With so many people raving about this cigar online I went ahead and got a 5 pack back in mid-December and promptly forgot about them.
While I was reorganizing and re-taking inventory on my collection after the Coolerdorazilla build, I came across them again and decided the time was right!
Overall, I thought this was a cigar full of potential, but either in need of more rest or maybe just not the cigar for me.
I must say this is a good looking stick which needs clipped at both ends - that's something different.
The pre-light taste was salty-leather.
Smoking this was an exercise in patience. The cigar is VERY temperature sensitive and more than one puff per minute results in a mouthful of black pepper and leather. With rest there are very nice notes of creamy expresso. Quite pleasant in fact. Very savory. I dont know, maybe I was just in an impatient mood, but I really did get tired of having every other puff be so peppery. Maybe my clipping was too generous and this burned too hot. I dont know.
This cigar was also pretty strong. Id say 4.4 out of 5 in terms of strength, at least for me.
The burn was excellent and not once did I need to retouch the cigar. Perfect burn I would even say.
I'm going to let the remaining four brothers sit for at least another month or two before trying again. The one I had today just seemed to be a little untamed yet.
I think it's definitely a cigar worth trying, but not boxworthy for me...yet.
I give this a 3.2 out of 5, with the note that I will revisit this score at a later date. I must say I was strongly tempted to give this a lower score, but the hints of tastiness convinced me to take it easy on this for now...
Cigar Reviews, Recalibrated
I decided to archive my own reviews online as I find 90% of all cigar reviews to be as useful as a bottle of Jack at a Mormon wedding.