This is a very good-looking cigar construction-wise, with the DC braided ring. The wrapper is a true Cameroon with a touch of green in the wrapper. It is pig-tailed with a shaggy foot. The draw is perfect. Tonight’s beverage is a cold Rogue Dead Guy Ale.
The initial flavor notes are sweet and grassy, with a grassy retrohale. There are no hints of paper that I usually experience with Ecuadoran-grown Cameroon seed wrappers. The Ale tones down the sweetness a bit making for a nice pairing.
In the first third some nuttiness enters the flavor profile with less grassiness and hints of white pepper in the retrohale. The ash is light gray and quite solid and the burn is even.
During the second third the flavor profile settles into a sweet, nutty with lots of thick chewy smoke. The pepper in the retrohale remains light. Overall a solid medium-bodied cigar with rich flavors.
Approaching the final inch the flavor profile remains steady, as does the retrohale. The burn was even the whole way. I expected a medium cigar, but the rich flavors set the cigar well above most of similar profiles. 9.4/10, Joe Bob says check it out.