The Crowned Heads Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2017 shows a heavier spice and grittier profile. I'll be interested to see how this cigar does with further age, as I don't think it is quite prime time yet.
The Serino Wayfarer Corona Gorda was first and foremost all about flavor with strength as a second thought. Although tasty, the balance was thrown off at times such that it was too mineral forward, taking away from the other nuances and complexities. Nonetheless, this is a great new addition to Serino's portfolio and well worth checking out.
This cigar no doubt has Aganorsa Corojo profile written all over it. Rich and deep spice, sweetness, earth, it's all there. Love Jeremy Jack for sourcing their cigars from a top notch factory and quality tobacco. I'm very interested to taste the remaining offerings.
The flavor profile was pretty nice and exhibited some good complexities through the first two thirds. Performance was very good and required no attention. Definitely give this a try as it’s one I’ll be looking forward to smoking more of.
A tasty and unique profile through and through. The combination of meatiness and rich roasted nuttiness to my surprise worked very well off each other. This paired with just the right amount of balanced spice created a tasting profile well enjoyed and very much worth seeking out more of.
The cigar needs more aging (1 to 2 years) for especially the Medio Tiempo to meld with the other tobacco leaves. In my experience, once the Medio Tiempo further ages, the cigar will be less spicy and slick, and a better melded array of flavors will be the result.
The performance was perfect, but flavor is the name of the game and this cigar just doesn't have it. It's a bit disappointing as this series was supposed to be something special and it just doesn't deliver.
As a cigar, it was not a bad cigar. I think there would be a lot of smokers who enjoy it. If you are looking for a cigar with this type of flavor profile and smoking at a medium-full level in terms of strength and body you will like what is offered.
The heavy handed spicy wood paired with the rich nuttiness was great for a cooler mid-afternoon cigar. I could have gone without the overwhelming amount of building strength and pesky tight draw, but the spicy wood complimented the strength (just too much strength for me).