BansheeI thought they were very good. Nice draw and very good burn551
July 6, 2020
BansheeNot bad, but doesn't hold a candle to the Dominican. The San Andres wrapper on the Dominican has waaaaay more flavor. This one is a decent yard stick, but for the cons, the draw is loose, it's super whispy on the mouth feel, and has more of a light bodied to medium flavor. Maybe better as a starter stick for a newbie. Otherwise, if you're looking for a stash to not burn through your premium sticks, the Dominican is much more worth it.451
March 12, 2021
BansheeI really liked the regular Black Abyss cigars. I'd give those a solid 4.5 stars any day. So when I realized they had a Nicaraguan one (which I heavily lean towards Nicaraguan cigars) I was pretty excited.
Unfortunately, they've been a disappointment. The draw is really good. But that's about where it stops. I've had about 10 of these now and they've all been the same. They don't burn well AT ALL. They've all burned down one side REALLY bad, requiring multiple touch ups. And the initial flavor is just alright. Nothing bad, but nothing to write home about. But the biggest problem always happens in the last third. They start to give off this horrendously sour/bitter taste that just absolutely ruins the whole experience. As I sit here trying to finish one off, I just can not find the words to describe this unpleasant taste.
I guess the only thing it reminds me of is this. If any of you ever used to be cigarette smokers (like I was) every now and again you'll get a cigarette that has a really bad stem or seed or something in it. And as SOON as you light that cigarette you can just smell and taste how nasty it is, and put it out and get another one. That's about the best way I can describe the sour taste I'm getting out of every one of these cigars down at the end.
I've probably smoked WELL over 1,000 cigars in my life, and I can say without a doubt, these have honestly been the worste one's I've ever had. I'd like to think that I just somehow got a bad box. But 10 or so in, and they've all been like this?
I think I'll pass on these in the future.251
June 21, 2021
Black Abyss Nicaragua
5 × 52
The Black Abyss Nicaragua Banshee cigar is the brainchild of Jose “Jochy” Blanco, the famous master blender responsible for Ether, Aging Room, and a host of other highly sought-after blends. Banshee is a 5 x 52 Robusto that starts with a premium blend of fully aged Nicaraguan Habano long fillers, then ,the cigar is covered by a gorgeous, seamless, Ecuador Sumatra wrapper. You can expect a smoke that exhibits rich medium to full bodied notes of espresso, spice, leather, nuts, and some earthiness, enhanced by a long creamy finish. This follow up to the enormously popular original Dominican blend is equally robust, flavorful, and just as affordable. Treat yourself to a box of 16 when you buy cigars online from JR Cigar.