Not too smooth box press but otherwise well constructed cigar. Wonderful aromas from the wrapper and the foot. Clipped nicely with the Small Batch Xikar I had been gifted. Medium strength pre-light draw.
Initial draw was strong and a bit sour of well-aged tobacco. Spiciness develops for a pleasant combination of flavors. Full bodied smoke with full flavors and plenty of smoke.
A bit of a bite to the burn, making me slow down. Strong in the mouth but pleasant through the nose.
Cigar continues to burn a bit hot for my taste.
Solid white ash held on well for about an inch, and held another inch after initially falling.
Very even burn; well constructed cigar.
Peppery flavors continued to build.
Cigar continued to heat up as tar pockets began to form in the tip.
Strong to bitter finish.
Construction – 4+
Strength – 5
Heat – 3
Overall not an unpleasant cigar for those who like lots of oomph. I give it a solid 4. Joe Bob Says Check it out.