The draw was very inconsistent which is most likely what lead to the burn issues I was experiencing. It was difficult to get into any type of cadence with the draw alternating from being on the tight side to being too open.
There were three different cigars inside this wrapper. The first was akin to Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates. You never knew what you were getting in the next draw. While interesting, it eventually became a distraction for my palate. The second third was a sweet, creamy, mellow cigar with cedar, leather and allspice, each playing a vital part in the profile. The flavors were well balanced and offered a respite from the previous third. The final third, however, was a powerhouse. Full bodied earthiness with cedar and burnt coffee. The increase in strength and nicotine really ramped up during the last leg. I only wish the technical side of the cigar was up to the same level as the flavors.