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TimestampReviewerCigar NumberAppearance [Score]Appearance NotesAroma [Score]Aroma Notes1/3 Flavor [Score]1/3 Strength1/3 Body/Complexity1/3 Notes2/3 Flavor [Score]2/3 Strength2/3 Body/Complexity2/3 Notes3/3 Flavor [Score]3/3 Strength3/3 Body/Complexity3/3 NotesDraw [Score]Draw NotesBurn [Score]Burn NotesConstruction ScoreConstruction NotesOverall Experience [Score]Overall NotesSmoking timeAppearanceAromafirst 1first 2second 1second 2final 1final 2drawburnconst
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7/22/2018 13:02:17Daniel S. Daniel S.)78187.5"The cigar has a nice dark wrapper, with a nice oily sheen. It's a box press which one of my favorite vitolas but the overall of the cigar is a little lopsided. " -<strong>Daniel S. </strong> (Daniel S.)87.5"Wrapper had an aroma of sweet tobacco. The foot had the kitchen spice aroma. On the cold draw I got some hay flavors but they were subtle." -<strong>Daniel S. </strong> (Daniel S.)87.5Mild-MediumLight-Medium"At first light the flavors are subtle on the draw but the subtle flavors are coming with a smoothness quality. On the retro I am getting black pepper. As the first third is ending, I am starting to get some sweetness and hints of chocolate which is a nice surprise." -<strong>Daniel S. </strong> (Daniel S.)87.5MediumMedium"As I am getting into the middle third the sweetness is coming through more and I am also getting some toasted nut flavors on the draw." -<strong>Daniel S. </strong> (Daniel S.)87.5Medium-StrongMedium"As I am getting into the last third, the sweet flavors are still there, and now the flavors and strength are intensifying. The last third tastes a little young and I am starting to get some bitterness. I also can taste some Carmel notes and sweetness that will come through more with some time" -<strong>Daniel S. </strong> (Daniel S.)90"The draw was great and had the perfect amount of resistance." -<strong>Daniel S. </strong> (Daniel S.)90"Overall the burn was really good and only had to do a couple minor touch ups. Pretty much a razor sharp burn the whole time smoking this cigar." -<strong>Daniel S. </strong> (Daniel S.)90"No construction issues at all. Even though the cigar looked a little lopsided it did not affect the smoking experience at all." -<strong>Daniel S. </strong> (Daniel S.)87.5"I enjoyed this cigar, it did not wow me but but there was really nothing bad that stuck out either. Some bitterness came through at the end but I feel that is from the cigar being young. The overall flavors were pretty subtle but I would say that is also due to the cigar being young. The flavors I got were good and know with time this could be a really good cigar." -<strong>Daniel S. </strong> (Daniel S.)120#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?
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8/5/2018 11:28:13John I. John I.)78195"Very sexy box pressed robusto. Really smooth and glossy along the body. " -<strong>John I. </strong> (John I.)95"Like eating a Hershey bar in a hayloft. Really sweet. " -<strong>John I. </strong> (John I.)95MediumMedium"Starts out with big bold wood and leathery flavors. Generates a lot of smoke.
Twenty minutes in and the dominant flavors remain rich dark wood and leather with some sweetness on the finish. Oozing lots of oil. " -<strong>John I. </strong> (John I.)
95Medium-StrongMedium-Full"Stength and body are both increasing around the mid point. There's more sweetness on the finish with tons of big rich wood and leathery notes galore. This is hitting all my happy buttons.
Around the end of the middle third the burn is off on one side, but I expect it will correct.
The burn does indeed correct, and around the end of this third the sweetness has subsided, and moved into notes of dark roasted coffee. " -<strong>John I. </strong> (John I.)
95Medium-StrongMedium-Full"Lots of coffee with dark caramel are apparent toward the end. Such a great smoke. I've enjoyed this tremendously.
The flavor has continued to built in richness without becoming overpowering, and there's absolutely no harshness or bitterness. Great work here. " -<strong>John I. </strong> (John I.)
95"Great draw, maybe just a bit snug, but really not terribly short of perfect. " -<strong>John I. </strong> (John I.)95"There was a very brief issue with an uneven burn around the mid point, but it corrected without any effort on my part. " -<strong>John I. </strong> (John I.)95"No real issues. The ash dropped pretty early and unexpectedly and I didn't try to hold the ash beyond that point. Not a drawback for me, but I wouldn't take this into a long ash contest. " -<strong>John I. </strong> (John I.)95"I'd happily smoke these all the time. Big flavor without being obnoxious. Nice balance between potency and subtly. The sweetness was perfect while it lasted, and it subsided at just the right moment to move into fuller roasted flavors for the finale. Loved it. " -<strong>John I. </strong> (John I.)83#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?
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8/18/2018 12:31:30Isaac M. The Nothing)78195"With flattened veins, this dark, box pressed robusto has the look I like to see on the shelf when I'm looking for something new. " -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)90"There was a touch of coffee to the foot, but I couldn't find much else in aroma. " -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)87.5MediumLight-Medium"Cocoa nibs and espresso beans kicked things off though much more mildly than I had anticipated. There was a touch of white pepper and just a hint of wood on the retrohale. " -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)87.5MediumMedium"I was about half way into the second third before I knew it and the flavors showed no change from the first third, just a build up of body. " -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)87.5MediumMedium-Full"Like the second third, the only change was an increase in body, with the cigar finishing around medium-full. Cocoa nibs and coffee maintained main flavors from start to finish. " -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)92.5"The draw was spot on with a v-cut" -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)87.5"The cigar often grew wavy, but it self corrected without needing touchups. The ash was very dark." -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)92.5"Undoubtedly this cigar had a good look to it, and I could find no flaws with its construction. " -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)87.5"If you could roll up an espresso stout into a cigar, it would probably be a lot like this one. Cocoa nibs and coffee permeated the cigar from start to finish, with little else going on other than an increase of body. The flavors were good, but there was little to keep me interested for long." -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)70#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?
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8/18/2018 16:57:32Jeff ExpendableYouth)78190"This cigar is sporting a dark oily wrapper with tight wrap lines and a well applied triple cap. The wrap lines are tight and smooth, although there are a lot of small veins running throughout the length of the stick, and has a very nice box pressed shape. This is overall a really nice looking cigar. " -<strong>Jeff </strong> (ExpendableYouth)92.5"The aroma on the foot of the cigar is a heavy leather, light pepper, and barnyard finish. This is quite the intriguing combination and I'm pretty excited to light this up. " -<strong>Jeff </strong> (ExpendableYouth)90MildMedium"The cigar had an initial bitterness which drowned out the main profile but this subsided about a quarter-inch into the stick. The bitterness is still there but it has subsided behind the leather, tea, cedar, and dark espresso notes. The burn on this cigar has been a bit wavy and uneven, requiring a touchup during the first-third, but otherwise the smoke output and construction has been really good. The retrohale has a bitter coco and espresso note that is really pleasant and complementary of the main profile. " -<strong>Jeff </strong> (ExpendableYouth)90MediumMedium"The second-third has the same bitter espresso, cedar, leather, and earthiness as the previous third. There is a light amount of pepper that sits on the tongue throughout this third, but is not really noticeable during the actual draw. I think the overall bitterness of the main profile is drowning it out a bit. The overall bitterness of the cigar is not overwhelming but it has been pretty persistent. The construction, burn, and draw has improved since the one and only touchup. " -<strong>Jeff </strong> (ExpendableYouth)90MediumMedium"The final-third has been the best overall. The bitterness of the earlier thirds has mostly receded but is still noticeable as an overall component of the espresso note. The cedar, mineral, and pepper are still present but a slight sweetness has appeared and is rounding the profile out nicely. The retrohale has a rich tobacco and woodiness which is a transition from the earlier thirds. " -<strong>Jeff </strong> (ExpendableYouth)87.5"The draw had a nice amount of resistance but the smoke output was kind of weak throughout the experience. " -<strong>Jeff </strong> (ExpendableYouth)87.5"The burn started out pretty wavy but after a touchup it smoked like a champ." -<strong>Jeff </strong> (ExpendableYouth)95"The construction was spot on. " -<strong>Jeff </strong> (ExpendableYouth)87.5"The cigar started out overly bitter but as it progressed the underlying profile began to shine through. It really wasn't until the last third that the cigar really started to shine with notes of tea, espresso, mineral, cedar, and intermittent sweetness that I could never quite put my finger on. This is one of those cigars that I wish I had a second one to review to see if I could better gauge the overall experience since I feel that there was a lot of promise but something just didn't quite click for me. " -<strong>Jeff </strong> (ExpendableYouth)93#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?
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9/1/2018 15:56:22Diana ArmyRN)78190"This might sound silly but this is a cute little cigar! The box press feel is always a enjoyable and good looking to me. The cigar has a nice variable brown suede look to it with muted oils. The cap is well constructed and placed nicely. The filler looks well filled but not too tight. I’m anxious to try this stick." -<strong>Diana </strong> (ArmyRN)87.5"Nice sweet hay mixed with a mild barnyard is noted with the sniffing of the wrapper and foot. The dry draw is similar and no pungent flavors or smells are noted. I’m hoping for sweetness in this smoke but we shall see." -<strong>Diana </strong> (ArmyRN)87.5MediumMedium"I didn’t get the sweet that I thought maybe was there but it is a nice dash of cocoa out of the gate and there is a hint of leather. Retro produced some pepper. But alas the cigar seems to have sputtered and stalled. It sort of got mundane for me with not much complexity. Flavor is ok but not enough for my palette. I’m hoping for progression." -<strong>Diana </strong> (ArmyRN)87.5MediumMedium"Not much has changed except for a bit of a mineral flavor. I really want more from this as I believe it has the potential but it just won’t pop. It has a woodsy taste that is pleasant and there is nothing particularly wrong with the cigar but still not complex enough for me." -<strong>Diana </strong> (ArmyRN)87.5MediumMedium"This smoke still remains unimpressive for me. The mix of wood and mineral is pleasant but again, I’m not getting enough else to make this a winner for me. The smoke is plentiful and the wooziness is nice as the retro brings the mix of mineral is very pleasant." -<strong>Diana </strong> (ArmyRN)90"The draw was great with this cigar. It was easy but not sloppy. I enjoyed the effortlessness of the smoking experiences. I used a deep v cut that opened it up nicely." -<strong>Diana </strong> (ArmyRN)90"The cigar has a light ash that is fluffy and ashes on its own. There were no touch ups needed and the burn line was crisp. " -<strong>Diana </strong> (ArmyRN)90"Well constructed cigar with great integrity. The cap remained intact throughout the smoke. There was no lifting or cracking of the wrapper. I enjoyed the feel and size of this cigar." -<strong>Diana </strong> (ArmyRN)87.5"This is a solid smoke but just not complex enough for me. I think it would be a good cigar for a quick relaxation time but just not flavorful enough for my palette. The flavors were good but just did it come forward enough to satisfy me." -<strong>Diana </strong> (ArmyRN)60#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?#NAME?
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Real Average91.5090.5089.504.304.7089.505.905.9089.506.306.3091.0090.0092.5089.0085.20
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Standard Deviation3.353.263.261.791.103.260.890.893.261.101.102.853.062.503.3523.15
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Score9.154.478.818.818.819.008.889.2521.8889.06
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Overall Strength5.60
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Overall Body5.50
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Total Score89
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<h3>Initial Impressions</h3>Blind Cigar Review: Macanudo | Inspirado Red Robusto
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<h4>Appearance:<strong>92</strong></h4><h3>Cigar Info</h3>
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<h3 style="text-align: center;">Vital Stats:</h3>
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#NAME?<p style="text-align: center;font-size: 130%; line-height: 140%;">Vitola: <strong>Robusto</strong>
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<h4>Aroma:<strong>89</strong></h4>Length:<strong>5"</strong>
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#NAME?Ring Gauge:<strong>50</strong>
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<h3>First Third</h3>Country of Origin:<strong>Nicaragua</strong>
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<h4>Flavor:<strong>88</strong>Wrapper:<strong>Ecuadorian (Habano)</strong>
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Strength:<strong>Medium</strong>Binder:<strong>Nicaraguan</strong>
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Body/Complexity:<strong>Medium</strong></h4>Filler:<strong>Nicaraguan, Honduras</strong>
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#NAME?Factory:<strong>STG Esteli</strong>
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#NAME?Number of reviewers: <strong>5</strong>- <strong>Daniel S. </strong>(Daniel S.)<strong>John I. </strong>(John I.)<strong>Isaac M. </strong>(The Nothing)<strong>Jeff </strong>(ExpendableYouth)<strong>Diana </strong>(ArmyRN)#VALUE!#VALUE!#VALUE!#VALUE!#VALUE!
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<h3>Second Third</h3>Price:<strong>$6.49</strong>
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<h4>Flavor:<strong>88</strong>Age:<strong>5 Months</strong>
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Strength:<strong>Medium</strong>Release Date:<strong>March 2018</strong>
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Body/Complexity:<strong>Medium</strong></h4>Contributed by:<strong>General Cigar</strong></p>
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<h4>Flavor:<strong>88</strong>
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Strength:<strong>Medium-Strong</strong>
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Body/Complexity:<strong>Medium-Full</strong></h4>
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<h4>Draw:<strong>90</strong></h4>
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<h4>Burn:<strong>89</strong></h4>
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<h4>Construction:<strong>93</strong></h4>
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<h4>Overall Strength:<strong>Medium-Strong</strong>
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Overall Body/Complexity:<strong>Medium</strong>
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Experience Overall:<strong>88</strong></h4>
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"I enjoyed this cigar, it did not wow me but but there was really nothing bad that stuck out either. Some bitterness came through at the end but I feel that is from the cigar being young. The overall flavors were pretty subtle but I would say that is also due to the cigar being young. The flavors I got were good and know with time this could be a really good cigar." -<strong>Daniel S. </strong> (Daniel S.)<br />
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"I'd happily smoke these all the time. Big flavor without being obnoxious. Nice balance between potency and subtly. The sweetness was perfect while it lasted, and it subsided at just the right moment to move into fuller roasted flavors for the finale. Loved it. " -<strong>John I. </strong> (John I.)<br />
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"If you could roll up an espresso stout into a cigar, it would probably be a lot like this one. Cocoa nibs and coffee permeated the cigar from start to finish, with little else going on other than an increase of body. The flavors were good, but there was little to keep me interested for long." -<strong>Isaac M. </strong> (The Nothing)<br />
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"The cigar started out overly bitter but as it progressed the underlying profile began to shine through. It really wasn't until the last third that the cigar really started to shine with notes of tea, espresso, mineral, cedar, and intermittent sweetness that I could never quite put my finger on. This is one of those cigars that I wish I had a second one to review to see if I could better gauge the overall experience since I feel that there was a lot of promise but something just didn't quite click for me. " -<strong>Jeff </strong> (ExpendableYouth)<br />
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"This is a solid smoke but just not complex enough for me. I think it would be a good cigar for a quick relaxation time but just not flavorful enough for my palette. The flavors were good but just did it come forward enough to satisfy me." -<strong>Diana </strong> (ArmyRN)
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<h4>Smoking Time (in minutes):<strong>77</strong></h4>
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Total Score:89
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7/22/2018 13:02:17Daniel S. (Daniel S.)781GoodThe cigar has a nice dark wrapper, with a nice oily sheen. It's a box press which one of my favorite vitolas but the overall of the cigar is a little lopsided. GoodWrapper had an aroma of sweet tobacco. The foot had the kitchen spice aroma. On the cold draw I got some hay flavors but they were subtle.GoodMild-MediumLight-MediumAt first light the flavors are subtle on the draw but the subtle flavors are coming with a smoothness quality. On the retro I am getting black pepper. As the first third is ending, I am starting to get some sweetness and hints of chocolate which is a nice surprise.GoodMediumMediumAs I am getting into the middle third the sweetness is coming through more and I am also getting some toasted nut flavors on the draw.GoodMedium-StrongMediumAs I am getting into the last third, the sweet flavors are still there, and now the flavors and strength are intensifying. The last third tastes a little young and I am starting to get some bitterness. I also can taste some Carmel notes and sweetness that will come through more with some timeVery GoodThe draw was great and had the perfect amount of resistance.Very GoodOverall the burn was really good and only had to do a couple minor touch ups. Pretty much a razor sharp burn the whole time smoking this cigar.Very GoodNo construction issues at all. Even though the cigar looked a little lopsided it did not affect the smoking experience at all.GoodI enjoyed this cigar, it did not wow me but but there was really nothing bad that stuck out either. Some bitterness came through at the end but I feel that is from the cigar being young. The overall flavors were pretty subtle but I would say that is also due to the cigar being young. The flavors I got were good and know with time this could be a really good cigar.120
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8/5/2018 11:28:13John I. (John I.)781ExcellentVery sexy box pressed robusto. Really smooth and glossy along the body. ExcellentLike eating a Hershey bar in a hayloft. Really sweet. ExcellentMediumMediumStarts out with big bold wood and leathery flavors. Generates a lot of smoke.
Twenty minutes in and the dominant flavors remain rich dark wood and leather with some sweetness on the finish. Oozing lots of oil.
ExcellentMedium-StrongMedium-FullStength and body are both increasing around the mid point. There's more sweetness on the finish with tons of big rich wood and leathery notes galore. This is hitting all my happy buttons.
Around the end of the middle third the burn is off on one side, but I expect it will correct.
The burn does indeed correct, and around the end of this third the sweetness has subsided, and moved into notes of dark roasted coffee.
ExcellentMedium-StrongMedium-FullLots of coffee with dark caramel are apparent toward the end. Such a great smoke. I've enjoyed this tremendously.
The flavor has continued to built in richness without becoming overpowering, and there's absolutely no harshness or bitterness. Great work here.
ExcellentGreat draw, maybe just a bit snug, but really not terribly short of perfect. ExcellentThere was a very brief issue with an uneven burn around the mid point, but it corrected without any effort on my part. ExcellentNo real issues. The ash dropped pretty early and unexpectedly and I didn't try to hold the ash beyond that point. Not a drawback for me, but I wouldn't take this into a long ash contest. ExcellentI'd happily smoke these all the time. Big flavor without being obnoxious. Nice balance between potency and subtly. The sweetness was perfect while it lasted, and it subsided at just the right moment to move into fuller roasted flavors for the finale. Loved it. 83
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8/18/2018 12:31:30Isaac M. (The Nothing)781ExcellentWith flattened veins, this dark, box pressed robusto has the look I like to see on the shelf when I'm looking for something new. Very GoodThere was a touch of coffee to the foot, but I couldn't find much else in aroma. GoodMediumLight-MediumCocoa nibs and espresso beans kicked things off though much more mildly than I had anticipated. There was a touch of white pepper and just a hint of wood on the retrohale. GoodMediumMediumI was about half way into the second third before I knew it and the flavors showed no change from the first third, just a build up of body. GoodMediumMedium-FullLike the second third, the only change was an increase in body, with the cigar finishing around medium-full. Cocoa nibs and coffee maintained main flavors from start to finish. GreatThe draw was spot on with a v-cutGoodThe cigar often grew wavy, but it self corrected without needing touchups. The ash was very dark.GreatUndoubtedly this cigar had a good look to it, and I could find no flaws with its construction. GoodIf you could roll up an espresso stout into a cigar, it would probably be a lot like this one. Cocoa nibs and coffee permeated the cigar from start to finish, with little else going on other than an increase of body. The flavors were good, but there was little to keep me interested for long.70
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8/18/2018 16:57:32Jeff (ExpendableYouth)781Very GoodThis cigar is sporting a dark oily wrapper with tight wrap lines and a well applied triple cap. The wrap lines are tight and smooth, although there are a lot of small veins running throughout the length of the stick, and has a very nice box pressed shape. This is overall a really nice looking cigar. GreatThe aroma on the foot of the cigar is a heavy leather, light pepper, and barnyard finish. This is quite the intriguing combination and I'm pretty excited to light this up. Very GoodMildMediumThe cigar had an initial bitterness which drowned out the main profile but this subsided about a quarter-inch into the stick. The bitterness is still there but it has subsided behind the leather, tea, cedar, and dark espresso notes. The burn on this cigar has been a bit wavy and uneven, requiring a touchup during the first-third, but otherwise the smoke output and construction has been really good. The retrohale has a bitter coco and espresso note that is really pleasant and complementary of the main profile. Very GoodMediumMediumThe second-third has the same bitter espresso, cedar, leather, and earthiness as the previous third. There is a light amount of pepper that sits on the tongue throughout this third, but is not really noticeable during the actual draw. I think the overall bitterness of the main profile is drowning it out a bit. The overall bitterness of the cigar is not overwhelming but it has been pretty persistent. The construction, burn, and draw has improved since the one and only touchup. Very GoodMediumMediumThe final-third has been the best overall. The bitterness of the earlier thirds has mostly receded but is still noticeable as an overall component of the espresso note. The cedar, mineral, and pepper are still present but a slight sweetness has appeared and is rounding the profile out nicely. The retrohale has a rich tobacco and woodiness which is a transition from the earlier thirds. GoodThe draw had a nice amount of resistance but the smoke output was kind of weak throughout the experience. GoodThe burn started out pretty wavy but after a touchup it smoked like a champ.ExcellentThe construction was spot on. GoodThe cigar started out overly bitter but as it progressed the underlying profile began to shine through. It really wasn't until the last third that the cigar really started to shine with notes of tea, espresso, mineral, cedar, and intermittent sweetness that I could never quite put my finger on. This is one of those cigars that I wish I had a second one to review to see if I could better gauge the overall experience since I feel that there was a lot of promise but something just didn't quite click for me. 93
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9/1/2018 15:56:22Diana (ArmyRN)781Very GoodThis might sound silly but this is a cute little cigar! The box press feel is always a enjoyable and good looking to me. The cigar has a nice variable brown suede look to it with muted oils. The cap is well constructed and placed nicely. The filler looks well filled but not too tight. I’m anxious to try this stick.GoodNice sweet hay mixed with a mild barnyard is noted with the sniffing of the wrapper and foot. The dry draw is similar and no pungent flavors or smells are noted. I’m hoping for sweetness in this smoke but we shall see.GoodMediumMediumI didn’t get the sweet that I thought maybe was there but it is a nice dash of cocoa out of the gate and there is a hint of leather. Retro produced some pepper. But alas the cigar seems to have sputtered and stalled. It sort of got mundane for me with not much complexity. Flavor is ok but not enough for my palette. I’m hoping for progression.GoodMediumMediumNot much has changed except for a bit of a mineral flavor. I really want more from this as I believe it has the potential but it just won’t pop. It has a woodsy taste that is pleasant and there is nothing particularly wrong with the cigar but still not complex enough for me.GoodMediumMediumThis smoke still remains unimpressive for me. The mix of wood and mineral is pleasant but again, I’m not getting enough else to make this a winner for me. The smoke is plentiful and the wooziness is nice as the retro brings the mix of mineral is very pleasant.Very GoodThe draw was great with this cigar. It was easy but not sloppy. I enjoyed the effortlessness of the smoking experiences. I used a deep v cut that opened it up nicely.Very GoodThe cigar has a light ash that is fluffy and ashes on its own. There were no touch ups needed and the burn line was crisp. Very GoodWell constructed cigar with great integrity. The cap remained intact throughout the smoke. There was no lifting or cracking of the wrapper. I enjoyed the feel and size of this cigar.GoodThis is a solid smoke but just not complex enough for me. I think it would be a good cigar for a quick relaxation time but just not flavorful enough for my palette. The flavors were good but just did it come forward enough to satisfy me.60
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