Cigar Aficionado

Punch After Dinner
After Dinner
47 47
Tasting Note
Occasionally, a cigar's quality defies its price tag. This was particularly true for the Punch After Dinner, a full-sized Churchill that retails for less than $6 yet delivers a performance easily worth twice as much. It's a true multinational blend with a wrapper from Ecuador, a U.S. binder and filler from Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. In lesser hands, such a blend might end up muddy and nondescript, but the tobaccos here come together quite cohesively, each leaf playing off the next for a dense, chewy smoke that's earthy and sweet. Like all cigars from the core Punch line, it's made in Honduras by General Cigar. This is a smoke that has been on the market for 20 years, though given its suggested retail price, it seems immune to inflation.
Body Medium-Full
Size Churchill
Ring Gauge 47
Length 7 1/4"
Filler Honduras, Nicaragua, Dom. Rep.
Binder U.S.A./Conn. Broadleaf
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2019
Price $5.89
Designation Top 25 of 2018 | Rank: 12
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2018 | Score: 93

The smoke of this dark Churchill is dense and chewy in texture. Its leather and earth notes are balanced by a molasses and brown sugar sweetness.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2007 | Score: 84

A dark cigar with an inconsistent draw. It is woody with an apple note. Some harsh cedar flavors were noted. The finish has a hint of cheese. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2003 | Score: 87

Dark and toothy, this cigar has a fine draw but a slightly uneven burn. It's woody and extremely nutty, with hints of caramel on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Mar 01, 1997 | Score: 74

A very rustic cigar. It also had a poor draw. There some hints of coffee bean and spice on the palate, but it was hard to get past the poor construction.

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