Popular Post BoliDan Posted May 25, 2019 Popular Post Share Posted May 25, 2019 (edited) This turned out to be a celebratory review, as my son took his first steps today!? Had one of these beauties for this review weekend. I have quite the assortment of wrapper shades for the No. 4 and picked a Colorado Claro out purposefully for this review. I think a lot of people go for dark oily wrappers in Montes, but have really been digging lighter shades lately. @JohnS made a mini review on FoH daily smoke also pointing towards this preference recently. For me, It comes down to, do i want to enhance the already present coffee chocolate of monte, or do I want to add some complexity by putting some cream in that coffee, and enhancing the citrus nutty flavors? Recently, been leaning towards the latter. Cold draw showed this will be a little open. Flavors are milk chocolate and hay. First-third: spices, milk chocolate and the citrus hits right out the gate. The citrus and spices give it a sort of ginger feeling on the tongue and I love that. Second-third: Milk chocolate coffee notes coming through. Way more chocolate than coffee. Citrus over taken spices. It remind me of those orange infused chocolate candy that were in the shape of an orange, that when you smashed it, the candy spread open into orange slices. Anyone know what I'm saying? Final-third: went a little fast and is now slowing down, but I still got it a tad hot, so I'm down to a puff a minute just trying to keep her lit. Bitter like irish stout beer also with the barley flavor. Milk Chocolate gave way to cooking chocolate, but citrus still there. Creamy mouthfeel with some nutty after taste. Yeah, no regrets on this lighter shade wrapper decision. I nub this while watching a baseball game. Score: 91 91 everyday. Peoples past problems with inconsistent Montes should give the marque another try for recent production, imho. Smoke time: 73 minutes Edit: Found picture of the candy I was talking about, it's this. Edited May 26, 2019 by BoliDan Mmmmmm.... chocolate 10 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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