April 28, 2016

Jason Holly of Viva Republica to unveil "Ivy"‏




April 27, 2016 - Jason Holly will unveil the release of “Ivy” at an exclusive event at Casa de Montecristo in Countryside, IL on Thursday, April 28th. “Ivy” is a project that although under parent company Viva Republica will boast a completely different personality - initially Ivy will only be sold in 100 specially selected retail shops.



The first batch of “Ivy” is an Ecuadorian Habano Corojo wrapped expression of a complex but balanced set of earthy and fruity flavors partly derived from its double binder of tobaccos from Cameroon and the Dominican Republic. Inside the alluring wrapped is a blend of high primed filler leaves from the Dominican Republic’s Cibao Valley and Nicaragua’s Estelí and Condega regions.

The Ivy concept was born out of sort of transfixing the style and mannerisms of the Ivy League. Jason Holly said, “I used to smoke cigars in Harvard Yard when I was in school. In a store on the square I saw an old picture of JFK smoking a cigar in the Yard, the history and tradition is overwhelming and I wanted to create a brand that had that feel of nostalgia.”

While the cigar is full production it is only being offered to an initial 100 accounts. “There’s a very specific growth plan that we have conceived to properly introduce Ivy to the marketplace,” said Jason Holly, owner of Viva Republica, parent company of Ivy.

The first offerings include a trio of sizes: Lamont (Corona - 5.25 x 43) $12 MSRP, Dudley (Robusto - 5” x 50) $13.25 MSRP and Porcellian (Double Corona - 7.5” x 50) $14.50 MSRP. “We have some other sizes already produced and aging,” Holly said, “They will start shipping by the end of July.” All tobaccos used in the Ivy Habano blend have been aged a minimum of five years. The first batch uses filler tobacco from 2007 and 2009 and wrapper leaf grown in 2008.

This release and endeavor undoubtedly askews the previous Viva Republica releases but doesn’t necessarily signal a change for the company. “Ivy is a just another side of what we do and was designed to help connect with cognoscente consumers whose buying patterns tend to diverge from the core Viva offerings which are more value positioned.”

It’s not the same style cigar as you may expect from Viva Republica, focused on well-aged and nuanced tobacco rather than the typical power-forward blends Viva Republica has produced such as Advanced and Guerrilla Warfare.

Ivy ships in ten count boxes designed by noted illustrator Glenn Wolk, who has done product design for the likes of The Beatles, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger.

Holly said there will be future blends and releases in the Ivy line but would not reveal how or when new accounts would be added.

As typical with other Viva República products, Ivy is produced at La Aurora, S.A. in partnership with Don Guillermo León and exclusively distributed in the United States by Miami Cigar & Co.

EXCELLENCE DEFINED.

ABOUT VIVA REPUBLICA

Viva Republica is a boutique premium handmade cigar manufacturer with products in over 650 premium cigar stores. All production being provided by La Aurora, S.A. Miami Cigar Co. serves as exclusive United States distributor.

www.vivarepublica.com

ABOUT MIAMI CIGAR & CO.

Founded by Nestor and Mariana Miranda, Miami Cigar & Co. has become one of the premier distributors of premium cigars boasting a portfolio which includes Tatiana, Don Lino and the Nestor Miranda brands. Miami Cigar & Co. also serves as the exclusive United States distributor for La Aurora, S.A, Viva Republica, Toscano and HF Barcelona brands.

April 24, 2016

Black Works Studio Killer Bee (4 1/2 x 46)





Video review HERE.


James Brown, creator of Black Label Trading Company (BLTC) and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra, is launching Black Works Studio as a showcase for the boutique cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.

"Part of the motivation for opening our own factory, Fabrica Oveja Negra, was to experiment and develop unique blends highlighting Nicaraguan tobacco. Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is my first opportunity to use our factory as my playground. Blending cigars is my passion and I ended up with several blends and ideas on the shelf, the time was right to launch a new brand. My inspiration comes from many things; art, movies, music, etc. that ultimately result in a new cigar blend. I have always looked at cigar making as an art form and BWS is another expression of what I can do as a cigar maker and brand owner."

"Keeping with our small batch philosophy BLK WKS showcases Fabrica Oveja Negra's ability to not only create unique premium cigars but also bring new brands into the market," continues Brown.

Three cigars were released:

NBK, 6 x 46 box press corona larga 
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Killer Bee, 4.5 x 46 petite corona (REVIEWED TODAY)
Wrapper: Ecuadorian maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Rorschach, 5 x 38 petite panatela
Wrapper: Ecuadorian habano
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan


This is a well made, good looking dark cigar. It features the signature linear cap. It reminds me of a bumble bee.




The foot features the closed foot just like the NBK.




The test draw after cutting the cap was effortless. The initial flavors were espresso, black licorice, cream, dry wood, and massive amounts of black pepper rated at a 9.


About one inch in the cigar made a change. You no longer have the black licorice and cream but you do have sweet chocolate notes. The espresso and black pepper remain massive. The finish is one of dry wood and sweet cream with a ton of lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium to full bodied and there is little doubt it will move up.



2 inches in there are still massive amounts of espresso, sweet chocolate, dry cedar, and massive amounts of black pepper. The cigar is full bodied now. The finish is unchanged. The NBK had a lot of black pepper but this cigar has even more!



The cigar lasted about 43 minutes and the flavors did not change from the last segment. This is a very dark noted cigar with lots of black pepper. It is full bodied. I enjoyed the sweet chocolate notes. This is a good, solid, powerful cigar and another great addition to the Black Works Studio portfolio. Very good cigar.

Score: 92

April 23, 2016

Black Works Studio NBK (6 x 46)





Video review HERE.


James Brown, creator of Black Label Trading Company (BLTC) and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra, is launching Black Works Studio as a showcase for the boutique cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.

"Part of the motivation for opening our own factory, Fabrica Oveja Negra, was to experiment and develop unique blends highlighting Nicaraguan tobacco. Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is my first opportunity to use our factory as my playground. Blending cigars is my passion and I ended up with several blends and ideas on the shelf, the time was right to launch a new brand. My inspiration comes from many things; art, movies, music, etc. that ultimately result in a new cigar blend. I have always looked at cigar making as an art form and BWS is another expression of what I can do as a cigar maker and brand owner."

"Keeping with our small batch philosophy BLK WKS showcases Fabrica Oveja Negra's ability to not only create unique premium cigars but also bring new brands into the market," continues Brown.

Three cigars were released:

NBK, 6 x 46 box press corona larga (REVIEWED TODAY)
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Killer Bee, 4.5 x 46 petite corona
Wrapper: Ecuadorian maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Rorschach, 5 x 38 petite panatela
Wrapper: Ecuadorian habano
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan


The cigar is very well made and had a dark chocolate wrapper. It has a nice oily shine. The cigar features a closed foot.




The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were a sweet orange citrus and lots of espresso. You get these flavors immediately; no waiting around. I like that in a cigar.


A half inch in the flavors are expanding into molasses and brown sugar to go along with the citrus and espresso. The black pepper is rated at an 8. The finish is a dry wood with cream and a lot of lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium bodied but I expect it to move up.



At the midpoint the flavors are sweet orange citrus, brown sugar, touch of molasses, and espresso. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is the same flavors but the sweet cream is the lead flavor. There is still good black pepper on both ends. The cigar has settled down into a very good cigar.



4 inches in the molasses notes have gone away. In it's place there are now dry cedar notes. The finish is unchanged, as is the black pepper. The molasses notes gave it a thick sweetness and they are now gone.



The cigar ended with the same primary notes but in the place of the citrus is now sweet cedar. The cigar is now full bodied. The finish is unchanged. Being critical, if the cigar had maintained the sweet, thick molasses with the citrus notes, brown sugar, and espresso I was prepared to rate this cigar a 94. I loved those flavors. However, cigars can change. But, this was a very good cigar and I was impressed. I have no doubt that these will be a hit for Black Works Studio. 


Score: 92

April 16, 2016

Herrera Esteli TAA Exclusive (6 x 52)





Video review HERE.


(Description taken from Cigar-Coop.com website)
This year, Drew Estate will provide a cigar exclusive to the Tobacconists Association of America retailers as a part of its TAA Exclusive Series.  The cigar is a part of the Herrera Esteli brand and is appropriately titled the Herrera Esteli TAA Exclusive. Plans are for the Herrera Esteli TAA Exclusive to make its debut at the 48th annual TAA Meeting and Convention being held in Puerta Vallarta Mexico beginning on March 6th. The cigar itself is planned to ship this April to TAA retailers.

The Herrera Esteli TAA Exclusive was blended by Drew Estate Master Blender Willy Herrera. The blend features a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. This is the first time Herrera has worked with a this wrapper at Drew Estate. The remainder of the blend features a Brazilian Mata Fina binder and an all-Nicaraguan filler.

The cigar will be available in one size – a 6 x 52 Toro priced at $12.00 per cigar. It will be packaged in twelve count boxes priced at $144.00 per box.

In a press release announcing the cigar Herrera commented, “This is my first blend since joining Drew Estate that utilizes Connecticut Broadleaf tobacco. Drew Estate fans know that we’re famous for our use of Connecticut Broadleaf tobaccos, especially in our Liga Privada No. 9 and Nica Rustica lines. I’ve been experimenting with blends that incorporate this incredible wrapper since coming on board and finally have a blend I’m really excited about. I think anyone who’s a fan of my blends will definitely appreciate this cigar. Spicy, meaty, and rich – get ready!”

This is not the first cigar Drew Estate has provided to the TAA.  It has an on-going release under its Acid brand called the Acid Bing Bang TAA Exclusive.


Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder; Brazilian Mata Fina
Filler: Nicaraguan (Esteli, Jalapa, Condega)
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate)


Vitolas Available:
As mentioned, the Herrera Esteli TAA Exclusive will be available in a single size a – 6 x 52 Toro.


The cigar is very well made and has a slightly oily wrapper. It also has a nice feel in the hand.




The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors at light up were a sweet orange citrus with a touch of boysenberry, cinnamon, dark chocolate, coffee, and black pepper rated at an 8. The as is starting off almost totally white.


About one inch in I lost the boysenberry notes but there is now white chocolate attached to the sweet citrus and cinnamon. The pepper notes are still good. The darker notes of dark chocolate and coffee remain a good base for the cigar. The finish is one of a cream with white chocolate characteristics with some lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium bodied and it seems tilted up toward medium to full bodied.



2 inches in the citrus and cinnamon continue to increase in sweetness. The lower level flavors are secondary and not overpowering. The cigar is still medium bodied but I still think it will move upward. There is a nice mix of sweet notes to dark notes.



At the midpoint I noticed some brown sugar on the front end. It goes nicely with the citrus, cinnamon, white chocolate, dark chocolate, and coffee. The finish and strength are unchanged. The flavors are working very good together.



At the end the flavors continued. The dark notes seem to be more noticeable at the end but they never overpowered the sweeter notes. The cigar did finally reach medium to full bodied. The flavors in this cigar are very, very nice. I would put this on your must-try list. I found this to be an excellent cigar from Drew Estate. Willy Herrera did a great job blending this cigar.

Score: 93

April 10, 2016

Espinosa Especial No. 4 (5 x 52)





Video review HERE.


(Description taken from Cigar-Coop.com website)
The Espinosa Especial is a new line launched by Espinosa Cigars in 2015. The line made its debut at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show. For this particular line, the company turns to a wrapper that it is very familiar with -Mexican San Andres.


Blend Profile:

In addition to the Mexican Capa Negra wrapper, the binder and fillers are comprised of Nicaraguan tobaccos from the four main growing regions of Nicaragua (Esteli, Jalapa, Condega, and Ometepe).

Wrapper: Mexican Capa Negra
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Tabacalera La Zona SA)

Vitolas Available:

The Espinosa Especial is currently available in three sizes.  The cigars are packaged in ten count boxes.

No. 1: 6 1/2 x 48
No. 4: 5 x 52
No. 5: 6 x 54


The foot of the cigar:




The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were black coffee, earth, sweet cedar, white chocolate, and black pepper rated at a 7 1/2 to 8. The white chocolate and coffee notes are the predominant notes with the cedar being secondary.


One inch in the flavors are about like they started but there is now a touch of butter and some brown sugar on the white chocolate. The cedar notes are faint with the coffee notes heavy. There is a touch of earthiness; not much, and the pepper is definitely an 8. The finish is a toasted cream with a generous amount of lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium to full bodied. 



At the midpoint the only thing different is the white chocolate notes are sweeter. There is still a touch of butter and brown sugar. The cedar notes are still faint. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is unchanged but it is also sweeter. The lingering pepper on the finish has improved.



As the cigar ended the cedar notes came out the best they have been. It is a dry cedar and very sweet. The white chocolate notes are now secondary. The butter is faint and there is a touch of the brown sugar. The coffee notes are still very good. The pepper remained very good and maintained an 8 rating. The pepper on the finish continued to increase. The cigar ended at medium to full bodied. This was a very good cigar with interesting flavors. I liked the white chocolate notes a lot and when it changed to a sweet, dry cedar I also enjoyed those. Espinosa Cigars has really stepped up their game. Very good cigar.


Score: 92

April 05, 2016

LA AURORA 1962 COROJO AND LA AURORA 1987 CONNECTICUT NOW IN STORES

(Miami, Florida) March 5, 2016 – La Aurora is pleased to announce that the La Aurora 1962 Corojo and the La Aurora 1987 Connecticut are now in stores. La Aurora is celebrating their 113 years in existence. These two blends are dedicated to the years in which they began working with the types of wrappers used on each.

The La Aurora 1962 features a corojo wrapper, from the Cibao Valley in the Dominican Republic, wrapped over an Ecuadorian binder, and fillers from the Cibao Valley and Nicaragua.
















The La Aurora 1987 sports a Connecticut shade grown wrapper, over a Dominican binder, and Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers.
















La Aurora offers both cigars, in four sizes in 20 count boxes: Robusto (5 x 50), Churchill (7 x 50), Toro (5 1/2 x 54) and Gran Toro (6 x 58). The low MSRP of $5.50 to $6.00 is to pay tribute to the consumers who have supported La Aurora for 113 years.


About La Aurora Cigar Factory:

La Aurora is the oldest cigar factory in the Dominican Republic. Masters artisans elaborate manually the best handmade cigars, since 1903, almost 113 years ago today. Located in Santiago de los Caballeros, world capital of Premium cigars, in the center of the best tobacco-growing area in the world, El Valle de Cibao, La Aurora Cigars is a family-owned company chaired by Guillermo León. He represents the fifth family generation at the forefront of the company and a symbol for all Dominicans. La Aurora is the leading company of the Dominican tobacco market and is present in more than 60 countries – among which United States, Spain, Russia, France and Germany

Follow La Aurora on Social Media: Facebook: La Aurora Cigars, Instagram: @LaAuroraCigars

ABOUT MIAMI CIGAR & CO. Founded by Nestor and Mariana Miranda, Miami Cigar & Co. has become one of the premier distributors of premium cigars, boasting a portfolio which includes Tatiana, Don Lino and the Nestor Miranda brands. Miami Cigar &Co. also serves as the exclusive United States distributor for La Aurora, S.A, Viva Republica, and Toscano brands. For media inquiries and interviews, please contact Creativas Group at info@creativasgroup.com.

April 04, 2016

FAMOUS SMOKE SHOP DEBUTS REMAINING FOUR KICKS BLACK BELT BUCKLE CIGARS. New shapes in the Crowned Heads Cigars' line extension will be limited to 500 boxes

EASTON, PA – Famous Smoke Shop, the leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, specializing in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices, has released the two remaining vitolas in their exclusive Four Kicks Black Belt Buckle selection by Crowned Heads Cigars. Named "Sublime" and "Robusto," the new sizes join the Black Belt Buckle Corona Gorda, which was released in November of 2015, and will be limited to only 500 boxes each.

Four Kicks Black Belt Buckle cigars are made using the same Nicaraguan long-filler and binder tobaccos used in the original "91-rated" Four Kicks blend, except the wrapper is a toothy, ebony-hued Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper which adds a note of sweetness to the flavor profile. The blend is medium-bodied and well-balanced as notes of honey, chocolate, hints of light peppery spice, and cedar combine for an intriguingly complex smoke.
“We’re excited to bring Black Belt Buckle into a regular production brand for Famous Smoke," said Jon Huber, Crowned Heads Cigars co-founder. "It’s always been a dream of mine to work with Ernesto [Perez-Carrillo] on a project that involved a [Connecticut] Broadleaf wrapper, as I think he’s one of the best in the business at working with that particular wrapper leaf. And to be able to create this blend for our friends at Famous is a bonus.”


The Four Kicks Black Belt Buckle selection will now be presented as follows in boxes of 20 cigars:

Sublime (6" x 54 Toro) @$8.95 MSRP

Robusto (5" x 50) @$8.45 MSRP

Corona Gorda (5 5/8" x 46) @$7.95 MSRP

"The success of the Corona Gorda has definitely proven that Jon and Ernesto were on to something," said Jim Charnley, Famous Smoke Shop Sr. Project manager. "I see the Black Belt Buckle Sublime and Robusto taking the brand to the next level of consumer awareness and expect sales to be even higher, now that cigar smokers will have all three sizes available to them."

Find more information on Four Kicks Black Belt Buckle cigars here.


About Famous Smoke Shop Famous Smoke Shop is the nation’s #1 discount retailer of premium cigars online, offering one of the largest selections of handmade cigars, machine-made cigars, cigar humidors and accessories. Famous offers the web’s lowest prices on a wide selection of cigar brands including Acid, Davidoff, Macanudo, Romeo y Julieta, Ashton, Padron, Oliva and Perdomo cigars, and many more. Famous offers their customers the best prices on all premium cigars as well as friendly and knowledgeable customer service.

April 03, 2016

Murcielago Nocturne (5 1/2 x 56)





Video review HERE.


Six years after its initial release, Erik Espinosa of Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced that the "Murcielago" will fly again and has re-debuted at the 2015 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

The Murcielago (which is Bat in Spanish) was first released at the 2009 IPCPR by EO Brands. It had a short production run due to the split with the original makers of the blend. "Once the partnership with the manufacturer dissolved, we kept the name, but they kept the blend" says Espinosa. Shortly thereafter EO Brands (Erik and his partner Eddie Ortega) went their separate ways with Erik keeping the rights to Murcielago in hopes of re-launching the brand.

Says Espinosa, "It was one of my favorite cigars. It took us three years, but myself along with my staff, painfully dissected all the Murcielagos we could find, tasting test blend after test blend until we got it right. We couldn't rush it, there weren't that many surviving Murcielagos out there to begin with but we managed to reverse engineer the cigar. I am very happy with the results and to me they are even better than the originals, because I am making them myself in my own factory at La Zona in Esteli, Nicaragua."

The Murcielago logo and band have been modernized with a sleeker look and a cutting edge box design; the cigar itself remains a medium to full-bodied blend that is semi-box pressed. 

Blend:
Wrapper: Mexican Capa Negra
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Vitolas:
Noir (5 x 52)
La Lune (6-1/2 x 54)
Nocturne (5 1/2 x 56) REVIEWED TODAY


The cigar is nicely made and box pressed with a slightly oily wrapper.




The test draw after cutting the cap was effortless. The initial flavors were espresso, dark chocolate, orange citrus, and graham cracker. There was black pepper rated at an 8. There were a lot of dark notes.


One inch in the cigar is burning evenly. There were some brown sugar notes that might be tied to the graham cracker notes. The citrus notes are fighting to be noticed through the espresso and dark chocolate. There are some charred wood notes here and there. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is a sweet cream with some lingering black pepper.



About 2 inches in the notes are about the same; espresso, dark chocolate, orange citrus, graham cracker, brown sugar, and black pepper. The lingering pepper on the finish has moved up. The cigar is still medium to full bodied. 



The flavor notes didn't change much to the end but I noticed more dry wood/charred wood notes. At any given point you would get more of one flavor or the other but the main flavor notes did not change. The cigar was medium to full bodied and the pepper was very good on both ends. This was a very dark noted cigar. I enjoyed the cigar and these should be available anywhere that carries Espinosa Cigars.

Score: 91

April 02, 2016

Laranja DeSocio (5 5/8 x 54 Perfecto)





Video review HERE.


(Description take from Cigar-Coop.com website)
An exclusive size of the Espinosa Laranja Reserva is now available from wholesale distributor Alliance Cigar.  The Espinosa Laranja Reserva DeSocio will introduce a 5 5/8 x 54 double perfecto. The cigar is the sixth installment of Alliance Cigar’s DeSocio series – a series of sizes of popular cigar blends that are only available through Alliance Cigar.

The DeSocio series was the brainchild of Tom Sullivan, President of Alliance Cigar. Sullivan introduced the new series as a way to pay tribute to his maternal Grandfather who had an affinity for cigars. The other cigars of the series include the Alec Bradley Tempus DeSocio (6 1/2 x 54),  My Father Cigar’ Flor de Antilles DeSocio ( 5 3/4 x 54),  Oliva Serie V Melanio DeSocio (6 1/2 x 54), Alec Bradley Prensado DeSocio (5 1/2 x 56), and the Aging Room Quattro F55 DeSocio.

Photo from Halfwheel.com

The Espinosa Laranja Reserva DeSocio is also available through Alliance Cigar’s retail arm, Superior Cigars.

The wrapper is called Brazilian Laranja. This is a wrapper that comes from the Recôncavo region of Brazil located in the Bahia State. The cigar itself is made at Espinosa’s La Zona factory located in Esteli, Nicaragua.

Wrapper: Brazilian Laranja
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (La Zona)


Vitolas Available
The DeSocio is the fifth size in the Espinosa Laranja Reserva line. Consistent with the rest of the line, the DeSocio is packaged in 20 count boxes. For reference, we include the other four sizes of the Laranja line.

DeSocio: 5 5/8 x 54 (REVIEWED TODAY)
Caixa: 6 1/2 x 48
Corona Gorda: 5 5/8 x 46
Robusto Extra: 5 1/2 x 54
Toro: 6 x 52


This is an absolutely beautiful cigar. I love the look. This is the newest version of Laranja. Espinosa Cigars also came out with the Caixa last year which is a new vitola of this cigar. Here is a shot of the Caixa and the DeSocio side by side.




Since the blends are the same I chose to review the DeSocio simply because I love the perfecto shape. I first reviewed the Laranja back in November of 2014. The toro I reviewed received a rating of 91.

The DeSocio has a shiny, oily wrapper and is expertly made. Here is the foot.




I wanted to take the absolute minimum from the cap so the first attempt gave a firm draw so I had to recut it. The second cut gave a better draw. The initial flavors were a sweet, tangy orange citrus, brown sugar, and a buttery cream. The pepper was a black pepper rated at a 7 1/2.


One inch in the only change is there are now white chocolate notes in place of the buttery cream. The brown sugar is quite prominent and tries to overwhelm the orange citrus. There are also light coffee notes at the base. The finish is a sweet cream with a lot of lingering black pepper. The cigar is a high-end medium to full bodied.



At the midpoint the burn is almost perfect. The flavors are unchanged but they are very pleasing. I am a fan of the orange citrus and brown sugar combination. The white chocolate gives a thick sweetness to the flavors and the coffee makes a nice base. I do not recall the Laranja I reviewed 1 1/2 years ago having this much black pepper but I am loving the pepper in this cigar. The cigar is still medium to full bodied.



As the cigar ended I got notes of dark chocolate, which I found unusual. The coffee notes came out much more. The brown sugar was very strong and overshadowed the orange citrus. The finish was unchanged. The strength was still medium to full bodied. I very much enjoyed this cigar. The flavors were balanced and very nice. Excellent cigar.

Score: 93