Tasting Note: Near black in appearance with a matte wrapper. This cigar produces a white ash as well as walnut notes, maple and a dry, chalky finish.
Size: Double Corona
Ring Gauge: 52
Length: 7 1/2"
Filler: Dom. Rep.
Binder: Dom. Rep.
Wrapper: U.S.A./Conn. Broadleaf
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2015
More Reviews of This Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2012
Big and black with a silky wrapper. Some charry coffee notes in the beginning settle down to slight citrus and anise flavors.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2011
Big and dark with a slightly firm, though workable draw. It offers a medium-bodied mix of coffee bean, wood and hints of leather.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2009
Big, dark and rustic in appearance. The cigar burns very unevenly delivering lots of dark-roasted coffee flavors, woody notes and a charry, over-roasted finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2003
Dark cigar with an oddly colored cap. The draw and burn are decent. It has notes of wheat and sweet spices. Pleasant, and medium in body.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2002
A big, veiny maduro that burns a bit crooked. It's sweet and toasty, with heavy vanilla notes and a sweet finish. Medium to full bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2002
A veiny, rough maduro that burns crookedly. The smoke is oily and cedary, with some sour notes and a hint of vanilla. Mild to medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 1999
Although this cigar is well balanced, it has a slightly tarry note, and some papery hints on the finish. A core of woody flavors on the palate and finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Jan 01, 1999
This huge, well-made cigar is smooth and cedary, with hints of ginger and semisweet spices on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Nov 01, 1997
This big cigar is surprisingly mild. The flavors are muted, with hints of coffee and sweetness, but it remains flat.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Mar 01, 1995
This maduro-style cigar has a mild, smooth character with a backbone of sweet spices and pepper.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 1993
A big cigar with a medium body and loads of spice on the palate, but it finishes dry and sharp.
Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
Very good to excellent: 80-89
Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
Don't waste your money: 0-69