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8/31/16

Padilla Miami 8 & 11 - Blind Cigar Review

B"H
Project X
Offering #5 Serie III

INTRO
I don't even want to smoke. Mr. Martin, facilitator of Project X, insists. Must be something special, this.

THE CIGAR
Padilla Miami 8 & 11
5 x 54 Robusto
w. Ecuadorian Habano
b. Habano
f. Nicaraguan
K A P L O W I T Z SCALE
K least, Z most
Construction T
Combustion T
Flavors I
Body W
Strength L
&
Sweet W
Sour L
Salty P
Bitter W
Umami O
&
Complexity I
Nuance T
Transition O
Balance T
Smoothness T
&
Animal O
Spicy O
Woody W
Vegetal O
Earthy W
Chemical K
SUMMATION
Almost ridiculously nuanced and complex. Rich, heavy and in the second half chewy, but always sunny and not burdensome to my palate body with 'nuff tingle to lighten the load. Yes, that sentence was, in fact, structured perfectly. Silky smooth texture. Impeccably balanced. Soaks my cheeks in gooey goodnesses. Densely and firmly chock fulla tobacco both in hand and smoke-hole. Thick solid burnt offerings of pale grey hue sheathing. Dead even burn-line of a thin+ thickness. Seams stay tight, packing firm. Big smoke off each end. Citrusy leather room-note. Luxurious even to the supple oily leather hand-feel. Finishes sweetly with a perfectly balanced bitterness on an oil slick mouth-feel of superb moisture level -- then cleanly and sans chemical attachment. Strength is a perfect medium, 'nuff to float my head in a lovely way. I'd like a box a' these if yer listening, Santawitz. Draw is a tick tighter than I like, but that's supreme nit-pickery and germane to the chock fulla tobacco.

In mostly no particular order, flavor notes include: Red pepper. Cayenne. Tobacco (oily and aromatic). Brown sugar, caramelized. Nuts, candied. Cedar, deeply toasted. Apple. Cherry. Cream (creme brulee). Olive wood. Peach. Caramel. Coffee. Oak. Vanilla. White pepper. Peanuts, honey-roasted. Cinnamon. Nutmeg. Leather. Citrus zest on r/h. Salted butter. Bourbon? Don't mind if I do, gentlepersons. Perhaps post-review. Chocolate, richly dark... mayhaps darkly rich... think Ricardo Montalban tellin' ya. 

SMOKE TIME
75mins

FINAL GRADE
****A+****
OUTRO
Good golly, Miss Molly. Chewy and light.

EDITOR'S NOTE
This Padilla had, according to Mr. Martin, a good year a' humi-time on 'er.

L'shalom