rahko Posted April 4, 2010 Share Posted April 4, 2010 For me this is a difficult cigar to review, I enjoy these immensely, but I can't quite put my finger on some of the core tastes. Most likely this is my fascination with them, there's just such complexity and richness I find intriguing. Cold aroma is damp earth, draw is firm, perfect. HQ box picked by Smithy I've only had for a couple of weeks, I know I should keep my hands off still, but the bunch smells so good I just can't. Looks spectacular, dark wrappers. A bit on the wet side, but not too much. Opens with a blast of dark roasted black coffee, first third has loads of those hard to name tastes, the best I can describe them is kind of a dry bark and earth, just beautiful. On the full side of medium body. Into the second third the beans mellow out, turns into rye bread and butter. The smoke is thick and chewy, feels like a meal. Last third the darkness returns, again I'm lost for words, each draw is so rich and full of earth and bark, black coffee and butter, burnt sugarcane with a slight underlying spiciness. I know taste is subjective, but I feel I'm not able to describe it well, other than this is everything I want in a cigar. Thanks to Smithy for choosing this box, magnificent! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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