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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Principle Cigars Frothy Monkey in Review "Museum Quality Curation"

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”

Principle Cigars
Frothy Monkey

WRAPPER: Dominican
BINDER: Connecticut
FILLER: Dominican

FORMAT: Petite Corona pigtail-cap
ORIGIN: Dominican Republic. Kelner Boutique Factory
INTENSITY: Medium-Full

WEBSITE: frothymonkey.com

NOTES:
Produce peppers | Dark chocolate | Red spices

A chiseled physique, crisply robust. Jalapeno. Bell peppers roasting in a cast-iron skillet. Spices are crushed red pepper, smoked paprika, nutmeg. Between that array of predominantly polite pungency sits a small but meaningful bit of dark chocolate Dove candy bar. Velvety. Stewed meat pushes up toward those primaries from on-down.

Middlings are also loads of sweet dark earth. Cola, alfalfa grass, hickory. Hickory. Wood. It's there but doesn't structure. Curiously what does delineate is a quite interesting roasted orange note. It's out-front in a trailblazing manner, hacking thru savory vegetations & whatnot. Oh & that cola's carbonation is felt as 'lively.' I feel as though I should be wearing an English professor's tweed sportscoat. Suede elbow patches. The aroma is that of a gentleman's study.

Balanced & delivered beautifully & in an uncommon fashion. Moderately complex and deeply, deeply nuanced. Made to pair w/ coffee while brilliantly offering zero joe notes of its own. I'm ::: very ::: much becoming a fan of Principle Cigars. A portfolio of museum quality curation, say. As with all flavorful smokes, I "meh" at the mundane bit of construction/combustion... no qualms there. Noteworthy & thus noted is a long glistening ash.

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

::: very :::