This 6.25×46 stick features a dark chocolate mottled wrapper with a slight red hue, minimal veins, tight seams, large double cap with a fan pigtail, slightly spongy oily feel, slight tooth and faint barnyard aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with thick chewy medium-full bodied smoke showing flavors of a zesty, meaty earth with a pepper tingle going in to the long finish. The first third brings the body up to full but without and strength or harshness, just smooth flavors, only adding a touch of mint to the mix. The ash holds on nicely but the burn is a bit wonky and it goes fast. The 1/2 way point comes at 25 minutes with no flavor changes but the body mellows to a medium. Ending at 45 minutes the last third came up to a medium-full body, taking down the zing from the draw and lingering the sweet earth on the finish. Thank you to Drew Estate for sending this to review!
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