Two months ago I wrote an unfavorable review of the Puros Indios Viejo. Well this past week I decided to reach deep into the humidor and smoke another one these to see if my experience would change. I decided to fire up the stick on my way home from work, and was so amazed at the difference in my experience that I decided to smoke another this past Sunday so I could take some notes and write an update. For this update I’ve thrown out the traditional review format for a more free form account my my smoking experience.
On both of these occasions the cigars delivered a rich nutty flavor with undertones of leather and coffee with milk. An abundance of smoke was produced that left a pleasant room aroma of hay; which was also present on the retrohale. The ash was solid and, during one account, held on for over 2 1/2 inches.
As I smoked my way through the second half I could begin to pick up on a bittersweetness that came from the cocoa flavors that picked up in strength. I could also identify the nuttiness as pecans with hints of earthy hay.
Overall this cigar was much better with an additional two months of age. The cigars had great flavor with no detectable acidic flavors that I noticed in the past. I’m curious if the weather conditions had any influence on my past impressions of the Puros Indios Viejo. It’s been my experience that there are an infinite amount variables that can alter a smoking experience. This week Maryland had a few warmer spring like days, capped off by the weather on Sunday that reached well into the 60’s with clear skies. Since my original review was written after smoking in in the garage in sub freezing weather, it’s completely possible that my original review was skewed by the less than optimum conditions. Whatever the reason, I felt it was important to give an update.