By: Nelson DeMelo               IG: sir_smoKING

I know so many reviews are based on high-end sticks BUT this month I have tried to focus on finding great sticks under $10 so look for more reviews values like the Yagua and this BrickHouse in the coming weeks. For this review, we are covering the JC Newman Mighty Mighty Brickhouse Maduro.

Backstory: The Brickhouse gets its name from the childhood home of JC Newman. As the story goes it h was the only house made out of bricks in his Hungarian village and people would gather there to dine, smoke and just enjoy time together.

Appearance: Intimidating! At almost 7” and a 60 gauge this is a big boy so set aside some time, sit back and enjoy. The wrapper is a lighter brown with several veins and a triple cap.  Some of the wrapper near the top below the cap was unwrapping during the first 30 minutes which really impacted my score.

 (Score: 16 out 25)

Notes:  Cold draw brought a barnyard/woody/cocoa (yeah I said it!). The initial retro was delicious. Stronger cocoa notes with a very subtle hint of spice at the end of each draw.  The 2nd third brought less cocoa, coffee arrived, and slightly more spice. The final puffs were a little spicier but not overwhelming.

(Score: 20 out of 25)

Experience:  I really enjoyed smoking this stick. The way it felt in my hand with the unique shape paired well the pleasant “mouth feel” when puffing on it. Aside from the initial wrapper issue mentioned this was a good experience smoke . Had only two touch ups during the whole puffing experience Smoke time was 105 minutes.

(Score: 21 out of 25)


I would say for me is a $6 to $8 stick all day. Until the wrapping issue I was enjoying the stick.  So I will give it another shot. (Score: 17 out of 25)

sir_smoKING Score : 74                         StogieGeeks Rating:  The Fiver

Avg Price: –                                   
Vitola: Toro                 
Size: 6.25×60               
Strength: Med

Wrapper: Brazilia Arapiraca                
Binder: Nicaraguan      
Filler: Nicaraguan