Ring Gauge: 55
Wrapper: Brazil, Dominican Republic
Binder: Indonesia, USA/Connecticut
Filler: DR, Honduras, Nicaragua
Approx. Price: $6.00
This is a very nice looking cigar. Medium darkness to it, less dark than most maduros in fact. To tell you the truth, I’ve always thought these cigars were just gimmicks due to their name. Well, soon we will find out. Looks good though.
Very, very strong spice right out of the gates. There are also some oak flavors and there is a little bit of earthiness about it as well. The flavors are good and it is a complex cigar at the beginning but the draw is very tight, cutting down on the flavors.
After a half inch the spice has almost completely disappeared. It’s still there but it is definitely now in a supporting role. The lead flavor right now is hickory, which I am liking. Complex cigar, interesting. It is medium-full bodied.
About a third of the way down the cigar it starts to lose its luster. The flavors of the cigar have become muted and the richness of the cigar fades away. This is probably a result of the tight draw. If it weren’t for the draw it would be a great cigar.
When I first lit this cigar I was thinking 90+ points, easy. Tons of flavor, complexity and enough kick to it to make it an interesting cigar. Unfortunately, there was a problem with the rolling of this cigar and the draw was never good. This is frustrating because I was enjoying this cigar a lot.