The Brazilian maduro wrapper is very dark brown. The wrapper is very smooth with only one very thin vein running through it. The cap is made up of two layers that both lay perfectly flush. The cigar itself is very solid, like every other Nub I have smoked. There are absolutely no soft spots throughout this entire stick. Before I lit this cigar up, I noticed it had a very sweet smell to it that resembled a mixture of dark chocolate and pipe tobacco.
At about the half-inch mark I started to get some strong coffee flavors that came out. Just when I thought that this cigar couldn’t get any more complex, I was proven wrong. Some leather notes came out and added a whole new level of complexity to this cigar.
As this cigar moved into the second third, the coffee flavor mellowed out. Once the coffee was diluted, the wood flavor took over completely. Once the woodiness took over, the spice was almost gone because it was barely an accent to the earth and wood.
The one problem I had with this cigar was the wrapper. After I smoked down an inch of this cigar, there was a slight crack in the wrapper right near the band. And then the wrapper cracked again above the wrapper once I got down to about the halfway point. Luckily, the burn pattern wasn't affected too much.
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