A nice big cigar that went through a couple of flavor changes through the smoke. Started out quite peppery and spice for about the first 25% then became much more mild. Earthy/nutty I guess does describe it well - as per the "blurb" - but felt a bit bland after the spicy start and didn't enjoy it as much. In fairness, this part of the cigar was a perfectly fine mild/earthy/ style, and, had it started out that way and you knew that was the "plan" for this stick that would have been fine. But the front end was (for me) so much better than the middle half-ish of the cigar that it was a letdown. At the 3/4 mark or so, some of the spice came back and you started to get a stronger tobacco flavor, I'm guessing some of the Nicaraguan leaf was showing through at that point. Good firm ash throughout.
In all nothing wrong with this cigar but wondering who would really like it. If you like the milder, earthy Connecticut broadleaf type of cigar, then I suspect you would be put off by the start and, probably, the finish. If you liked the spice at front or the Nic tobacco kick at the end, you will likely be bored with the middle.
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