My initial pre-smoke inspection gave me a good look at the tooth on the wrapper as well as how constructed this cigar was. The cold draw hinted at some of the flavors, and on light I thought I might be in for it with a pepper bomb, but that subsided 3 or 4 puffs later. This was an exceedingly pleasant smoke both times. I paired with coffee the first time, not sure that that did it justice. Second pairing was with a lager in the afternoon which was enjoyable an accompanied the buttery popcorn /peanut shell very well.
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres / Binder: Honduran / Filler: Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan
Vitola: Super Corona / Size: 5.25 × 45
Factory: Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co. / Country of Origin: Honduras
Unsalted, roasted cashew
Coco powder, earth, roasted nuts
Very smooth, alternating sweet notes with a slight anise like bitterness. Chicory coffee, earthy. The sweetness isn't overt and doesn't have a specific flavor, reminded me of diner coffee with 4 packets of sugar.
The rich earthy flavor continues, damp earth, rich soil, enough bitterness to evoke a dark roasted coffee note.
Fresh soil as well as a very dark 85%+ dark chocolate sweetness.
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Bryan R. Swenson
Husband and father of 2. Presently working my voice acting portfolio and acting to better myself every day. Always looking to try new cigars and looking forward to bringing unvarnished reviews. Visit Bryan on Instagram @propercigarreview!