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.