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5/27/16

Project X: Offering #6 Serie II - Blind Cigar Review (My Father El Centurion)


Blind review, then? Oh, yes. Blind review.

THE CIGAR
*classified*
6 x 54 (approx) Toro, lettuce say.
DECLASSIFIED
My Father El Centurion
ACT I

FLAVORS
Animal: Smoked meat.
Sweet: Bittersweet. Blackberry. Black cherry. Molasses.
Spicy: Black pepper. Nutmeg. Salt. Chili pepper.
Woody: Mesquite wood. Dark roasted coffee. Charred/burnt. Smoke. Toasted. Cedar wood.
Vegetal: Herbs. Citrus.
Earthy: Manure. Peat.
Chemical: Charcoal (hint of)

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

NOTES

  • Tastes like a cowpoke cook-out...
  • ... w/ fruit cup side?
  • Smooth and consistent dry draw.
  • Somewhat of a delicate top-leaf.
  • Citrus-laced red pepper.
  • Dry shaft. Is there anything worse, sirs?
  • Strong mouth-tingle makes some drool.
  • Warm & loose ash. Cue schmatta! 
  • Thin, stiff leather hand and under-belly.
  • Cedar hits hard at start o' 2/3. Then smoked meat.
  • I keep thinking of the Blazing Saddles campfire scene.
  • Room-note is sharp smoke, toasty, char. Some sweetness.
  • ^ finish too, w/ more sweetness. 
ACT II

FLAVORS
Animal: Smoked meat (less) (falls off)
Sweet: Bittersweet. Blackberry. Black cherry. Molasses. Creamy.
Spicy: Black pepper. Nutmeg. Salt. Chili pepper. Cinnamon.
Woody: Mesquite wood. Dark roasted coffee. Charred/burnt. Toasted. Cedar wood.
Vegetal: Herbs. Citrus. (Less. Less)
Earthy: Manure. Dirt/earth. Espresso.

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

NOTES

  • Smoke out-put, pace, and strength all up-tick.
  • Blackberry and cherry become more generic red/purple fruit. Dry but plump.
  • Top-leaf is a bit dry/delicate. Cracks here & there. Cosmetic, only.
  • Fruit and espresso lead with woods close-up. 
  • Toast/smoke/char clears a bit.
  • Strength up a tick again at 3/3 onset.
  • Cedar rebounds on new cream.
  • 2 retouches have been required. Line is nuts even now in 3/3.
  • I taste Blackberry Manischewitz.
  • Cream is quite toasted. Nearly solid.
  • Shaft gets new oils.
  • Smoke is cool and even from light to nub.
  • Clean post finish.
  • I am spitting a lot, gentlepersons.
SMOKE TIME
90mins

FINAL GRADE
****B+****

POSTSCRIPT
In the interest of uniformity, I will be working from a flavor chart via Stogie Fresh. ("Malt" added by moi.)

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