Size: 5″ x 52 ring gauge
Purchased at Maxamar’s Cigars
I was recently looking around the humidor at Maxamar’s to see if there was anything I hadn’t tried and came across this. I picked one up and smoked it that day and since I enjoyed it I picked another one up for review. Dave did a review of this recently and covers the blend info here.
The top main band is pretty familiar now as it is the same on the other 3 blends. The bottom band lets you know what the blend is. I agree with Dave that a little more variety might be a good thing to think about. The wrapper was a golden brown in color with a good amount of oils and some tooth. When I gave it a squeeze there was some give and there were no soft spots. Putting my nose to the wrapper I got some hay and leather with nuts and wood coming from the foot. Clipping it and taking a cold draw on it I got a slight sweetness with a good draw.
It starts off with a good amount of spice on the tongue and retrohale. After a few more puffs I noted some flavors of leather, earth and coffee. At the beginning it started off at the upper end of medium strength. The spice died down a bit as I got into the second third. The flavors were pretty similar to the first third; leather, wood, and earth with a sweet finish. The strength stay the same through the second third. The spice built a bit as I got into the final third. The final third saw flavors pretty much the same as the second third. The strength built a bit and I got a slight nicotine hit from it.
I had no problems with the draw or burn throughout.
It’s good to see another under $10 offering from them.
While it isn’t the most complex cigar, it was definitely still enjoyable. It might be a little to strong for a few people out there but not most. It is definitely something I’d smoke again. If you want to give this or any other C&A cigar a try head on over to our sponsor SmallBatchCigar.com.