Posted 06 October 2010 - 08:03 PM
Construction is great. Dark and oily with a few prominent veins, firm to the touch, but it gives just enough when squeezed.
The aroma is almost a sweet dark honey aroma with a hint of tobacco and spice. After clipping the cap the prelight draw shows a nice mild spice and pleasant sweetness.
After torching the foot and blowing on the embers, I take a few quick puffs to get it going and then a nice deep pull. The flavors are showing a nice creamy milk chocolatey smoke and really nice tobacco flavors. The finish is long and flavorful.
Throughout the first third I'm getting a really nice mild chocolatey/coffee flavor with just a hint of caramel developing toward the end. It is proving the be a really nice smoke and continues to have a great finish. The burn is spot on with a nice firm light gray ash forming which holds until tapped off.
The second third is yielding great deep coffee flavors and the body starts to develop more toward the med-full range. After each exhale I catch almost a praline type flavor on the finish. Really quite nice and a great cigar to enjoy after a long day at work. During the second third the burn started to go astray a bit but it ended up fixing itself.
During the last third the flavors deepened tremendously into really rich toasty tobacco and dark chocolate. There is a slight bitterness to the smoke now but it isn't off-putting. I remind myself to slow down a bit and the bitterness mellows out. The burn remained sharp until the end and I found myself really savoring each exhale and enjoying all of the flavors the cigar had to offer.
Overall I give this smoke a 4/5 and would definitely purchase more. I can see this smoke being even better after a year of down time.
Posted 07 October 2010 - 01:09 AM
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 08:48 PM
Thanks for the heads-up.
Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:23 AM
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