Cigar Review: Casa Magna Dominus Magnus II Tiberius

Cigar Review: Casa Magna Dominus Magnus II Tiberius

Casa Magna Cigars / Quesada Cigars
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaragua (Sun Grown Jalapa 2007)
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Size: 6″ x 54
Strength: medium bodied
Price: $10.95 MSRP

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Overall Rating: 9.0

The Dominus Magnus II is a regular production follow up to the original limited edition Dominus Magnus from Casa Magna that makes use of slightly easier to find tobacco while maintaining the flavor that made the original such a hit. The Tiberius (named for the Roman Emperor who followed Augustus and preceded Caligula) has a very unique oval shape and a 2007 Jalapa Nicaraguan wrapper that gives it that feeling of being something special. Just as good (if not better than) the original, the Dominus Magnus II Tiberius is a flavorful cigar packed with chocolate, pepper, citrus, coffee and nuts. It seems the rebranding effort that Quesada has done with Casa Magna has been a real success (see my earlier Casa Magna Colorado review), and the Tiberius will definitely play a part in that. Despite being a regular production cigar these tend to fly off shelves pretty quickly, so it is worth stocking up when you find them.

Pre-Light: The Casa Magna Dominus Magnus II Tiberius is a great looking cigar. The multicolored Dominus Magnus band has a Roman look to it that definitely fits the cigar’s name. An appetizing reddish wrapper with a reddish colored wrapper covers the oval pressed cigar. The unique shape of this cigar fits nicely in hand and mouth, making it a pleasure to smoke.

A slight barnyard and leather aroma can be picked up off the wrapper of the Casa Magna Tiberius. Due to the small size and odd shape of the foot, it is hard to pick out any distinctly unique aroma from the unlit foot of the cigar other than leather. The cold draw is quite easy and lets through flavors of natural tobacco, coffee and nuts.

Burn: The draw on the Tiberius is perfect, and lets a ton of flavorful smoke. Like most Casa Magna cigars, the ash does not hold well to the Tiberius so it’s important to keep and ashtray handy if you don’t want your shirt or the floor covered in ash (sorry Eugene it’s the cigar’s fault not mine). The Tiberius is a quick burning cigar. At times the Tiberius can burn uneven and needs a slight touch up from a lighter. This is a fairly fast burning cigar.

Flavor: An immediate burst of pepper starts of the Tiberius, but quickly mellows after the initial few puffs. A sweat Swiss Chocolate and a mellow pepper dominate the first third of the cigar while cedar and fresh cut hay remain in the background. Entering the second third of the Casa Magna Tiberius, a lemon/lime citrus note occurs at the transition. The pleasing mix of pepper and chocolate continues throughout the second third. There are background notes of coffee, nuts and cedar. During the final third of the Tiberius sees the pepper disappear (except on the retrohale) and the chocolate really comes to dominate. Oak, coffee and almonds remain in the background through to the end of the cigar. In the final moments of the cigar, the pepper reemerges slightly.

Overall: The Casa Magna Tiberius is an interesting cigar. The shape fit in the hand perfectly. The mixture of sweet chocolate and pepper is quite pleasing. An occurrence of a lemon/lime citrus note, cedar, nuts and coffee round out the flavors of the Tiberius. Personally, I’m a big fan of this cigar. I really love the shape of this cigar. If you enjoyed the original Dominus Magnus or liked the other Casa Magna cigars, it’s probably worth picking up a 10 count box of the Tiberius to add to your collection.

Pairing: When pairing the Tiberius with a single malt the Penderyn Welsh Single Malt, Amrut Indian Single Malt or Connemara Peated Irish Single Malt are great choices. The Compass Box Asyla or Compass Box Spice Tree are excellent choices for blended scotches with a single malt flavor.

Reviewed by Jonathan David (@JonDavid1210)