Â°.