Great smoke, flavor just like its description. Would buy a box if it was in 4.50 to 5.50 a stick price.
The description of this cigar is "Spot On". A very nice smoke. Tasteful, yet not overpowering. Easy draw. A hint of coffee, bitter chocolate, and a touch of pepper. Easy on the tongue. The smoke is one that is very gentle on the nose and a nice faint spice aroma. I would highly recommend this cigar to anyone, as I will finish what they do not. A piece of art.
Can't complain at all about this cigar. Very easy draw, great flavor, and strength was right in the medium range. Good anytime of the day smoke!
Very dark and rich looking. I did't expect to enjoy it as much as my normal smokes. I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed it. The smoke and flavors were great. I had a small problem with an uneven burn about halfway, but I was very windy and very humid in rainy Cancun. A quick touch up brought it back to an even burn for the rest of the stick. I have another and look forward to smoking it.
I stopped in the Hamburg store today and Joe was nice enough to recommend I try one of these. I smoked one at the bar with a Bloody Mary (which was fantastic) and left with a wheel of 50. These are delicious smokes
I had this one sitting in my humidor for a year. I like the dark color and pre-light aroma. It's not my favorite shape of cigar, but it performed nicely. The smoke output was good and so was the burn. The cigar was not too strong, but full of flavors. I enjoyed it.
A very nice smoke with lots of good flavor! This one would easily become a favorite purchase.
Awesome smoke. Well done!
Brock suggested I try this. I found it very enjoyable, clean balanced smoke, burned very evenly lasted a good long time without having to relight.
I actually had to put it down and relit it the next day and it still finished smoothly!
this has been my first experiance with this blend and I cant wait to try it again on the patio when the weather breaks!
Did I mention Brock is a cigar savant!
Enjoyed this smoke. Good price as well. Great flavor.
Full body. Good draw Not for those who can't handle a full strength cigar. But definitely worth a try!
Great, hefty construction in a torpedo shape. I loved the look and aroma of the Pennsylvania broadleaf wrapper. This cigar had an easy draw, producing tons of aromatic smoke. I would consider it a medium to full bodied smoke. For me the burn was even and sharp, requiring no touchups. I would definitely consider buying this beauty again. I hope the CI decides to make this cigar a part of their regular lineup.
Had my 1st last year as a gift from a friend . Had my 2nd at CigarFest, and brought 3rd,4th ,5th,ect home to enjoy .To see this cigar on Backorder is no surprise to me........
Has that Fernandez Cubanese Taste, The Shape is identical to the Resposado. This cigar needs to be on the self with the rest of his great cigars! I'm going back to the Super Store & pick up a few more!
I love the PA wrapper!! Rich, balanced and lots of smoke. Great size, too!
If I didn't know better, I would have thought I was smoking an Oliva V. I loved it, but reserve a rating of 10 for a Gurkha Titan like cigar. I have made 2 visits to CI in the last 2 years and have been waited on and helped by Brock both times. He treated us great, took very good care of us and made the experience very pleasant. We plan on making the trip twice a year from now on. Brock gave us a tour of the Blend Lab, which was the cherry on top. Can't wait to come back.
Loved this cigar...... very smooth, great even burn!
Nice smoke throughout. Started with a bit of spice. The spice mellowed in the middle. the finish was full of earthy/leathery notes.
Peppery Jalapa nice construction oily not veiny good draw consutant burn
please put this bad boy into production. one of the best cigars i've ever had, without qualification
This cigar is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Yum, Yum, Yum!!!
This cigar was ok....The draw was nice, however I would rate the taste a 4 out of 10.
This is an extraordinary cigar -- I loved the flavor . . . full without a bit of harshness, reminds me of 5 Vegas AAA and Diesel, but with more body, deep, lasting complex flavors, a nice finish, good slow even burn. A traditional handmade with major character. One of the best cigars I've had, and quite an unexpected terrific find in the Blend Lab. I would buy a boxof these in a minute.
This was a great cigar, good paired with your morning coffee. It was medium bodied with cocoa notes. It was rolled nicely and looked very inviting. The draw was excellent, I had a small burn issue that I corrected at the beginning and never had a problem after that. The ash was light grey and held for over 1 and a half inches. It is a good value and I will definitely buy them again. All in all a great smoking experience.
This was a pretty solid cigar. One of the very knowledgeable employees helped me pick it out. I am not going to bore you with all kinds of tasting notes, but I will say this, the cigar was delicious. I enjoyed this stick with a nice glass of port. It brought out a nutty flavor. I did not put it out until it was burning my finger tips. I would buy this again.
Tight draw, medium body but, not much in the way of flavor, little bit of pepper but, not much else. dry, dry finish.
Very mellow, smooth flavor, consistent burn from light to finish, sweet aftertaste, would buy a box of these.
when can i buy a box
Fantastic cigar - very tasty wrapper. Big bold flavor profile with a bit of spice on the finish. There's a bit of a bite as well - this could jump up a rating with about 6 additional months of aging in my humidor. Overall, very satisfying smoke. - Paul F.
I found this cigar quite pleasant with a very nice pre-light aroma. The burn was almost perfectly even which I find a bit unusual for a large ring. It has a good 'cigar' taste and seemed to get somewhat stronger near the end.
Awesome little smoke. Love the flavor and wished that I had bought more of them.
AWESOME smoke! Bought some at Cigarfest and wished I would have bought more. Great burn, great taste, great wrapper. Definitely one of my favorite smokes. PLEASE add this to your permanent stock!
Smoked my last one from Cigarfest 2011. The wrapper is nice and dark, rustic. No prelight draw because it was very plugged. Had to roll it between my fingers and clip a little more of the foot than I liked. 10 minutes after lighting it was drawing okay. Great savory flavors that alternate between nuts and cedar. Love the retrohale on this stick! Dark cocoa comes out about half way through. The ash is pretty flaky but the core is very solid. Tapped off at more than 2". Reordering for sure.
This was an amazing cigar, with a smooth draw. An overall great blend!
Had this cicgar at Cigar Fest 2011 and it was great. Rich in flavor with a nice medium to full body. Spice and some pepper were present as wel.
Very pleasurable smoke but the burn was terrible. Flavor was very good.
I had the pleasure of spending a day in the CI Super Store testing new cigars from the Blend Lab. I liked them all, but this blend really stood out. This small salomon has it all-- a great wrapper (PA Broadleaf), rich full taste and great construction. I smoked two in the store and took 15 home. I'm down to just a few, and every cigar has drawn and burned perfectly. I'm picking up a bundle for myself and some friends next time I visit CI.
THis was a fabulous cigar, easily ranks above many of the "labeled" cigars that I have. I cant wait to buy a few more, wished I had bought more at cigarfest.
Cigar burns and draws perfectly with a dense ash that doesnt want to fall off. Flavor is consistent throughout. I love this cigar and will be purchasing more shortly!!!
I enjoyed this stick. It was hearthy all the way through, with a very nice smooth kick. The burn was a little ragged, as was the ash, but it hung on well, to almost two inches. I ran it down to about two inches, it was warm, put still quite smooth. It was hard to put down, you just don't want to stop. I will buy this blend again!
Nice and heavy in the hand. This thing turns pleasantly into a raging beast! The nub was a powerhouse!
A great 1hr. 15 min. smoke. Solid 2-2 1/2" ash.
Great flovor ! Spice and earthy with a great flavor from begining to end without a bite.
excellent full flavor great burn and draw
This is a GREAT smoke! Even though I am more of a mild/mild-medium smoker, I ejoyed this one thorougly. I am a big fan of Torpedos, so I like the construction. As with any of the blend lab cigars, they are a bit pricy, but not unexpected with a "micro" blend. I would definitely get this cigar again, and highly recommend it to any smoker.
very nice cigar; good flavor and lots of smoke. had to adjust uneven burn several times and the wrapper was torn at the foot but really worth doing again
i give this one a 7 on experience mainly becouse for the first 3/4 inch after lighting i could not get a draw at all, however after sqeezing and rolling for about 2 min. it loosend up to where i could get a decent drag. after about 1/4 the way through it became perfect, i would definatly purchase again, flukes happen. burned slow and smooth, exellent construcion, flavor was a bit milder than expected, however exellent notes of oak and cedar, with plumes of rich smoke. nice aroma also.
so tight i couldnt get a draw at first, rolled it on my fingers for a bit, loosened up, and ended up being one of the best cigars i've had for the price, lasted for one and a half hours too!
nice even smoke throughout, consistent flavor, smooth
woody, earthy flavor with touch of sweetness on finish
Great Smoke! This was my first stick from the blend lab and boy was it delicious. Great coco taste throughout the entire experience. Not overpowering, just a hint. Burned evenly and had an easy pull. I want this one in production! Going to pick up another this weekend.
Overall this was a pretty good cigar. It had a similar taste in my opinion to the BlendLab YD556, but wasn't as sweet.
This cigar started off with a nice hint of spice the middle was very smooth and finished to more of a med to full bodied smoke the burn was perfect. Very enjoyable.
Overall a tasty cigar. Good amount of spice, that mellows out as the cigar burns.
Started peppery. Smoothed out quickly. Very flavorful. Excellent maduro. Would buy again!
If you build this, they will buy it!
Reminds me a lot of the Genesis Project
Lovely slow burn; sweet aroma; overall gorgeous smoke.