|Say the name Behike and cigar lovers perk up their ears. Cigar Aficionado crowned the Cohiba Behike BHK 52 Cigar of the Year in 2010, heaping praise on the chubby, pigtailed smoke. While we've never truly embraced the largest of the trio, the BHK 56, we've always given good scores to the middle cigar of the bunch, the 54. Tasting it again this year, we feel the Cohiba BHK 54 is smoking better than ever. All Cohiba Behikes are said to be made with a bit of medio tiempo tobacco, small leaves that grow at the very top of some, but not all, Cuban-seed tobacco plants. That filler component, which once was heaped in with other ligeros, or strong tobaccos, today is separated and fermented on its own, and used as a special ingredient in the Behike blend. The result is a bold, leathery smoke with a solid earthy core and pleasant notes of coffee bean. This Behike is rich, flavorful and eminently memorable. Cohiba Behike BHK 54s are among the most expensive of Cuban cigars, but when they deliver this type of standout flavor, we believe they are worth the expense.|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2014|
|Box Date||June 2012|
|Designation||Top 25 of 2013 | Rank: 5|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 16, 2015 | Score: 89
Notes of sweet cedar, cereal and almonds are present, but could use more pronouncement. The draw and burn of this pigtailed smoke are even and consistent.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2013 | Score: 95
Bold and leathery with assertive underpinnings of roasted coffee bean and earth. The pigtailed cigar is perfectly balanced by complex toffee notes that lead to a walnut finish. Medium to full bodied.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 03, 2012 | Score: 92
Fairly thick with a three-seam cap below its pigtail, this cigar is a flavorful interplay of spice, freshly roasted cof- fee bean and a touch of cashew nuttiness.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 08, 2010 | Score: 93
Richly hued with a pigtail cap. This is a thick cigar that burns and draws well. Each puff is full of pepper and leather flavors and a warm, toasty finish.
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