I was impressed with how cool this burned through out. Probably due to the top notch construction and the shape was a bit of a conversation starter. The flavors were clean, although very peppery, and it ended a little stronger in strength than I usually enjoy. Great short smoke on a cold day or if you're in the mood for something a little on the stronger side of strength.
AlanAllBlind Cigar ReviewsDaveFeaturedFred ReweyIPCPRIsaac M.John I.NicaraguaNomadPennsylvania BroadleafToro·
"Man, this was a fun cigar. I have to blame myself for the performance at the beginning, even if it did feel and look ok. Once I gave it the deeper cut, this cigar was awesome. The savory flavors kept me attached the whole way through. There was a lot more complexity in the first third that seemed to tone down through the rest of the cigar; I really wish it just kept going. " -Isaac M. (The Nothing)
"Overall, I really enjoyed this stick. Like I have said earlier, it had that perfect balance to it. There was a good amount of spice that did seem to pick up as the smoke when on, but throughout it still remained a nice, smooth, creamy smoke. I would be interested in what other sizes this cigar comes in. I would like to smoke this again once I find out what it is." -Wes (SosaCub4Life)
In all honestly, I don't think I would have liked this as newbie cigar smoker. Rich aged tobacco wasn't something that I was super into when I started smoking and it took time for me to appreciate the nuance and quality. That being said, this cigar has that rich aged tobacco flavor as its main and dominate flavor though out and depending on how much you personally enjoy it will greatly influence your thought of it. As far as burn, construction, and draw they were all top notch. Burned cool and consistence the entire time and the ash looked like stacked nickles. The smoke output was a bit lackluster to me. I enjoy a creamier and thicker smoke myself but it was far from thin. Certainly worth a try but keep a few hours free because it took just under three hours to finish this beast.
"Other than the bitterness in the final third, this was an excellent smoke. I will definitely smoke this again once I find out what it is. Bourbon, Peaty Scotch, and nearly any beer would pair well." -James H. (Keikan Jim)
Adam B.AlanAllBlind Cigar ReviewsDominican RepublicEl ArtistaEricFeaturedMaduroMexican San AndresSteveToro·
"This cigar was enjoyable to say the least. Flavors did not develop or transition, however remain consistent and enjoyable throughout. Strength built a touch but that is expected with a ring gauge around 50. I would definitely smoke again and recommend" -Adam B. (Bushboy)
"This was a great cigar to smoke. It didn't have all the bells and whistles that others may have when looking at it, but boy did it do everything right. From the near perfect construction to the intriguing flavors that slowly build, this cigar felt like a well thought out project. I will be stocking up on a few of these for a later time." -Kent (Throck)
AlanAllBlind Cigar ReviewsCubariquenoErik EspinosaFeaturedHabanoHector Alfonso Sr.IPCPRIsaac M.John A.Mickey T.NaturalNicaraguaRyan H.Toro·
"Overall this was a decent smoke with the first half being my favorite. Rich buttery notes dominated the profile throughout and provided ample amounts of deliciousness for nearly and hour and a half. Recommended for those who enjoy mild and medium bodied sticks, this would be a good staple to add to almost any aficionados humidor. " -John A. (Bostoneo)
AlanAllDrew EstateFeaturedIPCPRJonathan DrewMaduroMexican San AndresNicaraguaQuick Cigar ReviewsRobusto·
It does everything so well it's hard to find a fault with it. If I'm being nit-picky, it smoked a little fast for it's size. The smoke output was phenomenal, the burn was almost razor sharp though out, the draw was perfect, and the flavor profile evolved all the way through. I'm not a flavored cigar fan but I'm a fan of this one. I remember smoking this at IPCPR and feeling that it was in the top 5 new cigars at the show. It was actually the best cigar that I smoked that day and was teased relentlessly for it. Trying it for a second time now, it holds up the previous experience. Honestly, give it a try and be open to the experience and I think you'll be very surprised at how good this actually is.
"This cigar was kind of a roller coaster, it started off good, got better, and then fell flat. I would smoke another if offered, but I wouldn't purchase any." -Alan (Eulogy)