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I discovered this cigar while trolling cigar reviews on YouTube. I came across a review by Caroline at Cigar Cigars, and she raved about it. It was almost sensual, her love of this cigar, so I had to give it a shot.
I smoked one of these as soon as it arrived in the mail, and I was badly disappointed. It must have been a bad roll. I decided to give the others a month to settle in my humidor before submitting a review.
I'm pleased to report that this second cigar pleased me as much as it pleased the other reviewers here. Like Caroline and others, I find it difficult to describe everything about it, but I do believe it presented earth and caramel. It was mildly sweet. Additionally, it produced a rare, mild, but pleasant burning sensation at the back of my tongue, almost in my throat. Uncommon in my experience.
It lasted for a longer time than I expected, going for close to 80-90 minutes.
My only complaint is the burn line. Others had better luck, but this stick burned unevenly, and that forced the ash to go crooked. I touched it up 3 times. This is why I can't rate this above a 4, though, flavor-wise, it rates higher.
One last note. This is said to be a 60 gauge cigar, but it looks and feels narrower, more like 56. I would like to see this in a toro. I suspect it would be even better.
This is a unique and pleasant cigar. I'll be going back to Flatbed.
Reviewed by: Greg Huskey from Escondido, CA on 10/4/2016