Saturday, July 16, 2011

Review of Nestor Miranda Doppelbok

The Nestor Miranda Doppelbok is a cheap cigar worth blogging about. It retails at for only $39.99 per bundle of 20 and packs quite a bit of punch and flavor. I have smoked 4 of them and they are consistently open-drawing, full-powered, tasty smokes. Very rich and satisfying for a cigar priced this low. They consist of a Habano wrapper and Nicaraguan filler.

I  like the Doppelbok better than Nestor Miranda's more expensive offerings such as the Special Selection (burns too hot) and '89 Oscuro (not rich enough for my taste). I think the Doppelbok has more flavor and "oomph" than either of those. The Doppelbok is a great cigar for a breezy night or times when you're "on the run" or otherwise not positioned to appreciate a subtle cigar.

I would describe the flavor of the Doppelbok as woody with a sub-layer of flint or mineral and hints of melon-like sweetness. The experience of smoking this straightforward, easy-drawing cigar reminds me of Indian Tabac Super Fuerte robustos, my favorite low-priced cigars. The Dobbelbok comes in a close second. 

It shares qualities with other cigars I like including:
  • Indian Tabac Super Fuerte Robusto (habano)
  • Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic 1979
  • Nestor Miranda Special Selection
  • Oliva Series G Cameroon robusto
  • Rocky Patel Edge Corojo toro
  • Rocky Patel Olde World robusto (natural/corojo)
If you like any of those cigars, you might enjoy the Doppelbok as a low-investment alternative.