- Vitola: Toro
- Length: 6.5
- Ring Gauge: 52
- Strength: Medium - Full
- Wrapper: Habana 2000
Before the Smoke
Beautiful habano 2000 wrapper. Triple cap. Oily and leathery touch.
A slight tear to the wrapper at the foot--- thanks to me dropping it.
Definitely some pepper and spice on the cold draw. It had a very natural taste to it.
The pepper and spice lingered on the palate before lighting.
A small hint of spice right off the bat. A spiced cedar note soon followed.
As the cigar progressed, the pepper became a little stronger but it was a very slow progression. It was similar to eating a jalapeno–at first, it wasn’t bad but it became strong as I made my way through the first third.
Notes: spice, pepper, and cedar.
Towards the end of the first third, a sweetness emerged. Almost similar to a graham cracker or cinnamon toast.
The burn line was even. No issues whatsoever. The smoke cloud was fantastic, especially on a windy and cold day.
The draw was fantastic.
The second third was fun! The pepper backed off letting the cedar, cinnamon, and toast notes take over.
The strong Oklahoma winds caused the ash to fall but did not affect the way the cigar smoked.
I absolutely loved the retrohale. Not very spicy or peppery but just enough to enjoy. The cedar and cinnamon-toast-like notes lingered on the palate.
The burnline was razor sharp.
It was definitely Full Body at this point.
Okay. Get Ready for this.
The same notes remained present as the second third. A very easy and perfect draw.
Several puffs into the final third. The cigar shifted.
!!NOTE CHANGE ALERT!!
The pepper and spice came back a bit but not too strong. A very refreshing NEW note of mint appeared. I can’t really explain it other than to compare it a bit to the Absinthe Infused Alpha Cigar.
It was a very refreshing note. It was as if I had a peppermint in my mouth during each puff.
Still, very strong, still a Full Body smoke.
Razor sharp burn.
No touch-ups or relights. Even with the crazy 35mph cold wind, the cigar remained consistent and smoked as if I were indoors. I was super impressed with that.
I would not recommend this to a novice or new cigar smoker. The strength was amazing.
The grand finale was unexpected and awesome. I’ve never been that surprised and blown away before. I was so impressed and shocked, I messaged Carolina Blue’s Founder, Christopher Moore and told him I was mad at myself for waiting so long to review this one. 🙂
I highly recommend this one.
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