For the most part, this tasted like a Cohiba, and not the best one I’ve had. I had expected a lot more from a special edition. The flavors were not all that complex and the transitions were moderately noticeable. Perhaps with some more time this would be something special, but for the moment, I doubt it will justify the hefty price tag it will take to get one.
“This is a fantastic cigar with well balanced flavors and a smooth rich texture. The sweet notes in this cigar range from honey, to caramel, to a vanilla cream, which really makes the cigar come to life. These sweet notes pair well with hearty tobacco and oak notes. Construction is top notch and the draw evens out into a smooth draw with just enough resistance. This cigar may be a bit too much for beginners, but it is a necessity for experienced cigar enthusiasts. This was an amazing cigar experience and I could easily put this cigar into my regular smoking rotation. Once I know what this cigar is, I am going to hunt down a box.” -Dave (Cigar Jukebox)
“I didn’t hate the flavors of this cigar and it preformed very well technically; I just found myself becoming bored of the flavor profile. It was also a little awkward to smoke due to its very large size and boxed pressed shape.” -Alan (Eulogy)
“I enjoyed this cigar. It was a bit one dimensional, but it was pleasant. Due to its size, I would have trouble finding time to smoke this as an every day cigar, but when I am reading a book outside or playing poker with friends I think this would be great cigar because it doesn’t require a lot of attention.” -Alan (Eulogy)
“Normally, “one dimensional” would be used as a way to complain about a cigar, but in this case it is not. The one dimension presented was very good. Flavors were solid and construction was great. I’d be interested in picking some more of these up for sure.” -Dave (mdwest)
“I’d park this firmly in the “good” camp. It was pleasant, and I wouldnt mind smoking another, but it’s not something I’ll chase. I would be minorly interested to see how a smaller ring gauge would improve the overall experience, but to be honest, I would only pursue that if someone else recommended it. As it stands, this doesn’t stand out to me at all.” -Derek (StogieNinja)