Review of Chillin' Moose Too Cigar
By: Dr. Mitch Fadem (aka doctoxin)
Size:Corona (5.6 x 46)
Draw and Construction
Chillin’ Moose Too has a Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper with a very rustic appearance and firm to the touch. The binder is Sumatran, and the filler is a blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican. This yields a consistent medium cigar. I thought it was very similar perhaps to the La Gloria Cubana classic blend, but that may just be my subconscious talking because my most favorite cigar is a LGC Serie R*. The pre-light draw was good, it was easy to light and generated a fair amount of smoke. The ash was good as well and fell off at about 2”. The cigar required no re-lights at all and the burn was perfect.
Flavor and Aroma
The flavor remained steady though the entire cigar. It was a nice even mix of dark roast Guatemalan coffee beans and small amount of sweetness, but I could not nail down the source. Other reviews will tell you there is vanilla and cocoa, but I did not experience those flavors. The aroma matched the flavor of the coffee, so I made myself a pour-over of the Guatemalan beans I had.
The cigar lasted me very close to one hour. I have to say this was one of the best $5 cigars I smoked in a long time. I say that because it only cost $2.65/stick, which is why I bought a box of 20 for $53. I usually don’t buy boxes of cigars, but I bought one of these to try it out for $5 from Total Wine. If you are looking for a great cigar to fill up your humidor I highly recommend the Chillin’ Moose Too Corona, and it is well deserving of the 4.5 star rating.
* Chillin' Moose and La Gloria Cubana cigars are both distributed by Forged Cigar Company.