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This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed.

Vitola:
Length: 5″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin:
Wrapper:
Binder: Undisclosed
Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo and Nicaraguan Criollo
Factory:
Blender: and
Number of reviewers: 4—– (ExpendableYouth) (McGreggor57) (ThaGreatWazoo) ()
Price: $8.50
Age: 2 Months
Release Date: June 2015
Contributed by: Ezra Zion

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Initial Impressions

Appearance: 87

“The wrapper has a reddish-brown hue that brings to mind the bark of a redwood tree. There are a few prominent veins running the length of the stick, and the wrap lines at the shoulder and cap look a bit loose. The rest of the smoke looks pretty smooth and uniform with a dullness to the overall wrapper.” – (ExpendableYouth)

Aroma: 89

“Faint aromas from the wrapper of mostly sweaty leather, broad floral aromas from the foot, bordering on being perfume. Cold draw exhibits mild-to-medium flavors of damp wood.” – ()

First Third

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Flavor: 89
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Robust flavors of burnt toast, charred meat and black pepper take me by surprise. As some leather develops, the initial harshness fades, leaving behind a decent balance of wood and earth tones.” – (McGreggor57)

“First third opens with coffee-like bitterness followed by round notes of damp wood. Finish is marked by medium flavors of dark cocoa and espresso, and a touch of black pepper.” – ()

Second Third

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Flavor: 89
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“As I move into the second third, I continue to pick up the buttery popcorn flavor, spice and a third flavor I believe is bread. The retrohale has a floral-woody note that gives a really nice juxtaposition to the upfront flavors. The smoke has a nice mouth feel, and a richness to it. The ash up to this point has been solid, and clings very well.” – (ExpendableYouth)

“First ashing occurs at the beginning of the second third. The flavor profile becomes brighter, partly due to an uplift in acidity. The earlier cocoa and coffee-driven bitterness has now shifted to green hay, while my palate experiences more dryiness. Toward the end of the second third, vanilla sweetness makes an unexpected appearance.” – ()

Final Third

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Flavor: 87
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The oak continues to transition to more of a cedar flavor while a little baking spice appears on the retrohale. The remaining leather disappears, allowing a harshness to creep in near the end.” – (McGreggor57)

“Still nice hints of floral are present, but the heat has this cigar getting bitter. There is still a nice leather undertone present. Not a bad finish, but definitely fell off from the first two thirds.” – (ThaGreatWazoo)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 91

“Nice crisp draw on this stick. Clean cut and a good finish.” – (ThaGreatWazoo)

Burn: 93

“Lots of smoke production with a firm ash and fairly straight burn line.” – (McGreggor57)

Construction: 88

“I have no complaints in the construction department. It smoked well, burned well and looked pretty good while doing it.” – (ExpendableYouth)

Overall Strength: Medium-Strong
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Overall Experience: 89

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“This was a pretty good smoke in my book. It didn’t really knock it out of the park, but it didn’t disappoint by any means either. It had some interesting flavors I don’t often find in most cigars, but it didn’t really have any transitions. I wouldn’t buy a box of these, but I would definitely tell someone else to give it a try if they were looking for something new.” – (ExpendableYouth)

“The cigar began with some hearty flavors that finally found a balance halfway into the smoke. Sadly, I found it to be too one dimensional for my liking. The harshness of the cedar and allspice near the end didn’t help the cause.” – (McGreggor57)

“This was a very nice cigar and offered a lot of intricate details. Nice, clean draw and burn, coupled with some nice floral flavors and leather and pepper undertones. Grab some and enjoy.” – (ThaGreatWazoo)

“A round, approachable flavor profile overshadowed by subpar construction.” – ()

Smoking Time (in minutes): 80

  • Appearance 87% 87%
  • Aroma 89% 89%
  • First Third 89% 89%
  • Second Third 89% 89%
  • Final Third 87% 87%
  • Draw 91% 91%
  • Burn 93% 93%
  • Construction 88% 88%
  • Overall Experience 89% 89%

Total Score - Good

 

Reviewer
Appearance
Aroma
1/3
2/3
3/3
Draw
Burn
Constr.
Overall
Experience
ExpendableYouth)878890908792959090
McGreggor57)879088888592939088
ThaGreatWazoo)879290928790959092
)858888888788888388

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