"I ended up enjoying this cigar quite a bit which somewhat surprised me after the first third. Once the pepper spice began to recede and the rather generic coffee note was the only prominent flavor remaining, I began to lose interest UNTIL things turned around for the better and some new notes quickly presented themselves. When you factor in those enjoyable flavors with the overall great construction, I would smoke this cigar again." -Matt Cade (CadeTNCC)
"I had low expectations for this one based on the appearance, aroma, and first third. The final two portions brought total redemption, however, and left me wanting to light another, and wanting to buy some for the future. This could easily be my morning cigar. I recommend it to everyone." -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
ear marked the 12th Annual Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival. Unfortunately last years event was not held in person so we were not able to do our Blind Tasting Event. In 2019 we did the first ever Blind Cigar Tasting Event for every attendee of the festival and it was a huge success. You can read about it here. This year, we went bigger and the event did not disappoint.
"While not for my palate this blend would be great for those who enjoy a nice spiced tea. Spicy cinnamon and floral notes but to me the bitter flavor was overwhelming. " -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)
"Overall this was a strong white and black pepper bomb. With light cedar/wood flavors and some chocolate and coffee flavors. There was some transition during the smoke which was nice. The pepper flavor however was strong and enjoyable. " -Chad M. (Chad Tchad)
"This cigar was exactly what I needed right now. Lots of sweet creams and cedar notes to hold my attention while throwing in hints of cinnamon here and there to really keep me on my toes. It stayed right at a mild to medium in strength from beginning to end. I would definitely like to have more of these on hand, and I bet this would pair amazingly with your morning coffee. " -Mickey T. (irratebass)
This cigar was a great addition to the Epic line from Montecristo, maybe the best yet. I was a big fan of the Epic Craft Cured, a cigar that I thought went kind of under the radar. This is just as good as that or better. The flavors were harmonious and left me wanting more and more. I really dug the caramel sweetness combined with the on an off oak flavor. The burn and draw were perfect the whole time and just added to the great experience. I will be picking up some more of these for myself, I think you should too.
"It was a great smoke without "a lot going on". There weren't any mind bending flavors or significant transitions but the cigar smoked beautifully and the butter cream note throughout was pleasant and well balanced with pepper and occasional tartness." -Vance T. (Vance)
"I have to say that this cigar was not my cup of tea. With that being said, the burn and construction made it a winner. If you are a fan of a wood-centric profile with light to no strength, this might be the cigar for you. It can easily be the first cigar of the day with a cup of coffee. I may not reach for it, but many would. Enjoy" -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
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"This was definitely a cigar that had my attention, especially for the first half. I really enjoyed the back and forth I was getting with the chewy smoked meats and the sweet plums. I'd really like to revisit this and try it with a couple of different drink pairings, especially something like a Sherry finished bourbon." -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)