Cigar Aficionado

Brick House Corona Larga
Corona Larga
93
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
46 46
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
A reminder of the last economic recession, the Brick House brand was brought to market during the tough financial times when a value-priced cigar was most welcome. But there's history to the brand. Brick House was an old cigar named after the brick house in Hungary where company founder Julius Caeser Newman lived as a child. He eventually started his own cigar company in Cleveland, Ohio in 1895 and launched Brick House in 1937. The line was retired for decades, but resurrected in 2009. A few things have changed. Firstly, the economy has improved and secondly, it's now made in J.C. Newman's own Nicaragua factory. What hasn't changed is the value—Brick House is still a great bargain. The Corona Larga scored 93 points and retails for only $5.55. Think of it as a recession special—even in a positive economy.
Body Medium-Full
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 46
Length 6 1/4"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2017
Price $5.55
Designation Top 25 of 2016 | Rank: 17
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2016 | Score: 91

Big notes of leather and earth are balanced by a vanilla and nougat-like sweetness. This long corona gorda has a toothy wrapper and burns evenly throughout.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 22, 2016 | Score: 91

Big notes of leather and earth are balanced by a vanilla and nougat-like sweetness. This long corona gorda has a toothy wrapper and burns evenly throughout.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2012 | Score: 90

The burn on this attractive cigar is uneven, but it draws well, showing a velvety chocolate character that stays rich throughout.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2010 | Score: 89

Covered in an oily wrapper, the draw on this cigar is firm but imparts dry cocoa powder notes and sweet, fruity flavors similar to pipe tobacco.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale