BLEND: 828 Silverback
WRAPPER: Mexican San Andres
Black Pepper | Anise | Espresso
Black pepper leads from the front and pulls along wending anise on a winding road. An occasional cedar bridge crosses an espresso river. Calm, no ruffled crema. Less than rich but quite sating nonetheless. Beef jerky and trail mix for the passengers; it must be a long trip. At least longer than a short cigar would indicate. A pleasingly gently bulging perfecto with a torpedo tip and a couple water-spots on its dark wrapper.
I see, the pepper is a horse, which would explain the kindly manure ebbing/flowing. The notes are nearby one-another but there is still a bit of nothing 'tween, At the half, semi-sweet chocolate decides to play in there a tick. The thing really starts cooking on gas about then. A bit diesel-y-so, but a quick purge rectifies that. There ain't a lot of houses out here, just dirt and tall sweet grasses... one of them has a pumpernickel loaf in its wood oven.
The ash is an apt silver and is dense as all get-out. The draw is a half-bit snug but loosens via progression. No hard or soft spots and seams hold fast. Burns at a moderate rate of speed, and on an even and razor-thin line. Smoke out-put is a bit thin at times but always yields a pleasant savory-sweet aroma. The coachman is eating chocolate chip cookies in his leather seat. The horse has a devilish glimmer in its eyes but behaves.
FINAL GRADE: A-
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79
::: very :::