The Brick House was first introduced in 1937 by J.C. Newman as a Havana Clear. Havana Clears were cigars rolled in the United States with Cuban tobacco. Fast forward to the present and J.C. Newman has reintroduced this line of cigars now using Nicaraguan tobacco. The new line was introduced at the 2009 IPCPR trade show and quickly hit shelves in the fall.
Name: Brick House
Company: J.C. Newman
Made in: Esteli, Nicaragua
Price: $4.75 per stick
Comes in: Boxes of 25
Vitola: Corona Larga (6 1/4″ X 46)
The Brick House has a fairly rustic looking wrapper with a nice oily sheen. The veins are recognizable to the touch, but are not hard. Construction appeared spot on as I could not detect and hard or soft spots in the cigar nor could I notice the turns in the wrapper leaf. Pre-light aroma was classic rich tobacco, with hints of cedar at the foot. After snipping the cap I found a perfect draw which had a deep tobacco flavor.
Throughout the smoking experience the Brick House performed exceptionally. The cigar burned evenly and produced tons of rich smoke. The first third of this cigar had a deep earthly flavor that was complemented with hints of wood and Jalapeno/chili pepper heat. The earthiness and pepper flavors remained consistent throughout the cigar, but as I got into the last two thirds of this cigar I began to notice more of a nuttiness instead of the woodsy flavors. I’d put the Brick House in the medium-full body category, but it certainly is full of flavor.
I really don’t think you can go wrong with the Brick House. I find that it’s a perfect cigar while on the golf course or sitting in your favorite chair. Simply said, the Brick House is a solid everyday cigar. I’d highly recommend giving it a try. If you have given the Brick House a try already then please leave a comment and share your thoughts.