One of the most interesting Blendlabs I have had. It has a closed foot and curly-que cap. Very good looking cigar. Did feel a bit squishy especially the first half.
Very nice, tobacco and cedar-ish pre-light aroma. Very easy draw which confirmed that this stick was not tightly packed with tobacco. As a result the first half burned a bit faster than you might expect from just looking at the size. Never overheated though and did slow down in the second half.
The flavor - wow - this was incredible. Wonderful spicy flavors at the start that seemed to change just slightly at every puff. Never overpowering or too much spice, but extremely flavorful with other notes such as cedar and nuts and other spices coming in and out. Large amounts of very nice smoke. At about the halfway point the spice got a bit softer and the cigar became more a "Savory" and "meaty" tobacco flavor. A good chewy, mouthwatering smoke. It was a slow transition. Spice never left but it was in the background now and milder perhaps more white peppery than black pepper for those that know the difference. Spice along with a bit of a slightly stronger tobacco flavor became more pronounced at the end.
This never felt like a "Strong" cigar but at the very end a pretty good nicotine buzz snuck up on me.
This was literally a "lip-smacking" cigar.
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2 out of 5
May 14, 2016
I was disappointed. The description read like my ideal cigar but it was far from it. My wife, who loves the different smells of my cigars, said this one smelled so bad she went inside.