Tasting Notes: The body is wood, nutmeg, baker’s spice, and cola. On the foot, I’m getting mixed nuts and milk chocolate. Cold draw is mixed nuts, black peppercorns, milk chocolate, and florals. Salt, pistachio, oregano, slight sweet syrup, aged oak, earth and black pepper. Egg cream texture, like chocolate egg cream. Pistachio. Wow. Toasty. Retro is cream and white pepper with pine tree notes. I’m also getting more sugar on the tongue and more cream on the palate along with vanilla root, the vanilla is more rootlike, like natural vanilla, not artificial flavor. Sugar cane and pine, or trees or forest greens. Creamy, sweet, becoming slightly fruity and with a crisp bite, not pepper but a bite which is very unique. I’m also tasting phantom flavors of red apple. Scratch apple. Aged oak. Violet florals. Retro is the same but there’s a fruitiness now. In the second third, I get sweet pistachio, sugar, aged oak, cream. There is a fruity zing that reminds me of dried fruits like raspberry, and the retro has become a little bit more black pepper now. Cola is here. Sugary too. Toasty oak, sweet, cream, dried fruits, white pepper, really nice. Florals and woods. The final third is super florals. The woods are prevalent, the smoke is still creamy, and the sweetness has intensified and almost zips the tongue. I got a little bit of roasted nuts and a lot of satisfaction. Phenomenal Cigar.
Pairing Notes: Coca-Cola. Rum and Coke. Apples. Sugar cane. Rum. Chocolate tea. Light roast coffee, lite, and sweet. Dark chocolate. Spanish red wine. Lightly toasted bread with butter, cinnamon, and sugar or a good churro. Apple juice. Caramel. Piña colada. Coconut anything. Whipped cream. Grilled chicken with citrus. Salad with vinaigrette.