Tried on 02/07/2011
 
Origin: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Wrapper Color: COLORADO
Wrapper Type: ECUADOR
Binder: NICARAGUA
Filler: DOMINICAN, NICARAGUA

VERDICT:  9

By: The Judge & Jury
PRE-LIGHT CONSTRUCTION                                                                                                                                                                        
LOOK (COSMETIC): Well made.  Wrapper: ordinary, EMS with glue marks; blemishes noted
FEEL: Medium soft
SMELL: (Not performed)
TASTE: (Not performed)
DRAW: Excellent
POST-LIGHT PERFORMANCE       
DRAW: Perfect; pulls through head effortlessly on its own
FLAVOR: Roasted nuts, earthy sweet, leather, subtle core of spice that stimulates the palate
BOUQUET: Sweet wood
ASH: Solid, milky white
STRENGTH: Heavy medium

TASTING NOTES:  The combination of the flavor, draw & aroma was delightful.  A pleasant light spice runs throughout the entire smoke with a sweetness that intensifies to the end.  Finishes with balanced notes of coffee beans.

 

(Scoring: 1-10; 10 being the very best)