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Helix X550
#1
Robusto

5x50

Wrapper: Connecticut Shade grown
Binder: Mexico
Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduran, Brazilian

Looking for an everyday cigar is one of those time consuming tasks that just takes you into the wilds of cigardom. When I first saw the Helix at my local B&M the first thing that turned me off was the label. How can something with such a modern looking label be any good, was the thought that sprang through my mind. I mean, if it has a very modern label it has to be a new
line and by that fact alone, it can't be like a classic cigar. Somehow, I wound up with two in my humidor.

To this day, there is always a couple of Helix in my humidor. No not the same two I bought back then.

Prelight:

The Cigar has a gorgeous wrapper even caramel color through and through. Nice tight roll, solid construction. A slight smell of straw. The prelight draw is nice, leaving a hint of spice on the tongue.

This particular robusto I had packed in my Cigar Savor, and as such I was to smoke it on the way home. I used a 7mm punch. No tight draw on this guy. The foot toasted well and light with no problem. The smoke is a nice rich white smoke with hints of oak, hay and pepper. Not a truly mild cigar but more of a mild-medium. The burn though uneven never canoed on me, and was clean with a stark black oily line. My only issue being that I had to relight the cigar at least three times. The cigar leaves a grayish-white ash that although is not flaky it is not a tight strong ash either.

This would make a nice everyday cigar for some one who will enjoy it at home and not on the move, as you would probably have to relight every so often.
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#2
The Helix should come to pass for you!   WinkCool
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#3
this cigar never did anything for me.

Is it long leaf filler?

Anyway, I found it one dimensional, a little too weak for me and grassy as well.

But hey, that's why there are so many brands. So many different people.
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#4
When I first started smoking cigars, I went through SEVERAL boxes of the X650 Maduros.  Havent had one in a while, I'll have to revisit it.
I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! Cool
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