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Flavor BOMB or Flavor BUST? The AVO Unexpected Passion - CIGAR REVIEWS by CigarScore

Ellory Wells published on

When AVO announced their Unexpected Series at IPCPR 2019, paid no attention. But, when I saw the display at my local lounge, I took notice! After smoking and reviewing the AVO Unexpected Celebration, I knew they were onto something.

The AVO Unexpected Passion is the 2nd of the series for me to review. It has a beautiful red label and an equally beautiful wrapper leaf that's milk chocolate in color, with perhaps a hint of red brick. After torching the foot, the Unexpected Passion started mild, but still quite tasty.

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Brand: AVO
Line: Unexpected Passion
Size: 6 x 50
Cut: Guillotine
Light: Torch
Price: $10.69
Wrapper: Ecuadorian
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic

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Final Thoughts:

At about the 45-minute mark, the cigar was really unraveling. The draw was ok, the burn was even, and I never could get the sour, bitter, nasty flavors out of my mouth from when my palate got blasted in the first third. The only redeeming quality in the AVO Unexpected Passion was that it had a perfect draw.

However, I think this stick was a fluke.

I've smoked several AVO cigars and most of them are mild, well-made, and delicious. But, because I wouldn't smoke this one again, and therefore wouldn't feel right recommending it to you, the AVO Unexpected Passion earns a very low CigarScore 2.


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