This 5×52 box pressed stick features a silky soft mottled dark chocolate wrapper with smooth edges, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, double cap and rich oily barnyard aroma. First light reveals (more…)
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This 6 1/8×52 stick offers a two tone wrapper using two different inter lapping leaves. Both offer a dry satin feel, with minimal veins. If the seams were’t different colors you wouldn’t see those either. The construction is spongy but even and it puts off a faint wood and hay aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw, tons of rich thick oily smoke and mild-medium flavors of a sweet earth and wood with a long smooth finish. The first third builds on the initial flavors adding a pepper and spice component especially on the finish, while the overall body is up to a smooth and solid medium. The burn is fairly fast, even taking slow draws about 2 per minute. 15 min in, about 1 1/2″ down the ash fell off and the draw flavors changed to a mild-medium creamy milk chocolate with a touch of pepper on the finish. 25 min in at the 1/2 way point, flavors changed adding a deep eath and a nice spice kick to the finish, pushing the body back to a solid medium. Ending at 55 min where it began to get too hot for my taste, the last third transitioned to a very dry almost bitter chocolate and very deep earth, dropping the pepper spice and oil. Thank you very much to LabelYourCigar.com for sending this in for review!
This 5×50 box press stick offers a mottled, oily satin wrapper with a dark chocolate hue, minimal viens, smooth seams and a tight press. The aroma is of a mild sweet tobacco. First light reveals a draw on the firm side, a very smooth silky smoke, although light on production. Flavors are a medium bodied slightly peppery tobacco. There is a heavy slight bitterness to it, not unpleasant, much like a bitter chocolate experience. The stick proved to be extremely consistent, holding the exact same flavors from start to finish at the 1 hour mark. Thank you very much to Primer Mundo Cigars for sending this for review!
This 6×52 dark chocolate stick comes wrapped in a cedar sleeve, inside a black aluminum tube for easy transport and storage. Offering a robust, slightly veiny irregular roll it presents slight tooth, a firm pack and beautiful chocolate tobacco aroma. Starting on the mild-medium body side of things, it opens with a oily, smooth tobacco and black pepper flavor without any of the spice and heat, adding a hint of a bitter chocolate in to the long pepper finish. Strength wise it’s definitely got a punch, medium-full by the first inch in. By the half way point flavors had changed to a creamy sweet chocolate and coffee, with a smooth pepper finish, getting richer as it burns down. By the end of the 2nd third flavors had dropped the pepper in exchange for more cream and butter, especially on the finish, leaving an oily creamy slick on the palate. The last third brought the coffee flavor to the forefront and the pepper back but at a milder point, with just a hint of the chocolate. Overall still rich, creamy, oily and slightly sweet, it finished long and smooth. Burn and draw were both excellent all the way down without issue. Total burn time to the last inch was 1:15 where it started getting hot. Thank you very much to Ashton for generously supplying this sample for review!