I was prepared to write this cigar off a average based on the first third, but thing really came around in the second and final thirds. The addition of baking spices, pepper, and nuts really set things off. I don’t know if the $50 price tag is justified but this is a really good cigar. It is for sure up there with some of the previous limited edition My Father cigars. I wish I knew what a few months or a year of age would do to this cigar would do but unfortunately I doubt I will ever find out. I was lucky enough to find one of these and this was my only one. If you are able to find one to purchase, do it. I really enjoyed the full transition of flavors and body from the first to the final third and would recommend this to anyone.
"This brown beauty ended up being a very pleasant and enjoyable smoke on all levels. The retrohale was nice and smooth with just the right amount of zing without offending the nasal passages. I would smoke this cigar again." -Randy B. (randobush)
"What a journey this cigar took me on...a wonderful turn of flavors and strength ending with a spicy desert sweetness that had me dreading the final puff... I’m ready for another one right now. Highly recommended for a fiver or box purchase. " -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
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"This cigar had everything going for me. Lots of cream, wood, chocolate, and just a hint of spice at the end. It lasted a full 2 hours and never increased in strength, just dynamite. " -Mickey T. (irratebass)
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Each of our panelists were given 10 votes to towards our Top 25 Cigars of the Year - 2018. As with previous years, the order of their votes mattered as their #1 vote is worth twice as much as their #10. Our list is made up of cigars that had a wide release this year. The cigars that are eligible do not have to have been reviewed on Blind Man's Puff, but the reviewer must have smoke it at some point to vote for it.
"Overall, this was a VERY consistent flavored stick throughout the entire experience. Omnipresent notes of leather exist the whole time, which minor deviations throughout, most notably the nutty presence at the end, which was yum. Burn and construction were spots on the entire time without any flaws at all while the draw slightly learned on the loose side. Not a bad stick, one of the better ones I’ve had lately, however, it didn’t overly impress me and was a slightly better for an average cigar on the market today." -John A. (Bostoneo)
"I enjoyed the experience, I usually look for more complexity and some transitions, but it was a good experience worth a fiver." -Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
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"I really enjoyed this cigar. There was quite a bit of flavors going on with milk chocolate, wood, coffee, cream, spice and some marshmallow at the very end. The cigar stayed medium until the very final third where the spice kicked it up a notch. " -Mickey T. (irratebass)
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“I really enjoyed this cigar it had a nice progression of strength and finished strong. It had a nice mix of flavors and with some time the flavors I could not pick up might become more present. Will smoke this one again.” –Daniel S. (Daniel S.)