September 11, 2014

Jericho Hill OBS (4 3/4 x 52)

Video review HERE.

(from the Crowned Heads website)
John R. “Johnny” Cash is widely considered to be one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century. His legacy continues to inspire many, including Crowned Heads. Jericho Hill was inspired by Cash’s rendition of “Cocaine Blues,” found on Cash’s 1968 live album, “At Folsom Prison.”

Jericho Hill is a hedonistic blend of the best Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos, resulting in a rich and robust taste profile that is focused, potent, and complex. The smoke is a full-throttle experience that assaults your palate at break-neck speed, races around your mouth for a hundred miles, and leaves your taste buds in a cloud of power, intensity, and excitement. Manufactured at My Father Cigars S.A., Esteli, Nicaragua, and distributed by Crowned Heads, LLC.

You can find Jericho Hill in the following vitolas:
44S - 5 1/8” x 44
LBV - 6 1/2” x 46
OBS - 4 3/4″ x 52
Willy Lee - 6″ x 54

The cigar is very well made and dense feeling. It is box pressed.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were brown sugar, graham cracker, cedar, and dry wood notes, 

About 1 1/2 inches in the cigar picked up in sweetness. The pepper is a white pepper rated at a  7.5. The finish is a brown sugar and sweet cream with very little lingering white pepper. The ash is very tight and the cigar has an almost perfect burn line. The cigar is medium bodied.

At the band the basic flavors are about the same but there are coffee notes at the base. This may have been missed earlier but they're there. The cigar is still medium bodied. The finish is about the same but there are light notes of graham cracker on the finish also. There is still very little lingering white pepper on the finish. The cigar is very smooth and seems to be very consistent.

With about 1 1/2 inches remaining you get a lot of the sweet cedar followed by the graham cracker and brown sugar.  The coffee notes and white pepper are unchanged. The finish is very pleasing in this cigar.

At the end the flavors remained very consistent. You'll get about an hour out of this cigar. The strength ticked up to medium to full bodied at the 2/3 point. The pepper intensified to an 8. There is still not much lingering pepper on the finish, which has a few notes of graham cracker to go along with the sweet cream and brown sugar. This has been a very good cigar and priced around $9.50 or so.

Score: 91

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