May 29, 2016

Caldwell Cigar Co. Long Live the King Lock Stock (5 x 52)

Video review HERE.

I reviewed the sister cigar to this offering back in March, The King is Dead Broken Sword. So, today I am reviewing Long Live the King Lock Stock. This cigar is a 5 x 52 belicoso that has an oily wrapper. It shines nicely in the light. 

Capa: Corojo Dominicano – 2008
Banda: Corojo Dominicano – 2009
Tripa: Corojo Ligero Dominicano 50% – 2006
Tripa: Viso Pelo De Oro Peruano 10% – 2008
Tripa: Habano Ligero Nicaraguense 40% – 2007

The cigar is nicely made and has a nice density feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was a bit firm but very workable. The initial flavors were a sweet cedar with brown sugar and an earthy coffee.

About 1 1/2 inches in the flavors are much like they started but now there is a touch of strawberry-like sweetness at the peak of the sweet cedar. The pepper seems to be a white pepper rated at a 7. The cigar is medium to full bodied at this point. The finish has some of those strawberry notes with sweet cream. There is nice lingering black pepper on the finish.

At the midpoint the flavor notes are about the same. The slight strawberry notes are fading slightly but in it's place there are buttery notes giving the cigar some richness. There is still the sweet cedar with light strawberry notes, brown sugar, and an earthy coffee but now there are some nice buttery notes to go along with them. The cigar is full bodied at this point.

With about 2 inches remaining there are now cinnamon notes popping in on the front end. The lingering black pepper on the finish has increased. The cigar is still full bodied.

The cigar ended much like the last segment. The touch of cinnamon stuck and is nice. The cigar ended at full bodied. The lingering black pepper continued to be nice. The finish remained the same. This cigar took a little longer to take off than I would have wanted. From the midpoint on it was an excellent cigar. While this was a good cigar The King is Dead was a better cigar, in my opinion.

Score: 92

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