Diesel Unholy Cocktail Corona | Cigar Review

Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan (Jalapa, Condega, and Esteli)
Size: 5 x 42 “Corona”
Body: Medium/Full
Price: $3.00


Online, this cigar is only available in 30 count tins for $90.00.

It is an AJ Fernandez cigar of which I’ve made no bones about my love of this blender. He is a journeyman at what he does.
Rustic describes this cigar. A very dark chocolate brown wrapper with plenty of oil and veins. But mostly invisible seams. The single cap is done fairly well. And the cigar band is a foot band so all my photos will show a naked cigar.

I want to thank my buddy, Scott M. for gifting me a couple of these sticks.

I clip the cap and find aromas of bittersweet cocoa, strong spice that makes me sneeze, cedar, and leather.
Time to light up.

Cocoa, spice, and dried fruit open the cigar up. The draw is great. And even better than that, I am alone in the house. Wifey is at work. The kid is at the boyfriend’s. And I have some old time blues blasting away.

Pepper gradually assaults the palate. It fools you into thinking there ain’t much there until you notice your bathrobe is on fire. (Yes, I just showered and am sitting naked in my bathrobe at the lap top in the dining room. What’s it to you? Be nice or I will post a photo)

Sweetness enters and a caramel element appears. I like coronas because they don’t fool around teasing you and frustrating you. Is it going to be a flavor bomb? Or isn’t it?

The char line is spot on. (Hmmm. What’s this mole?)

Strength is medium. Swig of water and cocoa covers my palate like my bathrobe covers me.

A rich earthiness permeates the flavor profile. The spiciness can’t cover it up. Creaminess appears punctuating the cosmos.
Peanuts. Peanut butter. With chocolate. A Reese’s candy bar. With jalapeno ala mode.

Damn. This stick is good. Damn.

And heeeere comes the halfway point. Jam up and jelly tight.

Fruity. Dried fruity. Definitely raisins. But also a nice raspberry element. Makes me hungry.

Ever try fancy sugar free jams? Try these.

The stick hits medium full just past halfway. Flavors: Creaminess, cocoa, spice, fruit, earthiness, and nuts. Perfect for your wedding night.

Cocoa makes a surge to the front edging out the creaminess a bit.

The only trouble I have with small ring gauge cigars is that they usually get hot and harsh at the end. Let’s see how AJ does.

“I’m knocking at your door.
I want your love some more.
You got me hooked on your love.
Girl, I want some more.”
I am singing along with the blues tune on the stereo. Hah! Get on the good foot!

The end is near.

“This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end.”

I saw Jim Morrison puke into a cardboard box once.

With maybe a couple inches to go, it is flavor explosion time. He swings. He connects. The ball goes into a high arc. It’s GAWN!!

Now we’re talking. AJ doesn’t let me down. What a mensch!

So far the stick is nice and cool. (I’m swaying to the next song…a blues swing tune.)
Ever type and sway? If you’re not a professional, I don’t advise doing it.

An inch to go. No harshness. No nicotine kick. Houston, we have touch down.

“Put on your high-heel sneakers,
Wear your wig hat on your head.
Put on your high-heel sneakers,
Wear your wig hat on your head.
I’m pretty sure now baby
Cause you know, you’re gonna knock ’em dead.”

And that’s just what AJ did….he knocked me dead.
Great cigar.





5 replies

  1. What ever you do don’t post the naked picture I can’t look! Never had a Diesel I guess I’ll have to put this one on my list.

    • I’m not a big Diesel fan. It is a good cigar just never in my rotation. But it was a nice gift from a mentally handicapped patient I’ve known for years and his last dying breath was to ask me to review it.

  2. Heart breaking….. sorry for your loss. Speechless.