|Big, dark and rustic in appearance. The cigar burns very unevenly delivering lots of dark-roasted coffee flavors, woody notes and a charry, over-roasted finish.|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Aug 01, 2009|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2018 | Score: 92
An inky, dark Churchill whose every puff is sweet and dense with cocoa powder, molasses, nougat and a caramel finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2015 | Score: 85
Near black in appearance with a matte wrapper. This cigar produces a white ash as well as walnut notes, maple and a dry, chalky finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2012 | Score: 87
Big and black with a silky wrapper. Some charry coffee notes in the beginning settle down to slight citrus and anise flavors.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2011 | Score: 88
Big and dark with a slightly firm, though workable draw. It offers a medium-bodied mix of coffee bean, wood and hints of leather.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2003 | Score: 86
Dark cigar with an oddly colored cap. The draw and burn are decent. It has notes of wheat and sweet spices. Pleasant, and medium in body.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2002 | Score: 85
A big, veiny maduro that burns a bit crooked. It's sweet and toasty, with heavy vanilla notes and a sweet finish. Medium to full bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2002 | Score: 86
A veiny, rough maduro that burns crookedly. The smoke is oily and cedary, with some sour notes and a hint of vanilla. Mild to medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1999 | Score: 84
Although this cigar is well balanced, it has a slightly tarry note, and some papery hints on the finish. A core of woody flavors on the palate and finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 1999 | Score: 87
This huge, well-made cigar is smooth and cedary, with hints of ginger and semisweet spices on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Nov 01, 1997 | Score: 83
This big cigar is surprisingly mild. The flavors are muted, with hints of coffee and sweetness, but it remains flat.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Mar 01, 1995 | Score: 86
This maduro-style cigar has a mild, smooth character with a backbone of sweet spices and pepper.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1993 | Score: 84
A big cigar with a medium body and loads of spice on the palate, but it finishes dry and sharp.
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