This 5×52 stick features a medium brown dry, slightly tooth wrapper like a fine sandpaper. It has minimal veins, tight seams, double cap and a very sweet earthy aroma with an even spongy give. First light reveals (more…)
This 6×50 stick features a dark brown satin wrapper with firm even construction, nice oil sheen, small veins, tight invisible seams, good looking double cap and a musty, damp earth aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw and medium body flavors of a silky smooth musty aged tobacco flavor with a long pepper zing finish. Smoke output is excellent and it’s nice and thick. The first third is up to full body with deep in your chest earthiness, a creamy coffee and tobacco as side notes. The finish is pepper and spice with an oily heat on the lips. The second third shifts to a creamy earth and caramel combo, still full body with a ton of thick smoke. The ash held on for the entire third falling in a solid white chunk. Ending at 1:15 the last third was all creamy leather with a slight pepper on the finish and medium-full strength, giving a nice rush. Thank you very much to Gary Griffith, Owner of Emilio Cigars for sending this in 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 (more…)
This 5.5 x 50 offered a notably smooth medium-full experience with a mix of several prominent flavors. The first 1/2 brought a bit of sweet tobacco and leather with the last bringing cocoa and leather with a touch of oil. The finish was very consistent with a long pepper zing over the tongue lasting well until the next draw. Total time to the band point at which it became a little warm and nutty was 1:15. The burn was very good all the way down never needing any attention, and the draw was perfect – on the loose side with just a touch of resistance. It billowed easy thick, rich smoke at every draw. Thank you very much to Ashton Cigars for generously donating this for review! Photography by BG Pictures.
A large 7.2×49 stick that offered good promise from the start with a strong medium-full bodied leather flavor and great pepper zing, followed by a long pepper and spice finish. By the 2nd half it mellowed to medium losing the leather and most of the spice bringing a smooth nutty flavor. Unfortunately the remainder of the smoke was marred by a very bad burn requiring touch-ups and a relight, ruining the flavors by the band.