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8/7/17

Man O' War Special Edition Figurado - Cigar Review

Man O' War Special Edition
Figurado 7 1/10 x 58 Perfecto
NOTES:
  • Mulling spice
  • Oak
  • Milk chocolate
  • Bittersweet chocolate
  • Cedar
  • White pepper
  • Black pepper
  • Red pepper
  • Coffee, cream & sugar
  • Butterscotch
  • Cumin
  • Orange blossom honey
  • Monkey Bread*
  • Car-a-mel
Supremely complex. Intricately balanced. My lone gripe, what kept me from deeming this a rare A+, is a tick too much draw resistance. I re-cut, tooth-picked out, and everything, epis. Other than that, notes to construction read admirably-so. Combustion is excellent, featuring a thin/even line, well-built burnt-offerings, and perfect pacing.

FINAL GRADE: A
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59
WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Habano
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

STRENGTH: Medium-Full
ORIGIN: Nicaragua

*"Monkey bread, also called monkey puzzle bread, sticky bread, African coffee cake, golden crown, pinch-me cake, and pluck-it cake is a soft, sweet, sticky pastry served in the United States for breakfast or as a treat. It consists of pieces of soft baked dough sprinkled with cinnamon. It is often served at fairs and festivals." - Wikipedia. I always envision it with car-a-mel, and many on-line recipes bear that out. Humsoever, I noted car-a-mel sep-er-ate-ly.

Says Cigars International:
"Originally reserved for specific samplers and events, Man O’ War Special Edition Maduro was produced in very limited quantities and never intended for regular production. But over the years, as more guys got a taste of them, the demand became overwhelming. And we’ve finally caved, giving you one brief opportunity to buy them outright. Only 5,000 cigars were made, and they’re gonna go fast. So get in line, and score a delicious piece of cigar folklore for a fraction of what they’re worth."

But don't buy from CI, unless you buy Skip Martin's RoMa Craft. I'm thinking he'd be OK with that.

Instead:
Pick up the Man O' War Special Edition (Figurado) to-day, gentlepersons.
And tell my good and great pals at Cigars City I said shalom.
Then tell them that means either hello or good-bye.
Dependant up-on whenst used in a conversation.

Just say hey for me.