The draw was slightly looser than I prefer but didn’t cause any issues with the smoking experience.
The profile started with a fairly sharp cedar note which had me a bit concerned, but it quickly got past that and settled into a flavorful mix of spicy cedar, cream and coffee. As the cigar progressed, the coffee dropped out and the cedar changed to oak, but the cream remained throughout. Aside from some slight burn issues, the construction was pretty good. I found the Cattle Baron Stockyard’s to offer a pretty nice flavor profile and one that maintained itself throughout and didn’t really drop off in the final third like so many cigars do. Strength was medium and below the whole way, so if you’re a fan of lower strength and fuller flavors, then this is a cigar to track down as you may find a new cigar to add to your rotation.