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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

GTO Cigars Pain Killer | Cigar Review by Kaplowitz

“LoFi & lovely.”

GTO Cigars
Pain Killer

WRAPPER: Dominican Corojo
BINDER: Dominican
FILLER: Dominican Ligero

FORMAT: 654 Box Press
ORIGIN: Tabacalera GTO Dominicana



Zesty, spicy, and sneaky-strong. Much like myself, in that. Spices are sweetly delivered nutmeg, clove, and cardamom. Pepper is a smooth kick of the white stuff. Buttery top-notes of salted caramel, cedar, diner cup of loaded (cream & sugar) joe. Bold yet refined. Undertones are brushed suede & chamomile/dandelion floral bits. Underbelly is chicken coop and a bright clay earthiness. Hint of potato starch.

Finish is sweet and lingering sans being cloyingly-so. A well-crafted take on a classic-style blend. Brawny but accessible and does nothing which trespasses on full enjoyment.

Performs under the cover of a smoke-bomb out-put leaving a savory sweetness on a natural 'baccy room-note. Burns on an even line gate-to-wire. Excellent pacing. Smooth almost but not quite open draw. Ash grows to an easy inch at a time, firmly-so. Box press holds well, rounding only very minimally w/ zilch hard/soft spots along the way.

A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59