Being a new smoker I tried samplers, and wasn't super impressed by the taste of some. Went to a local shop and bought 2 of these based on a recommendation. While more expensive it was a quick way to get the stick. Excellent smoke. It was great all the way past the label and I can see more ordering a box from FS for the price they are offering these at. So far this stick is one of my fav's along with the San Cristobal and Padron 1964 Anniversary. Waiting to try a few of the Rocky Patel's (1990 and 1992) and the "Edge". But I can tell you this is going to be in my humidor for a long time coming.
I have had mixed results with the few that I ve had. It is, of course, possible that it s because of the conditions they had been kept in the shop, so you shouldn t necessarily get put off of the cigar when seeing its construction and burn ratings. It is a slow burner, with a nice appearance, and definitely a unique contribution to the Macanudo line. As some reviews online have said, it definitely does have vegetal and slight coffee notes. I would say it s mild to medium in body, and I did not detect any strength. Not only would this be a good cigar to those who like Macanudo and would be interested in this cigar s flavor profile, but would also be good for someone starting the hobby. Overall, not bad.