3/5/16

Project X: Offering #2 - Blind Review (Neya F8 Ligero Typhoon)


I will break down flavors into categories as you will see below. I will then note when a flavor arises. Too, I will grade according to my K A P L O W I T Z Scale guidelines. This all shall be noted at every 1/3.

I will then offer a final grade ruling. THEN, on Radio Herf 03062016, Mr. Darryl Martin shall reveal what it is that I reviewed. We'll kibbitz 'bout it.
THE CIGAR
*classified*
"Big Dark Brown"
DECLASSIFIED
Duran Cigars
Neya F8 Ligero Typhoon
6 x 56 Toro
Equador Habano wrapper
Nicaraguan binder/filler
ACT I

FLAVORS
Animal: Manure. Smoked meat.
Sweet: Bittersweet. Buttery. Toffee. Chocolate/Cocoa.
Spicy: Black pepper. Chili Pepper. Licorice/Anise
Woody: Charred/burnt. Smoked. Toasted. Dark roast coffee. Hickory. Mesquite.
Vegetal: Mushroom. Nuts, roasted. Musty/old cellar.
Earthy: Barnyard. Espresso. Heavy tobacco. Dirt/Earth.
Chemical: Tar

K A P L O W I T Z SCALE
K being the least, Z the greatest
Appearance I
Construction W
Combustion I
Flavors/Body T
Strength O

NOTES
Bit uneven draw.
Heavy notes.
Nuanced for its weight.
Splendid mouth-feel.
Complex clean finish.
Errs toward spongy.
Builds ash like a champ.
Breads, cereals.
ACT II

FLAVORS
Animal: Manure. Smoked meat (less). Musk.
Sweet: Buttery. Toffee. Dried fruit. Honey. Creamy. Blackberry. Black cherry.
Spicy: Licorice/anise (less). Black pepper (less then more). Chili pepper. Nutmeg.
Woody: Charred/burnt. Smoked. Dark roast coffee. Hickory. Mesquite. Wine cask.
Vegetal: Mushroom. Nuts, roasted. Musty/old cellar.
Earthy: Barnyard. Espresso. Heavy tobacco.
Chemical: Tar (less). Charcoal.

K A P L O W I T Z SCALE
Appearance T
Construction I
Combustion I
Flavors/Body I
Strength L

NOTES
Lots of grains.
Flavors dampen a tick.
Very nice burn.
Draw evens (bit tight).
Great room note.
Leathery.
Lotsa smoky.
Clean.
Big transition.
Smoke gets a tick irritating.
ACT III

FLAVORS
Animal: Manure. Musk. Meat.
Sweet: Molasses. Honey. Chocolate/cocoa. Fresh fruit. Buttery. Creamy. Blackberry.
Spicy: Cloves. Salt. Nutmeg. Black pepper (in/out). Licorice/anise.
Woody: Aromatic tobacco. Wine cask. Dark roast coffee. Hickory. Cedar. Tannic.
Vegetal: Floral. Nuts, roasted. Musty/old cellar. Herbs. Citrus. Grass, fresh.
Earthy: Espresso. Barnyard. Heavy tobacco. Peat. Moss.
Chemical: Charcoal (less).

K A P L O W I T Z SCALE
Appearance I
Construction W
Combustion I
Flavors/Body T
Strength O

NOTES
Damp draw.
Bready.
Sweetens (earthier)
Great burn-line/ash.
Tad laborious.
Sweet smooth retro-hale.
Spongy pack.
Notes mottle a bit.

FINAL GRADE
****A****

REMEMBER: Tune into the next Radio Herf for the reveal.
POSTSCRIPT: In the interest of uniformity, I will be working from a flavor chart via Stogie Fresh.

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