“Overall I found this cigar to be quite good. I was surprised by the amount of spicy pepper this cigar showcased throughout given the age on it. I enjoyed the full body and flavor it presented. I like thick, textured smoke and this had that in spades. The profile was pretty consistent throughout with some earth, pepper, and wood. I liked the way the first third showed some cacao nib-like dark chocolate notes that transitioned into more of a milk chocolate like flavor on the draw. Then the profile turned more savory and spicy throughout the second third before some sweetness rejoined near the end. The cigar performed great besides the time it spontaneously went out. Fortunately that seemed to have no negative impact on the smoking experience. I can’t attest to the impact that age had on this cigar as the original release was so long ago, but I can say that I would smoke more of these in their current state.”
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