Seams open slightly a tick on ahead'a char. Press holds gate-to-wire as does its pre-light med+ density of pack. Draws smoothly through a m+ tension. Burns without the need for re-direction and at a nice leisurely pace. Ash just might build the length of the thing, if that were yer particular fetish.
sweetness: W (molasses)
sourness: L (chemically)
saltiness: O (attached to alomond note)
bitterness: I (dark chocolate)
savoriness: W (smoked meat)
pungency: I (red pepper)
A barely tamed spiciness settles back into a still quite m.full dark chocolate. Beneath that bold tandem lays another of only slightly more shyness and of sweet meat additions. The rest is beneath and beneath again and it would certainly seem it is indeed "Turtles all the way down." Body is a bit less than the flavor height might suggest, settling to a medium but robustly-so. The feeling is left that there needs to be more meat on this Judge's bones. A barely moderately lengthed finish, unfortunately, builds the chemical dalliances. Strength is a gentlemanly dockworker, A plumber whom quotes Shakespeare. Lettuce label it a m.full, mildly-so. Complexities here are too fleeting to stave off a rather linear affair, which is how its balance is attained/maintained well 'nuff.
WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Sumatra
BINDER: Nicaraguan Criollo & Corojo
FORMAT: 656 Toro Box Press
ORIGIN: Tabacalera Cubana S.A. “My Father” Esteli, Nicaragua
A nice cigar with a couple of glimpses into brilliance which are frustratingly fleeting. What lingers instead is a slight and bothersome diesel sharp-sour note. There is a build-up of bitter tar in the 3/3 which more than a single purging abates. This is no La Opulencia, Gentlepersons. This is a cigar which was unveiled at a more opportune time than that; thus garnering Cigar Aficionado's 2017 #7 nod.
FINAL GRADE: B+
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"I'm on Disability!" Kaplowitz Radio: February 7, 2018
This is my final post before going into a writing hiatus which shall last until the 28th of this month. Podcasts, during this time, shall continue as ever. Every Wednesday a Kaplowitz Radio. Every Friday a Stick Men. I'll write at ya 3/1/18.