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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Indian Motorcycle Cigars Habano in Review "w/ Handlebar Mustache"

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”

Indian Motorcycle Habano

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Habano
BINDER: Dominican
FILLER: Central American

FORMAT: Toro
ORIGIN: Dominican Republic
INTENSITY: Medium

WEBSITE: www.indiancigars.com

NOTES:
Cedar | Spices | Chocolate

A buttery yet staunchly structuring cedar leads the way on its own smooth butterscotch undertones. Spices are a pantry array, red. Cinnamon, nutmeg, & smoked paprika. Milk chocolate dances & balances sweetly those spices. As does ebbing/flowing honey, a heavy buckwheat varietal thing. Undertones are also a dash of cayenne pepper, a bit of nougat, and rich bright earthiness with a vegetal savory lilt.

Excellent complexities in that sweet-spicy gambit. Muscular, with a bit of toasty-roasty creamy padding on its frame. An old-school circus strongman w/ handlebar mustache. Big body, creamy-sweet w/ a neat-o meaty kicker-tingle on the lips (I rephrase & reiterate, for some reason). An almost flamboyant profile, one which would be at home on a boardwalk sideshow. Jovial & curious, as a curiosity.

Sweet as can be while staying on the right side of cloying. A slight citrus tanginess keeps barnacles from clinging. Burns on a mainly even line with an occasional (self-correcting) puckered lag to top-leaf. Draws a bit snug but satiates well. Smoke out-put is big & builds a neat aroma akin to its sweet/spicy finish, therein on a dense leathery cloud.

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

::: very :::