This cigar is very well constructed and packs a nice nicotine punch. Upon lighting the closed foot I get a nice blast of black pepper and wood notes up top. The retrohale is a bit sharp in the first inch, but thankfully takes on a smoother quality going into the second third. In the second third the flavor profile settles in and takes a nice turn towards some subtle sweetness which makes for a much more balanced profile. The transition to the final third follows a nice progression that provides a longer finish on the palate. The smoke production and draw are great throughout. This is an enjoyable cigar that I would recommend.
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres / Binder: Nicaraguan / Filler: Nicaraguan Criollo 98
Vitola: Robusto / Size: 5 × 50
Factory: Blackbird Dominicana Cigar Factory / Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Cedar, brown sugar, cinnamon, citrus, sweet tea
Cedar, hay, cinnamon, oatmeal, black pepper
The cold draw was very different from the foot, giving a fruity sweetness with a touch of bitter, like blackberry jam.
Cedar, charred wood, black pepper, roasted almonds, orange citrus, cinnamon, subtle honey sweetness with roasted coffee on the retrohale, earth on the finish
Damp wood, roasted coffee, cocoa, earth, candied almonds, cinnamon, brown sugar, hints of peach, orange citrus and honey on the retrohale, white pepper on the finish
Creamy espresso, damp wood, licorice, faint honey, cinnamon and pepper spices on the retrohale
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Alex Mesrobian is a writer and performer from Los Angeles, CA. He writes for the Emmy award-winning animation studio Klasky Csupo. When he's not enjoying cigars, he's scratching records, producing music, and writing/performing comedy. For more cigar related content you can check out Alex at @cigarsinthepark on Instagram.