Tasting Notes: On the body, there’s honey, leather, raisins, black tea, and dried apricots. On the foot, there is a very strong smell of dried peaches. The cold draw has dried apricots, and salt on the mouth. As soon as I light this cigar, I’m getting cocoa, leather, honey, a strong presence of red clay, and marjoram. There’s no pepper but there’s a tingle like the tingle that pepper would leave. I start getting a sweet pine or herbal taste, sweet cream coffee, and apple wood. The texture becomes syrupy and there’s a sarsaparilla note that reminds me of birch beer or some kind of root cola. I’m getting a dried walnut, coca-cola, nuts and a black cherry. The clay I was tasting earlier is gone now. I’m getting leather at the start of the second third, and the smoke is still very syrupy but more in a Cherry RC Cola kind of way. I’m tasting Chile powder or cayenne, root beer, dank wood (like if you took the Spanish cedar from inside a humidor and over-moisturized it), and bread. The dynamic range on this thing is insane…there are too many transitions to count. The start of the final third has lots of floral and pepper tones. I’m getting white bread, a saltiness on the retrohale, and woodiness. The pepper on this thing is definitely starting to kick back up again. Right before I put it out, I’m tasting honey, wheat, black pepper, and cola. WOW! This cigar has been an experience. Get ready for tons of transitions in this cigar! Pairing notes: Vanilla flavored anything. Bourbon. Coke. Bourbon and coke. Coffee with cream and sugar. Espresso. Cognac. Cabernet Sauvignon. Root beer. Root beer barrels. Root beer float. After a good burger with fries. Black tea with honey. Shout out @espinosacigars on Instagram and let them know we want more from them!