|A powerhouse. This cigar is filled with dark chocolate and strong sweet spice flavors. It has a great, mouth-filling texture.|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Aug 01, 1999|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2017 | Score: 89
A dark, oily, slim cigar with a simple palate of earth, leather and minerals that lead to a tangy finish. Medium to full-bodied with a firm draw.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2015 | Score: 90
Sweet and floral with warm woody and vanilla bean undertones and a nutty, cedar finish. The draw is a bit firm, but the cigar draws evenly.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2014 | Score: 88
A darkly-hued Lonsdale with a toasty and peppery core, almond notes and a bit of bite on the finish. Tasters encountered consistency issues with the draw.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2013 | Score: 90
This thin cigar is covered in an oily wrapper. Its lush draw imparts a peppery smoke with plenty of roasted coffee bean character and a touch of nuttiness.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2011 | Score: 89
Dark and oily but a bit rustic looking. An easy draw puts lots of hickory, leather and red pepper spice on the palate. The finish tastes a bit young
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2008 | Score: 88
A dark and oily cigar with a brownish, red wrapper. The mostly earthy smoke delivers clear cocoa bean impressions on the palate, however charcoal flavors come through as well.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 07, 2008 | Score: 88
A dark and oily cigar with a brownish-red wrapper. The mostly earthy smoke delivers clear cocoa bean impressionson the palate.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2007 | Score: 91
An oily cigar that draws well, offering a hardy balance of coffee bean and leather flavor. A medium- to full-bodied smoke with a woody finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 07, 2006 | Score: 86
This dark, oily smoke has some woody, grassy flavors on the palate. It has some sweet spices, but some inconsistency was noted.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2004 | Score: 89
Reddish brown in appearance, with a dark and oily wrapper. The cigar is strong and cedary, with robust flavors. It tastes a bit young.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2002 | Score: 86
Roughly made and veiny, this cigar has a firm draw. The smoke is peppery and charred, with fruity, leathery notes on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 1998 | Score: 88
This is a well-balanced, medium to full bodied cigar. It has some toasted herb flavors, and a bit of earthiness.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Sep 01, 1996 | Score: 90
This is a full-bodied, rich smoke. It has cedar and spice flavors, including nutmeg, and an overall pepper spice character with a long, coffee bean finish.
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