The draw was very good through the first half of the cigar and then tightened up a little more, but didn’t cause any issues with getting great smoke production.
The cigar started out as a single flavor through the first 2 plus inches and then became more complex and dark. The body really picked up in the final third. The way the cigar began, I would have said it would have been a great beginners cigar with the flavor profile and low strength level, but as the complexity, body and strength picked up the rest of the way, it might scare a beginner away from the rest of the smoke and would be more inline with a more seasoned smoker. For a five inch cigar, it really did escalate levels, so it does keep your attention. The first part might bore more experienced smokers, but I’d recommend giving one a try to see what your thoughts are to see if it’s something you might want to try more of.