Glorious weekend in the great white North (Toronto, specifically). 21C today, so I figured I’d bite on the review contest.
Stocking up the last of my Salomones singles that I picked up at a hole-in-the-wall B&M in Hvar, Croatia two summers back. 2014, but I didn’t get the box code off it (Or I was too inebriated to commit it to long term memory).
This thing was built to perfection. A little slow to light on start up as the flame stretched out the wider ring gauge. Early draws reminded me of biscuits with a serious spice kick. Water was an insufficient pairing so I switch over to beer. Perfectly cool, light smoke we’re great for pulling out savoury flavours for the first third.
As I rounded into the second third the heat and thickness of smoke picked up. Gone are the biscuits and spice, and flavour profile is now meaty, earthy (grass) flavours. Couldn’t help but think this would pair perfectly with red meat.
rounding my way to home plate, the second half is where all the action is. This is smoking true to its heavy Partagas heritage. Still meaty, but more spice coming in for the home stretch.
Pictured is the beer I paired it with, local Toronto establishment.
rating this 8.5/10. With certainty, the nice weather brought the score up.
thanks for reading - cheers