BINDER: Dominican (Cuban seed)
FILLER: Dominican Ligero (Cuban seed)
FORMAT: Toro (654)
ORIGIN: Tabacalera GTO Dominicana, Valle del Cibao, DR
Mint chocolate chip cold draw matches the nosing of the wrapper. Interesting. Flicking a Bic adds some toasted hardwood and black walnut. Pepper, black and moderate. Mint fades, chocolate darkens. Thems the overtones. Undertones are a toasted barley/buckwheat driven melange of beef jerky, cumin, licorice. Underbelly is barnyard w/ a ton of espresso which seeps upwards thru profile.
Big body (toasted cream & leathery oils) and slight strength w/ flavors hanging somewhere twixt but more toward the former by far. Robust notes delivered delicately. This, done as smoothly as Billy Dee Williams selling malt liquor. On a tactile note, the thing feels a bit light of heft in the hand.
The smoky smoke-bombiest stick I recall smoking, maybe ever. Burns on an even and quick-paced line. An excitable performance. Ash doesn't make an inch of growth at a time. Draw is open. Makes me want. To write. In short. Sentences. Or even. Fragments. All that smoke culminates in a bittersweet room-note melange with a nice savory-spiciness to it.
FINAL GRADE: B+
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59