July 30, 2016

Ezra Zion Brass Knuckles XL (6 x 54)

Video review HERE.

When Brass Knuckles was launched it Sold Out in 2.5 hours. The feedback from the fans was overwhelming. Everyone wanted more Brass Knuckles! The initial offering was 4.75 x 52 and had a total production of 840 cigars. 

The vision of the Brass Knuckles blends are to showcase the best Medio Tiempo and Esteli & Jalapa Ligeros that we've ever smoked! EVER!

Very little is known about this cigar so I am assuming it uses the same basic leaves that the initial production cigar.

Size: 6 x 54
Wrapper: Corojo 99
Filler: Nicaraguan Medio Tiempo, Esteli/Jalapa Ligero

Total Production: 525 cigars (I'd call that an ultra small batch!)

There is nothing special about my getting these cigars. I signed up for updates on the Ezra Zion website. I received an email about the offering of these cigars so I bought a 5 pack. 

The cigar is a dark brown and looks spectacular with the tiny metal brass knuckles as the band. The cigar has a very dense feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was great. The initial flavors were a sweet creamy flavor with a lot of brown sugar. There is a sprinkling of citrus but you don't get it until the end of the creamy brown sugar. There was a nice amount of black pepper rated at an 8. 

1 inch in there are now thick caramel notes to go along with the brown sugar. The caramel has a touch of butter also. The citrus notes are gone. There is also some black coffee as a base. The finish is a caramel-like flavor with some nice lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium-plus bodied. Not quite medium to full but leaning that way. There is a lot of sweetness in this cigar.

Around the midpoint the flavors have not changed but I must say again, there is a lot of sweet brown sugar and caramel in this cigar. The coffee notes are highly elevated mixing well with the brown sugar and caramel. I had hints of dark chocolate but they did not last. The cigar is now medium to full bodied. There is a nice caramel finish, just like before, with lingering black pepper.

I got a very long burn time out of this cigar. The cigar finished with the massive amounts of brown sugar and caramel. The coffee played a big part as it was quite intense and mixed well. The finish was unchanged. The cigar hit full bodied shortly after the midpoint. This was a very good cigar. Great, sweet flavors with full bodied aspects. If you were lucky enough to snatch some of these let me know what you think but for me it's a winner!

Score: 92

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