Initial taste - Hot pepper & cedar.
First third - Peppery spice, cedar & Earthiness.
Second third - Pepper, a sweetness emerges, Earth and now the cedar flavor begins to fade into the background. An underlying ligero taste is also present throughout the cigar.
Last third - Pepper continues along with the sweet molasses-like flavor and rich Earthiness. Cedar flavor is now gone. Very long finish of Earth with underlying ligero.
Construction - A dark chocolate colored wrapper with moderate sized veins and a slight oil texture. A very well made pigtail cap.
Burn - Sharp burn line producing a solid salt & pepper colored ash that holds on for over an inch until tapped off.
Draw - Draw is perfect and produces a generous amount of smoke.
This is a fantastic powerhouse of a smoke with very good complexity and nice balance for such a strong smoke. Definitely a cigar that has to be smoke on a full stomach most likely later in the day/evening. MSRP is $8.00 for this vitola. When in the mood for a strong smoke, I would definitely recommend this cigar.