Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Filler: Nicaraguan Criollo and Corojo
I have to say this right of from the start, this cigar is amazing. If the band doesn't drag you in, I don't know what will. The band is the complete nautical theme, and is about three inches long, in other words, it is epic. The band nearly stretches two thirds of the cigar. This cigar also smells amazing before it is lit, and one it is, the experience is amazing.
The first third of this cigar starts out with a tender kiss on the lips. The wrapper just expels flavor upon flavor that sent me into overload. It was the complete package, sweet and spicy. More prominent flavors were a cane sugar flavor and pepper. Now the smoke was very thick and heavy, which further proves the full body of the cigar. And the draw is just so smooth and effortless throughout this stick.
Now the second third of this cigar was amazing in every aspect. The draw got better, the flavor got better, and the aroma got simply amazing. The majority of the spiciness subsided and the sweeter flavor made a leap ahead. Even other subtle notes of chocolate entered the smoke.
Now the last bit of this cigar is very similar to the middle part of it, but a very slight spiciness comes back. But in no way does it come close to competing with the deliciousness of the sugar and chocolate flavors.
Now there are a few things I want to point out here. The wrapper is simply amazing. It is flavorful, juicy and chewy. If you like to chew on your cigars, this is one for you. The smoke is the ideal shade of gray, thick and white. The ash isn't very strong, but it looks good for sure. And lastly, the aroma. The aroma is delightful. You can actually smell the sweetness in the smoke. This was one of the few cigars I never wanted to end (as you can see in the picture).
I HIGHLY recommend this cigar.
9.25 out of 10 without a doubt.
Stay smokey my friends,
Zack the Stogie Man