Cigar Aficionado

Punch After Dinner
After Dinner
47 47
Tasting Note
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.
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 – Apr 01, 2018
Price $5.89
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2019 | Score: 93

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.

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
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