CHRIS BLEND STRIKES BACK! is a full-bodied, med/full-strength 5×50 short-toro. Wrapper is a 9-year-aged chocolatey San Andres maduro. Fillers will remain a very closely guarded secret…but they are all between 8-11 years aged!
First light is an explosion of flavor! Ultra-dark chocolate, brown sugar, toasted almond, and heavy cream rush across the palate. Hints of cinnamon stick, and roasted espresso beans follow immediately after. The finish lingers long on the tongue with notes of nutmeg and vanilla. Retrohale adds a warming black pepper burn.
As it progresses, the age of the tobacco starts to be tasted immediately. The flavor is hard to describe…but it’s colossal! Along with that are hints of raw cane sugar, bourbon barrel, and white pepper.
Halfway, the richness goes up another level. Espresso beans, caramel, milk chocolate, and aged leather emerge. Hints of cocoa, hazelnut, and clove appear.
Last third, everything gets even more intense! Huge waves of dark chocolate reappear. Powdered sugar, walnuts, black licorice, semi-swTHeet chocolate chips, and butter. The last third could possibly be the most complex flavors I’ve ever experienced in a cigar!
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