Cigar Review: Cain Habano


This cigar was picked up a couple weeks ago up by Chicago at a shop called the Golden Leaf. It looks like a Toro size though the Cain website only lists three sizes, the 550, 660 and the 654T. I have heard of the power of this cigar but forgot all about it. While the guy was ringing up my cigars and seen I had a couple Camacho Triple Maduro, and 2 Oliva Serie V’s he asked me if I have tried the Cain yet. After saying no he pulled one off the side counter and talked me into trying a couple (like that was a hard sale).

You can get a little information about this cigar from the Cain site.

Country: Nicaragua
Size: 6×50?
Shape: Toro
Wrapper: Habano Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Strength: Full

Pre-light: This is a good looking cigar with a slick single band around the foot. The band comes off with no issues. The cap is well placed blending in making it hard to pick out. No soft spots and a couple small/mid sized veins. The dark caramel wrapper just looks so tempting to smoke. It has a mild grassy/tobacco/earthy smell and has a good pre-draw.

The burn:  Good burn all the way down. Never needed to be touched up or corrected in any way. The black/gray ash stayed tight with very little flaking and held on for an acceptiple length..  Good draw, just a solid built cigar.

The taste: A smooth rich spice is what I got for the most part on this cigar with pepper showing on the retrohale. The spice was never harsh or to much, just enjoyable.

Over all: From what I’ve read and was told about this cigar I was expecting an ass kicker here. Not saying this thing is mild but the Oliva Serie V walks all over the Cain when it comes to power. I smoked two and just don’t see it. On the other hand this was a enjoyable cigar and at $6 each I think it is another good smoke by Oliva and well worth a try.