This was such an interesting smoke. I really enjoyed how it surprised me once I got into the final third. It took all the same ingredients, but created a completely different dish. It maintained a smooth composure throughout. I would recommend this smoke anytime of day, but for me it’s a breakfast smoke. The wrapper wasn’t pretty, but it functioned flawlessly.
Pairing recommendations: Iced Latte with Whole Milk, After a big breakfast (Pancakes, French Toast, Cereal etc.,) Apple Juice, Hard Cider, Hot Tamales candy, Vanilla Milkshake, Light Beer
Wrapper: Honduran / Binder & Filler : Honduran Corojo
Vitola: Robusto / Size: 5 x 50
Factory: Aladino / Country of Origin: Honduras
At light up I’m getting a ton of cinnamon. The cinnamon joins graham cracker and has as huge presence in the first third. Retrohale has a nice spiciness to it, but it isn’t quite a pepper spice. The first third has been an overall very smooth experience. A creaminess becomes apparent as the first third comes to a close.
The second third kicks off with that creaminess really shining along with the cinnamon. It has me tasting the leftover milk from a heaping bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. The retrohale is now leaning towards red pepper, but is very mild. As the final third approaches, no new notes present themselves, but all the notes thus far are becoming amplified.
The final third switches focus a bit. The cinnamon is still very much present, but the sweetness is now mostly traded for spice. What was once Cinnamon Toast Crunch is now more of a Hot Tamales candy. It’s rather impressive how quickly this cigar switched gears. As I approach the final few puffs, strength has increased and the retrohale has a healthy dose of red pepper.
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My name is Andrew Nagle and I live in a small town in New Hampshire. I spend my days working Quality Control for an Aerospace manufacturing company. I’m an avid Boston sports fan. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, son and three dogs.