Friday, October 11, 2019

Big Sky Cigar Co. Yellowstone in Review

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Connecticut
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

FORMAT: 550 Robusto
ORIGIN: Nicaragua
STRENGTH: Mild-Medium


Lemonheads candy. Slight white peppercorn catch in the throat. Brightly sunny. Lemon-lime soda. Undertones are far-under & the space between can be taken as the Montana sky, sure. Vanilla. Table sugar. White flowers on the retro-hale. Sandy dirt forms the underbelly in a slightly-shy of smooth manner. 

A creaminess mounts but as does a tanginess. Imbalanced in a manner familiar to IPA enthusiasts. Rather astringent. Brisk af. Seems to want to smooth out, does not. However, the aroma shows none of this acidic sour tilt and smells mildly of suede & vanilla/floral bits. Mildly & fleetingly.

Burns on an even line a pleasant pace. Ash grows well & pale. Zilch insofar as hard/soft spots & an excellent draw. Superb construction & combustion such as this are way more objective than flavors. That said, this is a tart offering that may be best left for a summer's lemonade companion than the first of October, say.

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