Wrapper : Triple-Fermented Brazilian Maduro
Filler: Combination of rare Italian tobaccos and Dominican tobaccos
I just want to start out by saying how intimidating I thought this cigar was. Mainly for the fact that is it black. It was by far one of the darkest cigars I have ever come across.
As soon at the cigar touched my lips, I could taste the sweet flavors that the wrapper had. Very sweet flavors of coffee and sugar. The cigar cut very nice and lit with no problem. The draw was exceptional on this stick. I could easily feel its medium body with every puff. The wrapper was amazing; very chewy and oily.
The first third of the cigar had very distinct flavors of coffee and sugar. Both were were very dominant and combined beautifully. The nice slow burn made each of these flavors just linger on the palate for quite awhile. Each puff from this stick produced a good amount of white smoke.
At about the half-way mark, the coffee flavor pretty much completely subsided, and the sugar flavor was greeted with a strong dark chocolate flavor. This was unlike any cigar I had ever smoked before.
Towards the end of the second third, a slight coffee flavor came back and combined with the dark chocolate and sugar to create a completely unique flavor for a cigar.
The last third was mainly only the sugar flavor. It wasn't strong on flavor by any means. The sugar flavor was at its lowest point throughout the entire cigar, and the coffee and dark chocolate flavors were pretty much non-existent.
Canoeing was a problem with this cigar however. For about the first 2 inches, there was a slight canoeing, but eventually it worked itself out. And again for about the last inch and a half, it happened again, but there wasn't enough cigar left for it to work out. Both times were due to a nice vein in the wrapper.
Overall for the price of the cigar, I cant complain about it. It had great flavor, great smoke, great draw, and most of all, it was a great day to have a cigar.
I'll give this cigar a 6.75 out of 10.
Until we meet again,
Zack the Stogie Man