Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Filler: Cuban-seed Nicaraguan
Price: $5.00 - $7.00
As I have said before, there is nothing I enjoy more than starting out a Saturday morning with a nice cigar and a cup of black coffee, especially when the weather is so nice. This cigar has been sitting in my humidor for a little over a month. Two of them were given to me as a “Thank You” gift. I smoked one a couple weeks ago, and saved this one for a nice morning smoke.
The cigar is great. The wrapper is a medium shade of brown, almost like milk chocolate. There were several veins in the wrapper, but none were to thick to alter any burn pattern. The wrapper itself gave off a very sweet scent. The only flaw in this particular stick was a softer spot on the underside of the stick right around the band.
One I lit up this stick, I knew I was in for yet another treat. The stick starts off very spicy on the lips. The flavors in the smoke came out immediately. Initially the flavors were quite spicy with sweet chocolate. The combination sounds odd, but it worked perfectly. Shortly after the first inch or so, some wood and earthy notes were molding into the flavor complexion. And shortly after that, some sweet subtle coffee flavor came in. The cigar itself was very smooth throughout the first third.
After the first third rounds out, the spiciness subsides quite a bit. The coffee and sweetness pick up creating the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. Primarily I am getting coffee and chocolate mixed with the spicy pepper. The undertones of the wood and earth come through every couple puffs but nothing too powerful.
From about the halfway point on, not much really changed in terms of flavor. The only mild change was that the sweetness stepped up a little bit more. The finish was very smooth and very sweet.
There were several things about this cigar that were great. The ash was very nice. It was light gray and was beautifully layers. It was very strong as well and held on past the half way mark, almost right to the band. The aroma was great. I could smell the spice and the sweet throughout most of the smoke. The smoke was very flavorful. There was a great amount of white smoke produced throughout the stick. The burn was amazing except for at the soft spot, but it was quickly evened out. And the draw was flawless all the way through.
This is a great stick for the price, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of medium to full cigars. This cigar deserves a solid 8.25 out of 10
Until next time,
Zack the Stogie Man