The stick was a bit firm. The wrapper was a lovely chocolate colour. Slightly bumpy to the feel but that is usually good in my experience.
Old Tobacco. Nothing else.
Very smooth. Lots of milk chocolate.
WOW!! Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!! It was like smoking a Dairy Milk Bar. Intense and lush. Mild to medium at this point. A slight hint of coffee and woodiness towards the back of the first 3rd
All about the wood in this 3rd. The chocolate that had been so prominent dissipated very quickly and was replaced by a pleasant cedar taste. The coffee never came through at all.
The cedar was still dominant at this stage. The chocolate returned in the background but was now a bitter chocolate. Not unpleasant. There was also a very mild spice coming through. Not strong enough to detect a flavour, however it left a nice tingle on my lips.
The cigar turned on my at the end of the final 3rd. The last half an inch or so that I call the finish was turning out to be very harsh. I stopped smoking at this point so as not to ruin my experience.
Tight for the first two 3rds. Required double puffs to get a desired amount of smoke. Opened up in the final 3rd. Not bad enough to take away from my enjoyment of the cigar.
Slightly wonky. I touched up the cigar on two occasions however it still would have smoked perfectly if I hadn't.
Time to smoke:
1hr 25mins. This was due to the draw. On a perfect draw I say the Cigar could be smoked in under an hour.
Value for Money:
It was a gift. I do know they retail at around the €11/12 and at that price they are worth the money.
I found the cigar a very pleasant smoke. I can see why it is a top seller. It has all the qualities and complexities of any Cuban Cigar but none of which are overpowering. A great cigar for a newbie smoker or if the experienced smoker would like a nice change of pace. I would certainly have another.