WHAM! That's how the flavor in these Punch Sucker Punch Lights Out cigars hit you. You're bobbin', weavin', then, out of nowhere - BAM! - the prime Nicaraguan tobaccos land a shot of spicy ligero flavor that awakens the palate and you're ready for more. Order some today and expect the unexpected.
Got these free, they are now my favorite cigars.Great taste, burns well, good draw.
Don't smoke them until they have at least two weeks of humidor time. After that, you are good to go. Starts out very strong but settles down at halfway point. The flavor profile is delicious. Full of gooey caramel followed by cocoa and creaminess. I want more.
The new Sucker Punch blend from Punch is aptly named. It comes to you in a disarming pale, khaki, Claro wrapper looking for all the world like just another mild cigar, but its flavor, strength, and body place it squarely within the medium range. My general impression is of a spikier, less genteel version of the Punch Grand Cru Selection. The same dominant cedary note is present, along with a grassiness that is absent from the Grand Cru, and which I normally associate with younger filler tobaccos. I don't know this for sure, but I'm willing to bet the filler bunch here is not aged nearly as long as that of the Grand Cru. Also there is the wrapper itself, which evinces the longer finish and more pronounced nuttiness that I have come to expect from Connecticut Shade wrappers grown in Ecuador as opposed to those grown in the United States. The Grand Cru uses the U.S. variety, while the Sucker Punch uses the Ecuadorian. Overall, it is a pleasant and satisfying smoke with a slightly looser draw and faster burn than most Punch cigars. I personally don't find the grassy flavor objectionable, but if you do, I would guess six months to a year of aging will shave that right off. However, I would not age these beyond a couple years, maybe three at the very most. My experience has been that cigars in the lower medium range of strength and body can get rather bland rather quickly with long term aging.
So I love Punch and Hoyo cigars. Like Dunhill pipe tobacco, they have a special spice to them that nothing else has and scratches a particular itch. I expected by the name that this would be a heavy hitter-Sucker Punch-it screams surprise pain. But the real surprise here is how absolutely light, easy and flavorful this cigar is. You know when you toast a marshmallow over a wood fire and you get the crusty burnt outside and soft gooey inside-yeah, it s that...as in the flavor, exactly like that. Sweet marshmallow and charred hardwood. It s not very complex and doesn t have the same cinnamon/cedar spice that Punch normally has but it has the subtle sweetness of the Hoyo s and that little extra zing that Punch has. It s clearly the same family, it s not trying to be anything it s not. No it s not a $30 stick at a $4 price, but it s a perfect daily smoker to lighten up from Punch or step it up from mellow Hoyo-right in the middle.As other have said, this needs a few days/weeks in the humidor. I smoked one the day I got them too excited and couldn t wait and the draw and burn were awful-but I got a sense of the flavor. Let them sit for a week and they are now perfect for draw and burn no not razor sharp but choppy waves around the ring