|The notably dark wrapper of this cigar foreshadows the balanced, bottom-palate notes of coffee, sweet licorice and charcoal. Tasty and alluring.|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Jun 01, 2014|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2018 | Score: 89
A hearty smoke full of oaky vanilla notes that are enriched by sweeter hints of black cherry and chocolate before a boozy, rum-like finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2017 | Score: 88
Earthy and full-bodied, this dark Churchill also imparts hints of mesquite and leather. Some metallic notes and dry wood affected the score.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2016 | Score: 89
Attractively rolled with a dark wrapper and three-seam cap. It's a fairly bold smoke with a hearty combination of earth and coffee. A cashew-like nuttiness also emerges along with notes of freshly unearthed roots.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2015 | Score: 88
Dark and oily, this Churchill imparts a creamy balance of spice, licorice and toasted marshmallow. The finish is flinty.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2014 | Score: 89
Gleaming with oils, this medium-bodied dark cigar is sweet and fruity with touches of tar and wood, though the burn is uneven.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2011 | Score: 87
The draw and combustion of this large Churchill are even and consistent. Initial hickory flavors turn charry and gummy with an aftertaste of perfume.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2010 | Score: 89
This Churchill is dark, oily and alluring with a full draw and even burn. First puffs are strong and cedary with some licorice but mellow a bit to show floral notes.
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