The cigar turned out to be a really nice cigar. Great taste and very even burning.
I originally ordered these because my gf wanted the decorative container. Little did I know I would be discovering a favorite. I wish I could afford more of these. The construction is good, never had a stuck one, or one fall apart. Burn is consistent, but the flavor is really epic.
Usually get the Maduro, which I like. The Corojo is a bit more strong and hints of spice and leather
To be honest, I bought these Vudu Blood No. 9 sticks because they came in a fancy container that my girlfriend wanted. The cigars got good ratings so I figured why not. When the cigars arrived, I gave the container to my girlfriend, and put the cigars in my humidor. I was simply blown away on the first sampling. The No. 9 is larger than my normal form factor, I like Robusto size, and these are Churchill size. They ve got a rich, dark cover, and smell great. The burn is good and flavor is full without being strong. The beginning is mellow, increasing in intensity throughout the burn. There are a lot of complex flavors, that migrate through the burn. It s a most enjoyable cigar.
I purchased this Jar about 7 months ago and they were completely unsmokeable when fresh. They hinted at excellent flavor but they were way too wet and would not burn for shit. I wasted 3 cigars by the time i gave up and put them to slumber for the time being.7 months later the burn line is still shit but they are no longer burn proof. They still require double puffing and touch ups but the flavor is well worth the inconvenience. Flavor is a rich, dark, earthy woody flavor with hints of cream, chalk, pepper, and mixed nuts. Occasional hints of cocoa and honey can be detected on the retro hale. In my opinion, it taste far better than the Vudu Dark which has a similar dark earth chalkiness but has none of the sweeter mixed nuts that the Vudu blood contains.
I should have let it rest longer. I know that. The mix of filler tobacco was just too intriguing. The Criollo pops out early with a signature Honduran sweetness. The Piloto Cubano comes in second with a zesty flavor. Then the Pennsylvania leaf comes in to ground things. By the second half there is a fruity note and spice starts to build. It was a good smoke that lasted about an hour. The only downside was the snug draw.
Decent flavor. Sticks had some minor burn and draw issues, but well worth it for the price.