On Monday I reviewed the Frank Jr. and liked it a lot. On Tuesday I reviewed the Lil’ Drac and didn’t like it. On Wednesday I reviewed the Baby Face and thought it was good. Today I review the Wolfie.
And there’s no mistaking this cigar because it is a Shaggy D.A. (I’ve never watched that movie before but then I did a search for the phrase “shaggy da” and found out that it is, indeed, a movie. I had no idea that phrase was based on what looks like a truly horrible movie). Well, okay, it’s not really “shaggy” per se but the wrapper is cut short about a third of an inch from the end of the filler tobacco. It also has a slight box press to it and a network of small, inconsequential veins going hither and thither. While not a very oily wrapper it is very smooth. And it’s a torpedo with a blunt head that reminds me of the Coneheads.
Length: 5 ½”
Ring Gauge: 48
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Price: ~$8.00/single as part of a box of 10 Little Monsters
Silver Bullet Conflagration!
The unwrappered beginning of this cigar was spicy with some hay added in. Quite good, very dry though. Once you get to the wrappered portion of this cigar you still get the spice and the hay but you also get a bit of oak. The flavors are coming at you like water through a fire hose during this third.
The blowtorch of spice and hay moderates a little during the second third. I’d have to say that the main flavors are still spice, hay and oak. There seems to be a cashew flavor as well during this third.
During the final third there is a big shift away from the spice and more towards a hay/oak flavor profile. There is also a bit of sweetness thrown in for good measure.
Even though the first two thirds were more exiting I liked the final third better because the flavors were more well balanced and more palatable. Medium bodied with a good draw and burn this cigar was good, not great. If the intensity of the first two thirds were mixed with the balance of the final third this would have been a great cigar.