These particular sticks are from the third installment of the Microblend Series, and they come in dressed boxes of 15. They’re about $8-$10 per stick, or $150 for the full box of 15.
The unfinished foot will deliver a unique a flavor experience before the Ecuadorian Habano wrapper kicks in — part of a limited 2009 harvest.
Starting off, I immediately taste the filler and with it an intense pepper on the retro hale. The finish is long with a peppery tingle starting at the tongue and trickling down my throat. Once I get to the wrapper the flavors start to really ramp up; they’re already very complex.
It has a creamy and buttery character which transitions into a chocolate and coffee bean flavor and finishes with a woody, peppery note. Long draws will net a bevy of spice and pepper.
Rounding into the second third, the creaminess has faded and the profile is much deeper; darker if you will.
I’m detecting a lot of cedar, espresso, dark chocolate and a hint of leather. The finish is long and peppery and there is a nice spice kick through the nose showing some real power, but it’s not overpowering. The construction is great and it burns straight.
There is an ample amount of smoke.
As I finished up, I can taste the transitions to an earthy profile — it’s grassy in flavor. The cigar gets a little hot at this point, creating a slight bitterness that’s not unpleasant.
The cedar, dark chocolate and leather are still present and they are all balanced well, with a slight taste of pepper and spice throughout.
This is a great cigar for the price. If you can get a hold of some you won’t be sorry.
Stay lit my friends.