Wrapper and foot smell absolutely delicious. Quick easy clip (yes, another shameless Palio plug) with a somewhat dry easy to medium pre light draw.
Somewhat sour, but not unpleasantly so, initial draw. Very beefy tobacco flavors with a hint of spice and earthineess with a hint of sweetness.
Flavors remain consistent with no excessive heat. Very even burn, although the ash is a bit flaky.
Flavors do not change as the cigar begins to heat up.
A bit of pepperiness develops in the nose, but not unpleasantly so.
The flavors remain the same throughout the cigar as it begins to get hot at about the half way point.
This is a solid medium-bodied cigar with nothing in particular to set it apart except for the heat issues.
Construction – 4
Flavor – 3
Heat issues – 2
Overall I give this cigar a solid 3. Joe Bob says check it out.