I can t believe nobody has reviewed this here, and that there are so few reviews available online. I guess someone has to be the first, so here we go. Visually this cigar is not good looking, especially compared to the Padron 1964 Pyramydes I keep these with in my humidor. Its rugged looking, but not in a bad way. The flavors are excellent and strong, at one point about halfway through, I felt like I just got smacked in the face with a bouquet of flowers. The smoke is plentiful and thick. Draw is smooth. The burn line can be jagged at times, but don t touch it up, just adjust how you re holding it and it will correct itself. This was the most fun I ve had smoking in a very long time.Put aside at least two hours to enjoy this beast of a cigar.
The artistry of this cigar is unmistakable from the very start. It s beautifully constructed with a dark, toothy, oily wrapper that entices with an aroma of both coffee and earth. On the cold draw, flavors of sweet tobacco and dried fruit were the most pronounced with a hint of spice. After toasting, the first draw delivers a medium-full profile with a layered taste of cedar, coffee, and black pepper with spice appearing most prominently on the retrohale. Through the first third, notes of sweet coffee and cedar marry together perfectly as the notes of pepper fade into the background of a creamy smoke that leaves me eager for my next draw. By the middle third notes of coffee and cedar continue along with salted caramel. The final third produced some nutty notes as the coffee drifted to the background beneath the pepper, spice, citrus, and wood. Overall, a TERRIFIC medium-bodied smoke that was sweet, creamy, and complex