“I enjoyed the cigar quite a bit, particularly the second half. I always like toast, nuts, citrus, earth, and peppery blends when they’re done with nice balance and nuance. This cigar didn’t have crazy flavor changes or super unique flavors, but it delivered a profile I like with medium-full flavor and body. There was no noticeable strength. As for my reaction to the reveal - I have smoked this cigar several times in a different vitola and always enjoy it. I was surprised to see the reveal, as this size smokes quite differently than what I am familiar with. I had some aspects of the blend correct, but am still a bit surprised by others. All in all, I would strongly recommend this cigar and I will certainly smoke more of these.”
“Overall, I would call this cigar average to slightly above average. It’s a fuller profile with lots of charred wood, earth, and pepper but there is a balancing sweetness and some baking spices. The performance was top notch throughout. It got a little too wood and pepper forward in the final third for my taste, but it wasn’t off putting. I would smoke this again, but I won’t buy more to keep on hand. However, I think this is a recommendable cigar for someone that enjoys fuller, peppery Nicaraguan-like profiles. As for the reveal - this was a shocker to me. I was certain this was a cigar I smoked the other day, but I guess since it was fresh in my mind, it had me convinced. However, I have never had this and it has been on my to smoke and review list, so I’m happy I got to smoke it and blind review it.”
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