HVC Cigars
HVC Black Friday 2020 (Corona Gorda) by HVC Cigars

Vitola: Corona Gorda
Length: 6.625
Gauge: 46

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan Criollo ’98 and Corojo ’99
Filler: Nicaraguan Aganorsa
Blender/Creator: Reinier Lorenzo
Factory: Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA) in Estelí, Nicaragua
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Sellwood Cigar
Date Purchased: June 12, 2021
Price: $7.50
Date Smoked: May 13, 2022
Quantity: 8

HVC Black Friday 2020 (Corona Gorda) by HVC Cigars

11/26/2021
COVID-19 Day 614
 2020, Corona Gorda, Habano Cafe, HVC Black Friday, HVC Black Friday 2020, HVC Cigars, Nicaragua, Nicaraguan Aganorsa Leaf Mmmm, Mmmm Good! I picked out a good one today… meaning an HVC Cigar that was rolled correctly and performed with a “Perfect Draw”… Why do I mention this?… Because it’s been a crapshoot with some of the HVC blends to guess if the draw is going to be functioning or not… I got lucky today!

Today’s specimen was Perfection! Through a perfect draw, I was able to “Sip” my way through this HVC Black Friday 2020. My easy puffs were enough to produce plenty of smoke delivering deep Rich coffee tobacco flavors along with some cocoa and a spicy pepper retrohale… Wow!

At the halfway point, this HVC Black Friday is delivering earthy dark coffee, leather, and chocolate tobacco flavors and I’m happy with that… Along with a generous spicy retrohale.

I’m going to luxuriate with the rest of this excellent cigar… who knows when I’ll get another one with a perfect draw.

Until next time…
Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


10/22/2021
COVID-19 Day 578
 2020, Corona Gorda, Habano Cafe, HVC Black Friday, HVC Black Friday 2020, HVC Cigars, Nicaragua, Nicaraguan Aganorsa Leaf Thru a perfect draw come earthy tobacco flavors of deep rich cocoa with a nice pepper spice on the retrohale.

Entering the second third, leather joins the tobacco flavor party and I’m very happy about that! I was wondering if that was going to appear… the retrohale retains that soft black pepper spice… perfect!

The only issue I had with this HVC Black Friday 2020 was that there was a sideways burn going on that needed constant correcting, so a few points off for that hiccup… but the cigar was still very enjoyable.

Smoke Time: 2-Hours

Until next time
Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


07/30/2021
COVID-19 Day 494
 2020, Corona Gorda, Habano Cafe, HVC Black Friday, HVC Black Friday 2020, HVC Cigars, Nicaragua, Nicaraguan Aganorsa Leaf Through a snug draw I was able to draw some creamy malty chocolate and coffee that keep me company as I struggled with this construction issue… with a soft black pepper on the retrohale.

I was tempted to use my poker tool to see if it would help the draw issue, but I noticed that there was a burn issue on one side of the cigar… a hefty stem maybe that refused to burn and play well with the rest of the tobacco in this HVC Black Friday 2020.

By the time I got to the last third, there was a lump of charcoal at the foot of the cigar that I decided to break up by rubbing it with my fingers until it dissolved into ash… from there (the remaining 10 minutes)… the draw was perfect… too bad I was already tired of messing around with this cigar anymore.

Maybe next time I’ll have a different experience. At least I hope so!

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


06/12/2021
COVID-19 Day 446
2020, Corona Gorda, Habano Cafe, HVC Black Friday, HVC Black Friday 2020, HVC Cigars, Nicaragua, Nicaraguan Aganorsa Leaf I spoiled myself today with this HVC Black Friday 2020 (Corona Gorda) by HVC Cigars. I picked out one of my few remaining HVC Black Friday 2020 (Corona Gorda) by HVC Cigars for today’s smoking pleasure only because I found some more of these to add to the TupperDor.

I was rewarded by this Black Friday 2020 with tobacco flavors of creamy malty chocolate, graham cracker, cedar, some sweet caramel flavors with the perfect amount of pepper spice on the retrohale. The burn line is razor-sharp and the smoke production is impressive!

If you happen to find these on the InterWeb… Go For It!

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


11/27/2020
COVID-19 Day 251:
 2020, Corona Gorda, Habano Cafe, HVC Black Friday, HVC Black Friday 2020, HVC Cigars, Nicaragua, Nicaraguan Aganorsa Leaf What a pleasant surprise this morning after I sparked this HVC Black Friday 2020 (Corona Gorda) by HVC Cigars for the first time today!

Smooth rich savory smoke welcomed my first few puffs. Moving on to the second third, creaminess appears on my pallet and I’m diggin’ this cigar a lot! Especially since these are priced correctly at less than $10.00. The HVC Black Friday 2020 (Corona Gorda) smokes and tastes like a cigar priced in double figures.

From what I understand, this is a once-a-year release for November’s “Black Friday” so once these are gone, they’re gone until next year’s version (blend)… I think I should grab some more of these soon.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


The Experience

Appearance:Smooth
Combustion:Even
Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Medium
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium/Full
Finish: Complex
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 4

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 2
Cream: 2
Earthy: 1
Fruit:
Grass/Hay:
Leather: 2
Pepper: 2