Black Star Line Cigars Mr. Fahrenheit Review

The Black Star Line Cigars Mr. Fahrenheit is crafted at Tabacalera Isla in the Dominican Republic. A portion of the proceeds from each Mr. Fahrenheit sale goes to Ignite The Spirit, a Chicago firefighter charity. Aric Bey, creator of Black Star Line cigars, is a Chicago firefighter by trade and an avid cigar enthusiast. Mr. Fahrenheit perfectly bridges these two aspects of his life. I have enjoyed this cigar a few times already and figured this time I would review it.

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Factory: Tabacalera la Isla

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Nicaragua and Dominican

Vitola: 6 x 46 Corona Gorda

Price: $10.20 MSRP

Link to Purchase: The Cigar Farm (Use code “WW10” to save 10%!)

This cigar is firmly packed with a pretty clean broadleaf wrapper and an exposed foot. I’m not crazy about the band, personally, but it is fitting to the cigar’s story. It smells of earth and damp wood. The cold draw is all hot cocoa on this one. First light brings about medium-full bodied smoke with medium-full flavors of heavy earthiness, leather, and black pepper. The flavor and body ramp up to full when the burn line hits the wrapper. The retrohale is quite potent and has notes of dark fruit, pepper, earth, and wood. About an inch in there’s a creamy dark fruit that joins that profile. Into the second third the performance has been solid. The profile has taken on a lot of black pepper. There’s still some earth and woodiness in there as well. Crossing halfway there’s a bit of citrus joining the retrohale. There is some strength becoming present at this point. A slight touch up is required nearing the final third. Hitting the band the profile has seen a shift towards a spicy cinnamon and earth, with some subtle sweetness. I am putting it down here as I get into the band, at just over an hour, because I am running out of smoking time, however, you could likely get another 10 or so minutes from it. The performance has been solid since the last touchup and the strength is medium, potentially reaching medium-full.

Overall Experience

This is a solid cigar every time. It has plenty of robust, full flavors that are on the darker side - what you would expect from a typical Connecticut Broadleaf blend with Nicaraguan filler tobaccos. This is the first one that I really noticed any strength in, but it is also the first one I smoked in the morning on an empty stomach. I think this cigar is exactly what you would want to scratch the itch for an earthy, peppery cigar. However, if you are looking for complexity and nuance, this will not be what you are looking for. 

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