Cuba Aliados By E.P. Carrillo

This cigar has an unapologetic boldness and will grab your attention on light-up. The experience starts off unassuming with a dull, blotchy wrapper, visible seams and veins. There is an even medium to hard pack and a decent bunch visible at the foot. The draw was fine leaning toward slightly snug. The cigar never went out, but it did require a little effort/attention to ensure it stayed evenly lit; not a big issue, taking draws a little more regularly than usual did the trick.

Lighting the cigar there is a dry smoke that draws a bit of saliva from the palate. The blend develops a woodsy, peppery flavor profile anchored by strong black coffee notes. The savory spices combine nicely with the pepper, mellowing out the profile and playing a roll in the balance. Black coffee or something out of the Beam lines, to pull the nuttiness out, would pair nicely with this blend.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra / Binder: Nicaraguan / Filler: Nicaragua & Dominican Republic

Vitola: Robusto / Size: 5 x 50 

Factory: Tabacalera La Alianza / Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Wood and fig

Stallone Alagan Review: The Foot

Sourdough and molasses

Stallone Alagan Review: The Cold Draw

Sourdough and molasses

Stallone Alagan Review: First Third

Black pepper, cedar, coffee and cardamom. Black pepper and cardamom are emphasized on the retrohale. A strong wood and black coffee long finish develops and lasts throughout the smoke.

Stallone Alagan Review: Second Third

Black pepper, toasted almond, strong cedar, coffee, cardamom, cumin, hot pepper spice and a doughy savory tang. Black pepper and cumin on the retrohale.

Stallone Alagan Review: Final Third

Black pepper, hot pepper spice, heavy cedar, coffee, toasted almond and cardamom. Black pepper retro.

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Bearded Moon

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