I would recommend this cigar in the afternoon or as a night cap. It has plenty of strength, but is balanced out beautifully with sweetness. Spicy and sweet bounced off each other with great harmony. The draw was absolutely perfect, airy with just the right amount of resistance. The burn required no touch ups, but did not have a picture perfect burn line. The wrapper had some slight cracking (possibly due to band removal), but did not effect the smoking experience whatsoever. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending this cigar to anyone, especially those who enjoy a peppery, but sweet smoke.
Pairing Recommendations: Stout or Lager Beer, Dark Chocolate, Iced Coffee (preferably black), Rye Whiskey, Mezcal on the Rocks, Hot Tamales candy, After Fajitas, Spicy Margarita
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sumatra / Binder: Nicaragua / Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: Maestro (BP Torpedo) / Size: 6 × 52
Factory: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A. / Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Red Man Chewing Tobacco
This box-pressed torpedo kicks off with a spicy dark chocolate note. There is a bit of brown sugar, adding a nice touch of sweetness to an otherwise bold flavor profile. The retrohale is leaning towards red pepper. The first third comes to a close with the brown sugar sweetness ramping up and the spicy dark chocolate dialing back a notch.
The second third abruptly abandons the spicy chocolate from the first third and introduces a sweet fig note, well maintaining the brown sugar from the first third. The red pepper on the retrohale is intensifying, which is pleasant considering the decline in the bold notes from the first third. As the second third closes out a bread note emerges.
The final third highlights the bread note along with the fig. Together, it perfectly showcases a Fig Newton note. The retrohale is still strong on the red pepper and black pepper also joins in. Dark chocolate is starting to shine through again right as the final third calls it a day.
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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.