This if a 2.5 year special follow-up to the original review. This 6×52 box pressed stick comes in with a dark chocolate mottled wrapper, a dense firm pack, very oily, toothy feel, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, triple cap and rich leather and cocoa aroma. First light reveals a very snug draw with minimal mild-medium smoke with just a light earthy note on the draw that goes damn and ashtray like on the finish. The first third improves slightly with a marginally better draw but requires double puffs to get smoke and flavor. Draw flavors are a musty milk chocolate with the same through the long finish just ending at a damp earth. Burn is very good and takes it’s time. The 1/2 way point comes at 40 minutes, finally opening the draw to a normal amount and producing better smoke. Body is still light with just a damp earth flavor that lingers through the long finish. Construction is good with a very nice line and solid ash that holds on almost 2 inches. Finishing at 1:20 the last third needed a big relight but eventually transitioned to a creamy nutmeg with a warm zingy finish before going out again. And yep I realize I shot the side of the cigar LOL Oops 😉
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