Today I’m gonna go old school by presenting you with a written review and without giving anything away, I really wish I had recorded a video for this one. The Exodus 1959 50 Years was released in the fall of 2009. It features a Brazilian Arapiraca Sun Grown wrapper and Nicaraguan filler from two different regions.
This cigar came wrapped in cellophane. If you’re familiar with the other Exodus cigars then you’ll recognize the band. The only change here is that it’s copper (instead of black or silver) and includes a secondary band that bares the 50 Years name. The wrapper is a dark shade of brown which shimmers in the light from the oils. The oils are also recognizable to the touch, as is a slightly rough texture. Construction on these sticks is excellent. Tons of tobacco is packed into this cigar which makes for a very solid feeling cigar. The aroma of the wrapper is nothing short of mouth watering. The combination of horse stables and wood really caught my attention.
Name: Exodus 1959 50 Years
Made in: Danli, Honduras
Wrapper: Brazilian Arapiraca Sun Grown
Filler: Nicaraguan from Esteli and Pueblo Nuevo
Price: $7.20 per stick
Comes in: Boxes of 24
Vitola: Short Churchill (6″ X 48)
As soon as I fired this cigar I my palate was filled with robust flavors of coffee and dark chocolate. The draw was abolutely perfect and filled my mouth with abundant thick smoke. As I worked my way through the first inch I could begin to notice a slight spice in the background as well as some sweetness reminiscent of dried cherries or raisins. This cigar burned beautifully and the ash was holding well.
Getting into the second third of the Exodus 50 Years I began to notice the spice slowly building in strength. The spice combined with the dark chocolate flavors made for a interesting combination that only got better as more complexity was added. The cigar continued to burn and draw perfectly as the first 2.5 inches of ash fell from the cigar. At this point I was in pure heaven with this stick.
Towards the end the Exodus really picked up some steam and became a full-bodied flavor bomb. An assortment of flavors such as dark chocolate, spice, wood and leather coated my palate. I continued to take small puffs from the cigar and expelled massive amounts of thick smoke.
I’m just not a good enough writer to completely explain how great the Exodus 50 Years is. Everything about this cigar, from the construction, flavors and size pulled at this cigar junky’s heart strings. This is no doubt a box worthy cigar in my book.