God of Fire by Carlito, Double Robusto Tubo Packaging: 8 tubos per box, Item Code: CG-101T, MSRP $184.00
God of Fire by Carlito, Double Robusto Tubo Packaging: 4 tubos per box, Item Code: CG-11T4, MSRP $92.00
God of Fire by Carlito, Double RobustoPackaging: 3 cigars per box, Item Code: CG-1013, MSRP $63.00
God of Fire by Carlito, Churchill Packaging: 3 cigars per box, Item Code: CG-1083, MSRP $69.00
God of Fire Tasting Notes for by Carlito
Carlos Fuente, Sr. (aka Don Carlos) and his son, Carlito Fuente, blended the God of Fire cigars. God of Fire by Don Carlos uses an Ecuadorian wrapper while God of Fire by Carlito has a Cameroon wrapper. Don Carlos and Carlito Fuente have adjusted their blends to suit each size and shape of cigar offered.
All God of Fire cigars can be considered medium-bodied, and all deliver a smooth, refined character and a satisfying, full flavor. Beyond those common traits, though, no further generalizations can be made. One must sample all of the God of Fire cigars to experience the wealth of flavors this line offers.
God of Fire by Carlito, Double Robusto (52 x 5 3/4) The extraordinary Carlito Double Robusto is the ideal host cigar-perfect for enjoying on your own or sharing with guests. It begins gently enough for even a novice smoker to enjoy, and gradually introduces more intense flavors in a way that is never intimidating or overwhelming. The cigar opens with a mild, buttery taste reminiscent of a fresh-baked Parisian croissant. About a third of the way through, it grows gradually and subtly more potent, introducing the smoky, earthy flavor of a peaty Islay single-malt scotch.
God of Fire by Carlito, Piramide (52 x 6 3/8) A touch of the Double Robusto's buttery flavor carries over into the Piramide. However, the Piramide's larger ring gauge and slightly different blend also introduce new tastes-most notably the fresh, herbal sensation of green tea. While the Piramide is definitely a medium-bodied cigar, it is the lightest of the three Carlito 2006 offerings. It is also perhaps the coolest-smoking and most elegant of all the God of Fire cigars.
God of Fire by Carlito, Churchill (48 x7) Of the three Carlito sizes, the Churchill offers the most intense flavor. Its taste has far more in common with the Pyramide than with the Double Robusto. Grassy, herbal notes predominate, accompanied by the savory, smoky flavor of food cooked outdoors-not unlike a grilled ahi tuna steak paired with arugula. The aroma is as fresh as a summer afternoon.
God of Fire by Carlito, Double Corona (49 x 7 5/8) The big Double Corona is the largest of the God of Fire cigars-and a singular smoking experience indeed. Its aroma is certainly the most complex of all the God of Fire frontmarks, recalling the invigorating, myriad scents of a redwood forest. The Double Corona combines rich earthy flavors with herbal notes to create a perfectly balanced blend. As the Double Corona burns, the natural oils in the wrapper leaf come to the surface, intensifying the flavor and fragrance. Any smoker will cherish this cigar.
God of Fire by Carlito, Double Robusto
by Brent Butterworth, Robb Report, June 2008
"Master blender Carlos Fuente Jr.-better known as Carlito-is a consistent overachiever. While managing his own Arturo Fuente and OpusX brands, Fuente Jr. also works for a variety of other manufacturers. Among his "outside" projects is God of Fire by Carlito, Double Robusto 2005 (www.godoffire.com, $200 for a box of 10 ), a smooth yet complex 5¾ x 52 cigar packed in a serial-numbered box and distributed by accessory manufacturer Prometheus. Some of our panelists considered the double robusto close to perfection; one stated, "This is what I think of when I smoke a nice cigar." Robust, peppery notes make the latest God of Fire an ideal after-dinner smoke that will complement potently flavored food and drink but will not overpower subtler tastes."
The God of Fire line is a joint effort between the industry's top cigar maker, the Fuente Family, and top accessory maker, Prometheus International. There are two blends, one by Carlos Fuente and one by his son, Carlito. Keith Park, founder and CEO of Prometheus, was nice enough to supply us with a sampler pack, which contained a God of Fire by Carlito, Double Corona 2007. Keith's generosity was greatly appreciated. A Double Corona box of 10 goes for $270.
Cigar Stats: The Carlito line features a silky Cameroon wrapper leaf cured to a beautiful medium brown that encases an all-Dominican filler and binder tobacco blend. It comes in four sizes - Churchill 2006 (7 x 48), Double Robusto 2006 (5.75 x 52), Piramide 2006 (6.375 x 52), and the Double Corona 2007 (7.625 x 49).
Appearance: The cigar was tightly packed, short on veins, and the cap clipped off perfectly. The pre-light aroma was that of rum and raisins and is definitely one of the best smelling cigars we've ever tested.
The Smoke: The foot lit evenly and kept a nice, even burn of white ash throughout the entire smoke. The rum and raisin that was evident during the pre-light was there for the duration, mixing nicely near the end of the cigar with some slightly stronger wood and leather notes. The smoke coming off of this stick, sweet and creamy, was utterly amazing, causing us to linger in between puffs a little longer than usual.
Verdict: The God of Fire by Carlito, Double Corona 2007 was an absolutely wonderful, medium-bodied smoke that deserves to be paired with nothing more than a bottle of spring water, so as not to miss out on any of the spectacular flavor.
God of Fire by Carlito, Double Robusto 2005 was awarded with Brilliant in 2007 by European Cigar Journal, and Best of the Best by Robb Report.