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Diesel Rage - Blind Cigar Review

B"H
Offering #10 Serie III

THE CIGAR
Diesel Rage
6 x 54 Toro box-press
w. Ecuadorian Habano Sun Grown Oscuro
b./f. Nicaraguan
K A P L O W I T Z SCALE
K least, Z most
Construction W
Combustion I
Flavors W
Body W
Strength O
&
Sweet W
Sour L
Salty A
Bitter W
Umami O
&
Complexity L
Nuance O
Transition P
Balance O
Smoothness O
&
Animal P
Spicy W
Woody I
Vegetal O
Earthy I
Chemical A
SUMMATION
Low in acidic nature and less in salty bits. Higher insofar as bitters, balanced by a somewhat complex sweetness. An occasional flirtation with fleeting bite. Virtually zilch sour. Smooth in a toasty smoky manner. Heavy in doses, Rich in other doses. Not overly balanced, but not off-kilter either. Medium bodied, robustly so at times.

Pepper, red with a cayenne lilt. Molasses. Sugar, raw. Wood, trying at cedar. Nuts, walnut-vibed. Cream. Barnyard. Spices, red. Chocolate, couverture*. Fruits, red and syrupy. Malt, attachment to chocolate. Potpourri, purple. Peat. Smoky. Grains, kasha (buckwheat). Bread, dark rye. Sugar, brown. Earth, dry top-soil. Pepper, dusty black. Fruit, blueberry. Mulling spice, tangy. Coffee, beans full city roast. Butterscotch.

Voluptuous thin, voluptuous thin, voluptuous thin, etc. blue tinted (at times) smoke-out-put from the foot... lesser variance to smoke-hole. Seams hold well against some softening of pack, rounding of press. Draw wiggles in medium realm'd tension. Burn-line ribbons but no re-touches are required. Ash is dark grey marbling on a medium grey ladder-rung canvas. Holds to an inch but not further. Nice pacing re: combustion. Nice oily hand with a bit of vein impediment.
*"a term used for chocolates rich in cocoa butter." Wikipedia

SMOKE TIME
120mins (approx)

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

EDITOR'S NOTE
This particular offering had at least a year humi-time. Age aside, and having smoked this blend meow in a Torpedo and Churchill, I can say it shines best here in Toro -- although it does simplify greatly after a quite bombastic 1/3.

L'shalom