Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Once I lit this cigar up there was a nice pepper flavor. There was also a strong woodiness that poked out that leaned more to an oak flavor. As this cigar slowly progressed, there were some sweet cinnamon notes that came out. After about a half an inch of this cigar burned, the spice mellowed and became nicely balanced. The draw had some sweet and spicy notes with and oak and earth exhale.
As I moved into the second third, the spice picked up a bit more. The pepper and cinnamon notes were both fairly strong. The wood notes started to mellow out. By the halfway mark the sweetness picked up a little bit more on the draw. Once this occurred, there were some slight leather notes that started to coat my palate. There was a ton of flavor with each puff.
Once I smoked down to the last third, the power of this cigar really picked up. The combination of oak and pepper were the main flavors. The cinnamon and leather notes added great accents. The finish of this cigar was great. There was a bit more leather and a ton of accents.
Ash: Medium gray and brown. Nicely layered. Held on for a little over an inch.
Burn: Uneven through the first half, then evened out.
Draw: Little tight but not bad.
Smoke: Thick gray
Aroma: Very earthy and spicy
The burn was uneven through the first half due to a thick stem in a leaf from the filler. Overall this cigar was very good. The flavor profile was very good. I give this cigar an 8 out of 10.
Zack the Stogie Man