Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Belicoso Description
When Carlos Fuente Sr. makes a cigar, the cigar world sits up and listens. The reason is that every Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Belicoso is a true benchmark cigar. Rated 92 by Cigar Insider, the Belicoso is one good looking torpedo.
Rich chocolate brown wrappers hint at the pronounced flavors which will flow into your mouth in a rich creamy smoke that satisfies the palette. Everything about this cigar is superb, from the top-notch appearance to the perfect burn and draw.
As if that isn't enough, the Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Belicoso offers up a woodsy flavor, with hints of cedar, vanilla, coffee, and earth. The cigar is ever-so-slightly floral, but well balanced and overall a real treat to the senses.
Perfect breakfast cigar. I enjoy these during my early tee times on the golf course. Mild enough to smoke early but plenty of flavor.
I like a to get of to a strong start and this where I start.
The belicoso is the best size. Its not too long so that if youre interrupted, you scream epithets into the air...and not so short that you dont get a solid hour of enjoyment out of it. The first two thirds of the cigar is all about light wood-ey notes, as well as the occasional graham cracker or wheat cracker taste – I know everyone says this but its the Gods honest truth. I cant think of another cigar that has this flavor profile. The last third is all about a nuttier, sweet nut like a cashew, and smokier finish to it. This is the only cigar my wife likes the smell of. She says it has a pleasant, vanilla aroma. Since Im smoking it, I dont really have the nose for the smell. My palate is doing all of the work. The drive home from work is about 35 minutes and Im clipping the end while Im walking out the door of work.Im close to the nub by the time I walk through my door and its still going strong. But my wife says nothing and I grab a strong drink and sit down and finish the cigar. I think the construction of this cigar is superb. Its solid. Feels good in the hand. And the burn is always without trouble. I have never had to fix a run. I bet if you take a micrometer to the end, you wouldnt find .016 difference around the circumference. This is my favorite go to cigar. I smoke other cigars but when I dont want to be surprised and and absolutely know what to expect, I pick my Ashton. Always perks me up.
Draws well no bite smooth and aromatic
The Don Carlos Belicoso is a great classic cigar from the hands of Fuente that never disappoints. A very nice presentation with a great size and shape, and a perfect wrapper leaf. A large amount of thick smoke that is a little sweet with some good spice. Other notes of leather and earthiness that should be familiar to other Fuente fans. Pretty full bodied and a great treat from the Fuente family. High recommendation.