FILLER: Dominican, Nicaragua, Pennsylvania, & Undisclosed
FORMAT: Lonsdale 6.5x42
ORIGIN: Tabacalera William Ventura, Dominican Republic
BOOM. Black pepper up-front. Yet refrained 'nuff to allow anise and molasses to peek out brightly from underneath. Maple wood, buckwheat pancakes, dark tropical floral bits -- all emerge as BOOM dials back but too, stays present. Spoiler alert: it rears back up in the 3/3.
Undertones are a high up fudge braced by coffee beans. All in a very darkly toasted manner but not inky, per se. Underbelly is a grapefruit thing sending rays upward from a leathery compost barnyard bottom.
Spiced cream body and a big one, at that. Finishes long and bittersweet savory via notes of chocolate & coffee & meat. Performance-wise the thing is sans complaint and I'm tired of needless nods to seams, hard/soft spots, ash. So: won't (beyond that). Draw is excellent.
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I have noted elsewhere that the box is smoking better & better. Forgot where I noted that. Glad I still have more. thx
FINAL GRADE: A-
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59