6/22/16

Project X: Offering #1_ Serie II - Blind Cigar Review (La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva)


Blind review, then? Oh, yes. Blind review.
See the other Project X blind cigar reviews HERE.

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THE CIGAR
*classified*
6 x 50-ish Toro Maduro
DECLASSIFIED
La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva
ACT I

FLAVORS
Animal: Manure. Smoked meat.
Sweet: Molasses. Blackberry. Fresh fruit.
Spicy: Black pepper. Chili pepper. Salt. Licorice/anise.
Woody: Hickory wood. Mesquite wood. Charred/burnt. Toasted. Wine cask. Dark roasted coffee.
Vegetal: Herbs (dried). Nuts, roasted.
Earthy: Barnyard. Espresso. Heavy tobacco.
Chemical: Charcoal. Diesel (vibe on r/h)

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

NOTES

  • Interesting molasses, toasted until nigh all sweet is gone.
  • Very dry notes, but nicely moist mouth-feel.
  • Very solid white ash in a tightly woven sheath.
  • The slight point to the cap... the looks of the rugged-cut well-stuft foot tobacco...
  • ... ringing a bell.
  • Couple crimped veins in along shaft. Rustic.
  • Construction is a brick feces house, gentlepersons.
  • Very short, very clean finish.
  • At about 1": dark fruit juices.
  • Inch+ ash thuds to desk. Heaviest/tightest I've seen in a tick.
  • Pace is slowing and was never near quick.
  • A black tea note is at the end of a slightly longer finish.
  • Draw is a lil tight. Reward, a lil light.
  • Line is dead even. Packing is firm as ever.
  • Notes beyond woods are very light and led by meat.
  • Hand-feel is a calloused handshake.
  • 1/2" ash dumps.
  • Smoke out-put off both ends, up-ticks.
  • Throat is dry, nigh irritated.
  • Pumpernickel, in oven. Leather, stiff.
ACT II

FLAVORS
Animal: Manure. Smoked meat.
Sweet: Molasses. Blackberry. Fresh fruit. Black cherry.
Spicy: Black pepper. Chili pepper. Salt. Licorice/anise.
Woody: Hickory wood. Mesquite wood. Charred/burnt. Toasted. Wine cask. Dark roasted coffee.
Vegetal: Herbs (dried). Nuts, roasted. Floral (r/h) Moss. Mushroom.
Earthy: Barnyard. Espresso. Heavy tobacco. Peat.
Chemical: Charcoal. Diesel (vibe on r/h).

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

NOTES

  • Smoked/charred/toasted wood note liquefy and up-tick fruit juices.
  • Ash lasts about a half inch. Darker. Ladder-rungs.
  • Oils hit the shaft. Pack soften 1/2 tick.
  • Veg notes get some moist add-ons.
  • Pack and notes soften two ticks, but on oil, not wet.
  • Draw loosens nice in 3/3.
  • Construction/combustion each hold well.
  • Mouth errs a tick toward dry.
  • I WANT BLACKBERRY MANISCHEWITZ.
  • Fantastic smoke pace.
  • Not overly delineated nor nuanced.
  • Pleasant and performed well.

SMOKE TIME
95mins

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

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