Warped La Colmena
Amado No. 44 5 1/2 x 44
Corona Extra Pig-tail, closed foot
w. Ecuadorian DeFlorada
f. Nicaraguan and Dominican
INTRONo spring nor summer’s beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one Autumnal face."
John Donne, Elegy IX: The Autumnal
"It's cold, damp, and I have a headache."
Kaplowitz, Warped La Colmena - Cigar Review
K A P L O W I T Z SCALE
K least, Z mostConstruction I
[Flavor notes in order of appearance] White pepper, creamy. Cream. Earth, sweet but too a tangy attachment. Tobacco, mild. Butter, clarified. Hay, sweet golden. Sugar. Caramel, wanes. Cedar. Fruit, pale melon. Citrus, grapefruit. Honey, thin orange blossom. Pith. Apple core. Floral, chamomile. Spices, orange complected. Tea leaves, white. Salt. Coffee, blonde.
Smooth even draws throughout with just a nice tick of resistance. Nicely satiating in a light creamy texture to smoke-hole. Mouth-feel is of perfect moisture level and finish is short-lived white pepper'd floral cedar with a sweet earth under-belly. Ends cleanly though somewhat acidic just prior. Room-note is a sweet somewhat dried earth behind a delicate aromatic tobacco with some a' that orange colored spice rack. The aroma is actually a selling point here. Burn-line needs no re-touch, but never quite finds perfection. Ash is white tight ladder-rung/sheath combo with some heather grey marbling. Won't reach quite an inch, but in this vitola, that's acceptable. Pack softens but only a tick and only a half-inch off char. Seams hold well, although they look a bit sloppy pre-light. No real complaints as far as performance. Excellent pacing gives ya a good hour away from the wife. Nub is structured but squishily so, smoke there is cool is a cucumber.