The story goes…last year the guys at Exra Zion visited a legit gastropub in PA and were served the best porter they’ve ever tasted. First sip, they immediately knew that they needed to create a cigar that tasted like this.
Well, here it is!
Chocolate Porter is layered with a very complex and decadent profile. All the flavors are deep and roasty. Now remember, it’s not a stout, it’s a Porter. So there’s not a bunch of brutally strong tobacco that will nuke your palate. Chocolate Porter is all about nuance and balance.
The vintage San Andres maduro wrapper sets the stage for this blend with a sultry caramel malt character that only emerges after years of aging.
At first light flavors of chocolate malts, earth, roasted grain greet the palate. Hops and sweet aromatics compliment the core flavors. An oak barrel flavor balances the mix. The retrohale is warm with a cinnamon burn. Cacao nibs and cream make an appearance a few puffs in adding to the chocolate character. Vanilla bean sweetness lingers on the palate turning into caramel as the cigar warms up. Blasts of coffee bean, black pepper, black licorice, and floral notes are added to the mix as the cigar progresses. Strength is medium. Body is full. Completely satisfying!
If you are a beer drinker, you may find this to be the best cigar you’ve ever paired with it!