OPK Fire by Battleground Cigars

Cigar Specs and Brand

  • Vitola: Robusto
  • Length: 5
  • Ring Gauge: 54
  • Strength: Medium
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo Wrapper
  • Binder: Ecuadorian Corojo
  • Filler: seco and ligero blend from Nicaragua’s Jalapa Valley and viso from Estelí, Nicaragua.
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Before the Smoke

Medium dark in color. Very toothy.

Cold Draw

Notes of cedar, barnyard, and a cocoa finish

First Third

A little bit of cinnamon and spice followed by a hint of cocoa (chocolate) on the tongue and palate.

The draw was just a little tight to begin with but as the cigar heated, the draw became much smoother.

The retro-hale definitely brought some cinnamon and spice. The chocolate definitely remained on the palate with each puff.

Second Third

The cinnamon remained but allowed the pepper and spice to go away which allowed the chocolate to take center stage.

Surprisingly, cedar became more present in the second third allowing the cigar’s note profile to change a bit.

By now, cinnamon, cedar and still a faint touch of chocolate on the finish.

The burn line remained even and the cigar stayed opened allowing a great chewy smoke with each draw.

Final Third

The final third became a little more creamier. The cinnamon had definitely vanished. No spice or pepper return. The cedar kicked in a bit along with the chocolate on the finish. Halfway through the final third, I noted there were hints of leather and earth peaking in every few puffs.

Once again, the burn line remained sharp and straight.

The draw was very nice and smooth.

Final Thoughts

This was a very tasty cigar. I’ve been thoroughly impressed with every cigar from BattleGround Cigars.

I really appreciated the construction of this cigar and how the burn line never had any issues.

What to pair: Coffee or course. Perhaps a latte or cappuccino.

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