Karl Malone Barrel Aged by La Aurora

This cigar has a nice medium dark wrapper with a couple of prominent veins. The bunch is pleasantly firm. The cold draw is perfect. Today’s beverage is a Shiner Bock.

The initial flavors are earthy oak with some sweetness. There is a light pepper note in the retrohale. The burn is starting off a bit uneven but looks like it will probably even out.

In the first third the burn has to be corrected. A light cocoa note has joined the flavor profile. This is a good medium to full bodied smoke. As I have stated before, Shiner Bock pairs well with any cigar.

During the second third some cedar notes join the flavor profile, making it very full and rich. The smoke is very smooth with light pepper in the retrohale. The burn continues to be problematic, but not enough to hurt the enjoyment of the cigar.

Approaching the final inch the sweetness increases to almost a molasses note. The complexity of flavors remains excellent. The construction remains a bit off, maybe because of the veins in the wrapper. Overall a very pleasant smooth smoke.

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