"Stumbled out of the gate"
This cigar had a most inauspicious beginning. Not having enough sealer at the service end and to much on the band caused an almost disastrous opening round. Apparently they use the band to hold this stick together so REMOVE IT AT YOUR OWN PERIL. The issue at the service end was correctable with a little moistening. In my humble opinion this cigar is way longer than it needs to be. A decent draw was not achieved at the business end until about 3 inches of it was smoked down. The flavor/taste is almost none existent for the first first quarter or so but around the halfway point starts to kick in and ends on a high note. This would be a much better cigar if they would shorten it say to 5 or 6 inches and maybe slightly thinner. Very nice, even and consistent slow burn so dont light it up unless you have a good hour or more to devote. I did enjoy it however there are better sticks out there in the same price range such as the Tampa Trolleys or Quorum.
Charles in Oldsmar, Florida August 8, 2014