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Project X: Offering #9 Serie II - Blind Cigar Review (La Aurora Untamed)


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

THE CIGAR
5 1/2 x 52 (approx)
Robusto Maduro-Oscuro (mottling).
Revealed on THIS Kibbitz.
La Aurora Untamed
ACT I

FLAVORS
Animal: BBQ. Musk. Smoked meat.
Sweet: Bittersweet. Blackberry. Coffee and cream. Sugar. Dried fruit. Molasses.
Spicy: Black pepper. Licorice/anise. Salt. White pepper (finish). Orange peel.
Woody: Hickory wood. Dark roasted coffee. Mesquite wood. Charred/burnt. Cedar wood.
Vegetal: Bell pepper (finish). Herbs. Nuts, roasted. Mushroom (finish). Floral.
Earthy: Barnyard. Espresso. Heavy tobacco. Manure. Peat.
Chemical: Charcoal.
Malt: Cereal.

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

NOTES

  • Complexion looks painted on without 'nuff on the brush.
  • Heavy vein in 3/3.
  • I lick the tip, write my name in dye(?) on a schmatta (see photo below).
  • Interesting fig note on cold draw. Baking spices.
  • Very liquid smoke right outta the gate. Wood.
  • I'm sensing gimmick stick...
  • Draw med+ tension, a tick less than smoke-hole satiating.
  • Finish vastly differs from draw.
  • Smoke out-put high off foot, medium to mouth.
  • Ash is very thick sheath, pale grey w/ charcoal streaks.
  • Bittersweet fruitinesses ramp-up.
  • Pack and construction: VERY NICE!
  • Combustion: slow and even.


ACT II
FLAVORS
Animal: BBQ. Musk (less).
Sweet: Bittersweet. Coffee and cram. Caramelized sugar. Molasses. Fresh fruit.
Spicy: Black pepper (less). Licorice/anise. Salt. White pepper (finish). Orange peel.
Woody: Hickory wood. Mesquite wood. Charred/burnt. Cedar wood.
Vegetal: Herbs (less). Nuts, roasted. Floral.
Earthy: Barnyard. Espresso. Heavy tobacco. Manure. Peat.
Chemical: Charcoal (less).

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

NOTES

  • Tres Hawaiian BBQ; I taste pineapple.
  • Cereal hides under fresh fruits. Loses malt.
  • (less) is more here.
  • Purging is important here.
  • Shoulder sheds around a zaftik vein.
  • Top-leaf feels like delicate business.
  • Notes thin and liquefy.
  • Re-touch on a slight tunnel threat (filler pulls from binder). Corrected.
  • Light dew fruit sweetness. Melon & blackberry front.
  • Cherry Cola note.
  • Goes out w/ 2" left.
  • Pineapple and charcoal fall off.

SMOKE TIME
120mins

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

K A P L O W I T Z Scale is a running tally. Each issuing is not to be taken as stand-alone.