Cigars Bolivar Belicosos Finos – Review, 2021

This is a classic, pretty popular cigar of the Cuban Bolivar marka. The beautiful format Pyramid (factory name: Campanas) requires good skills from torsedors, for executing these attractive, totally hand made cigars.

Review Boivar belicosos finos


  • Capa: Cuba
  • Capote: Cuba
  • Tripa: Cuba
  • Origin: Cuba

Size: 52 X 140

Visual & wrapper

Oily colorado wrapper. Nicely executed and well-rolled pyramide with its trademark sharp end. Under the cut off capa the construction looks stunningly dense.

Cold nose

Wonderfully pronounced aroma of barn, wild field herbs and flowers in countryside, dried dust, a bit of pollen, manure.

In smoking

Wonderful dense smoke which is hard to describe in words – just how rich and delightful it is.
Smoking this cigar I always think of berries, red berries. But the very core of the flavours is, of course, the tones of the proper cuban cigar tobacco.

The first third

There are no heavy fragments in the palette at all. The burning is even. Splendid, cold smoke.

The second third

The comfortable, cool, delightful smoke carries on. The palette is just very pleasant, no bitterness at all: a light flavour of toasts, a tiny bit of chocolate.

Now I need to cut a bit off the end. When you smoke pyramide, and the draw becomes a bit tight, just carefully cut off the thin end a bit more, this will help to carry on with optimum draw. The thinning end at some poit of the smoking time starts giving you less smoke, so this manipulation that sometimes is needed to be made once, sometimes twice, helps to “open” the right gate (amount) of smoke.

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Bolivar Belicosos Finos – Cuban cigars

The bouquet of the flavours is still delicious, and this is one of those cigars which flavours are difficult to find assosiation with, to compare with the flavours that a human palate is accustomed to. It is just very tasty.
The cigar has a slight pleasant sweetness. The best percentage of sweetness.

Dense and cool smoke, like a bar of chocolate cooled in the fridge. I can recognise a bit of pollen… The smoke is infused with berries flavours: wild lingonberries which grow in Russian Tundra (in Chukotka) and in Russian Taiga – in the Far Noth-East of Russia where I spent a large part of my childhood.

The last third

The smoke becomes more profound. The tones remain the same.


In my life, these vitolas have always been very enjoyable, some of them were so good that I would not hesitate to rate them a 97. But this exemplar, the only one I had, first one since a few years, was slighty, just slighty more boring than usual Belicoso Fino. Sometimes the inconsistency of the flavour/taste is a result of incorrect transportation or keeping. But I would not give them less than a 94.
This velvety and smooth cigar really deserves its place in your humidor.

Rating: 94

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Pairing Bolivar Belicosos Finos with drinks

If you want to combine this smoke with a drink – the third part, to my opinion, would benefit being paired with a high-class aged grappa (also stravecchia – rizerva or very old). Cognac would also be great, especially if you enjoy good cognac, but may be slightly too powerful comparing to the well-aged grappa which would suit this fine Cuban cigar well. Genuine Cuban rum would also make a good pair, such as sweet and delicious “Mulata”, or “Santiago de Cuba” – from 7 y.o. onwards.

Victoria Radugina © 2021

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