Gispert Intenso (Nicaragua)



On a nice chill Saturday evening, a comfortable 81 degrees, and a nice slow breeze, but steadily coming through the patio. I was able to relax and experience this powerful peppery cigar, while listening to some classic 80’s and 90’s R&B music in a mixed CD form, yes, I said, CD…lol…. I thought that I would make this night nostalgic, since the band on this cigar, puts me in a regal and classic state of mind with its dark background and detailed gold embellishment.


This cigar is dark brown in color and it does not have a sweet or chocolate taste, nor is it a creamy, and/or lush taste, at all. I paired this cigar with Hennessy, Hypnotic, Simply Lime-Aid, and peaches on the top, my signature in all of my drinks. This drink is called a Ni’s “Incredible Hulk.”

At the first light of this cigar, the quick spiciness and peppery taste is immediately recognized, hence the name, “Intenso”.



The cigar continues to push-off the peppery taste, which continuously intensifies, as your smoking it. I would classify this cigar as a full smoke cigar, but it’s not overly powerful as most larger gauged cigars. This cigar is a 52 gauge.

I did a round cut on this cigar so I could taste its fullness, and to my surprise, once you get past the peppery explosive feeling at the beginning that’s bouncing through your mouth, as a hyper three-year-old, the cigar does get sweeter, softer, and smoother, and not as peppery.

This cigar’s body has a nice and softer feel to it, a more plush and relaxed touch, and not tightly hand rolled, as your common Cubans. It was very easy to light-up and remained lit for the whole smoking session, which took about 50 mins for me to smoke this cigar.

This was my first time having this cigar and I selected it as a wildcard, to avoid getting my top favorites. It was pleasurable having this cigar, but I doubt that it will be in my rotation.

The powerful peppery taste was not a problem for me, overall it just fell flat with excitement, lack of a connection with my sensory, and there was really nothing overly special about this cigar. I didn’t love it. Therefore, there’s no need to try it again or purchase just to have in my humidor taken up good space for better sticks.


Author: Naimah Pears


Welcome to my blog, I’m Naimah “Ni” Pears! I always wanted to have a platform to share some of my creativity, as well as my enjoyment for cigars, bourbon, and whiskey, and too many other cool things to name all here.  However, I hope you will continue to visit my post(s), to learn more about me, as well as my reviews on cigars from my perspective. I’ am not an expert, but I have more than enough experience to share with you, my sentiments about cigars. Also, please do visit my listed social media sites for a more personable connection with me.

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2 comments on “Gispert Intenso (Nicaragua)”

  1. I was surprised that you didn’t get any chocolate note from the Intenso. I paired mine with a root beer. That may be a factor. I did get a lot of pepper as well but It just goes to show you that cigar tastes are subjective. Great Review!

    1. Hello Aaron, thank you for commenting. And, wow, “root beer” who would have Very interesting pairing and that’s a possibility. Indeed, it’s very subjective, and thank you very much. I’ll have many more reviews to come, so please keep return and check them out.

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