As another member of the J. C. Newman family, this cigar has big shoes to fill. The cut was very clean and even and the light was extremely easy. The draw was so easy and produced a good amount of smoke. The
draw was so easy, that it caused the cigar to burn down pretty fast.
I could tell by the light flavor of the wrapper and the look of the cigar that this stick was a medium to full body. Even though it was strong, it wasnt harsh by any means. And the ash was very solid, and multiple
shades of lighter gray.
As it burned down, there was no canoeing, just an even burn all the way around. And the even burning lastest throughout the entire stick. The flavor was mainly a very strong peppery taste, with slight earthiness and tobacco flavors throughout.
The aroma was strong with pepper, even people around me could smell the black pepper. The aroma wasnt too strong at all. The smoke was a medium shade of gray as well
After about the first third, the earthy tobacco flavor, as well as other spices became a little stronger on the palate. And down towards the last third of this stick, I actually started tasting little bits of sweetness. I cant really pinpoint what the flavors were but the peppiness was decreasing to just a hint, and some of the other flavors were coming up a bit stronger.
Overall, it was a good cigar. The draw was extremely easy, and the the burn was perfectly even throughout. However, I think this cigar will be much more enjoyable with a nice glass of porter or stout. I feel a dark
beer like that would accent this cigar greatly.
I give this stick at least a 7.5 out of 10.
Until I smoke again,
Zack the Stogie Man