Personal Cigar Review: Fonseca by My Father Cosacos

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Cigar Details: Fonseca by My Father Cosacos

  • Vitola: Corona
  • Length: 5.37″
  • Ring Gauge: 42
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo ’99
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Factory: My Father
  • Blender: Undisclosed
  • Price: $7.75
  • Release Date: August 2020
  • Source: Developing Palates


 Aaron Loomis

Pre-light Experience

The wrapper on the Fonseca by My Father Cosacos is light brown, but is a bit darker towards the head than the foot, and has small bumps all over along with a network of fine, lightly raised veins. The seams are easily visible as they are a bit raised, while the head is finished off with a well applied set of caps. The cigar has two bands and a tissue sleeve. The primary band has the Fonseca logo with the My Father color combination and style of artwork. The tissue sleeve runs from the bottom of the band to the foot with a yellowish gold ribbon at the bottom as a foot band. The aroma from the wrapper is a hay forward barnyard while the foot reminds me of a lemon iced cookie with some underlying spice. The pre-light draw brings a mix of the lemon iced cookie and lightly spicy cedar. There is also a mild spiciness on my lips.

First Third

The cigar begins with wood, mustiness and candied cinnamon. At a quarter inch in, the cinnamon transitions to a mild black pepper. At a half inch in, the wood gains a toasted note and the black pepper picks up in intensity. The retrohale is toasted and musty wood. At an inch in, the black pepper has lightened back up. The strength in this third was slightly above medium.

Second Third

As the second third begins, the toasted wood and mustiness are even, with the black pepper right behind. The retrohale is now a heavily toasted wood with mustiness and light, dull black pepper. The dull black pepper is exhibiting a very long finish. At an inch and a half in, a light wood bitterness joins the profile. As the third comes to a close, some dry earth joins the musty and toasted wood while the black pepper remains just behind and some light wood bitterness is in the background. The strength remained at slightly above medium.

Final Third

As the final third begins, the wood bitterness picks up and takes over the long finish from the black pepper as the pepper lightens up significantly. The retrohale is musty and toasted wood along with dry earth. As the cigar wraps up, it finishes with the musty and toasted wood, dry earth, wood bitterness and light black pepper. The strength remained at slightly above medium.


The burn was slightly wavy at times, but did go out once at a half inch into the cigar, but other than that burned well. The ash held on in inch and a quarter increments.


The draw was perfect, with just the right amount of resistance that I prefer.


The initial draws of the cigar were very nice as the candied cinnamon was something I really enjoyed, but departed quickly and became a fairly average profile of wood, mustiness and the black pepper. That profile maintained itself with an added toasted note and later dry earth and wood bitterness. Initially when planning to review this cigar, the Fonseca by My Father Cosacos was the one I was the most interested in, but in smoking this and the Cedros, I found the Cedros to perform better. I don’t see myself coming back to this vitola, but might be interested in checking out others to see if they perform more like the Cedros or if there is an even better vitola in the line.

Aaron Loomis





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Personal Cigar Review: Fonseca by My Father Cosacos

Aaron LoomisPersonal Cigar Review: Fonseca by My Father Cosacos

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