Video review HERE.
(Description taken from Cigar-Coop.com website)
Ezra Zion Cigar Company has announced its latest line, All my EX’s. The cigar not only showcases a new look, but the company also is collaborating with a new factory, Noel Rojas’ Aromas de Jalapa. All My EX’s is a limited production cigar. The company has announced the cigars are immediately available.
All My EX’s features Ezra Zion’s new “Republic of Texas” logo on the boxes ad bands. Texas is the home state of owners Kyle Hoover and Chris Kelly.
“We are constantly trying to challenge ourselves in our blending. The next cigar has to be better than the last.” said Hoover in an email communication announcing the product. “All My EX’s is a blend that we’ve been working on for over a year to perfect.”
“When I tried the Ezra Zion All My EX’s blend I told Chris and Kyle, ‘This is the best cigar I’ve ever made in this factory’.” noted Rojas in that same email.
Rojas is also the owner of Guayacan Cigars. Ezra Zion, along with Guayacan are brands distributed by House of Emilio. This is not the first project Rojas has done with a House of Emilio brand. Rojas produced the Emilio Draig Cayuquero and the Nomad LE Esteli Lot 1386 for Emilio and Nomad Cigars respectively.
All my EX’s is the first Ezra Zion cigar to use an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Not Disclosed
Filler: Nicaragua Corojo and Nicaraguan Criollo
All my EX’s comes in three sizes. Each are packaged in raw wood cabinet style boxes of 25 cigars. Total production is 800 boxes total.
Robusto: 5 x 50 (SRP $8.50 per cigar)
Toro: 6 x 52 (SRP $8.95 per cigar) (REVIEWED TODAY)
Lancero: 7 x 42 (SRP $9.95 per cigar)
The cigar is a very dark brown and well made. It has an above average feel in the hand.
The test draw after cutting the cap was fairly firm. I decided to not re-cut the cap and go with it. The initial flavors were a tangy tangerine citrus, black licorice, sweetened dark chocolate, black coffee, and black pepper rated a 7 1/2 to 8. The cigar comes across as medium to full bodied.
About 1 1/2 inches in the flavors are pretty much like I described as listed but the percentages are changing from draw to draw. The majority of the sweetness is coming from the chocolate. I get more or less tangerine and licorice depending on the draw. The coffee is quite prominent and holding a nice base. The cigar is still medium to full bodied. The finish is a cream with a little underlying chocolate flavor. There is a splash of lingering black pepper.
Around the midpoint the citrus and licorice notes are gone. The only major sweetness is coming from the chocolate notes. There seems to be a slight note of brown sugar but it's not defined.
The flavor that I thought might be brown sugar was actually a dry cocoa. It added a touch of sweetness but the chocolate provided the majority of sweetness. The cigar maintained medium to full bodied in strength. This is a very dark noted cigar but it had enough sweetness to satisfy me. I bought this locally so they are on shelves. Look for them if you like a dark noted cigar with ample chocolate notes with some sweetness.