Wrapper: Havana Subido
Price: $5.00 - $6.00
I have heard several good things about this cigar before. So I figured it was time to do my own write up on it to give a few other people my take of this stick. The wrapper was very flavorful on the lips, and it also was very chewy.
The first third of this stick was amazing. This was one cigars where the flavors jumped out as soon at it was lit. The initial flavor was slightly earthy with very sweet flavors to it as well. To be honest, it actually seemed like the sweetness resembled pancake syrup. After about an inch or so, there were slight hints of pepper coming through. As the smoke continues, the sweetness was lingering on the palate as well as on the back of my mouth.
Once the first third rounded out, the majority of the pepper flavor subsided and all that remained was a sweet earthy flavor. The flavor is actually surprisingly sweet. Ive never had a medium-full bodied smoke that was packed with this much sweetness. Towards the end of this third the excessive sweetness faded out and gave way to new notes of wood.
When the cigar is down to its last inch and a half the sweetness comes back and becomes very creamy. The pepper flavor comes back as well, and the combination of all the flavors just confuses the taste buds, and makes every aspect of the smoke delicious.
Now There were a few pros and cons to this cigar. The draw on this cigar was exceptional, there was no effort needed. The ash was a medium shade of gray and was very solid. It held on for about an inch and a half each time. I know it would have held on much longer had there not been any wind outside. Now the only downside of this cigar came around the last inch and a half. The wrapper started cracking, splitting, and flaking off. The finish on this cigar, however, was quite amazing.
Overall I give this a solid 8.25 out of 10.
Until the next smoke,
Zack the Stogie Man