A bit of a sharp start, but then a solid smoke till the very end -- a great deal at $4. Definitely a cigar experience I will repeat.
Until now, I have always been a bit skeptical of "house blends". The PJ-5556 helped changed my mind about that. This is such a lovely smoke for the price, its a well constructed cigar. The nice wrapper, awesome smoke. For the price point, I could easily see this becoming an everyday smoke …minus $1 or $2.
This is a very interesting cigar that I will need to get more of to make a final opinion.... Listed as 5.5x56, but it seemed a bit thicker than that - going to have to get something to measure ring-gauge I guess for these Blendlabs.
Started out very "Cuban-esque"; reminded me of the H.Upman Tubos I used to pick up in Windsor. Mild spice and lots of smoke. Tasted a lot more Cuban than many others that advertise that.
About one-inch in (and that took a while as it burns slow) it hit a bad spot. Flavor left completely and it was simply harsh and ashy -wasn't over-smoking it either.
The bad spot cleared and the spice was no longer there. Much more "toasty" and "earthy" still with a lot of nice smoke. Very tasty, but quite a lot different from the start.
Huge solid ash that was not coming off.
About 2/3 in the toast flavor faded out and spice started coming back(but never as much as the very beginning) and it got stronger. Also, at that point, developed a bit of a burn issue and needed several touch-ups
Finished strong and flavorful with a savory/chewy aftertaste that was quite pleasant.
Lasted a full two hours and I feel like I just finished off a nice steak.
In all, except for the brief bad spot, was a very good smoke and a great value - 2 hours for $2.25 is a deal, but going to try and grab some more of these to get a better sampling.
The blend is what I need with my cup of joe every morning!
Great cigar, burned smoothly across on a cold night. Thanks!
This cigar was pretty good. Not one of the best ones I have ever had...but not one of the worst either.
This was a fantastic smoke. It had a slight spice to your palet during the inhale. The taste was firm but not over powered. I had no harsh taste during a re-light or the closer to the end of the cigar. The ash stayed on until you chose to discard it. One of the best cigars I've had in quite sometime.
First of all, this cigar is a bargain. It felt a bit loosly constructed, a little rough around the edges. The wrapper was nice, and the initial 3rd tasted great. About 1/2 in, the flavor became a bit acidic. It is an excellent value.
This cigar started out strong, mellowed towards the middle, the finish was strong again. a very nice cigar just not one suited to my taste.
This is a really fine, well-priced cigar. Mild, but not wimpy. A woman at the CI store in Hamburg recommended it--and she was right.