|Concentrated minerals and earth are the first impressions of this rustic looking cigar, but they eventually relent to hickory flavors and some herbal notes.|
|Filler||Dom. Rep., Nicaragua|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Oct 01, 2011|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2008 | Score: 90
Beautifully made with a dark, chocolate colored wrapper. The cigar smokes well, with dark-roasted coffee flavors and sweet woody notes that carry on to the finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2005 | Score: 83
A toothy cigar with a woody character, and some bitter, tangy flavors. Medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2004 | Score: 85
Veiny but attractive, this cigar burns well. It has a sharp, balsa-wood flavor, and lacks depth. Mild to medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2002 | Score: 85
A dark and oily cigar that's generally well made. It's woody and gummy, with a nice draw. The smoke has a medium body.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2001 | Score: 85
A rough-looking cigar that draws and burns very well. It's woody, wheaty and a bit tangy, with some spice.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2000 | Score: 87
A medium to full bodied cigar. It has a woody and earthy character, with a hint of nuttiness on the palate. A bit hot on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Nov 01, 1999 | Score: 88
This firm robusto has a dark, veiny wrapper. It's earthy and toasty, with a roasted flavor and notes of toasted caramel. Some inconsistency was noted.
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