Body: Rotting peaches, esters of fruit, manure.
Foot: Nuts and hay.
Cold Draw: Hay, Chex cereal… Lips burning.
Tasting Notes: Upon lighting, I’m met with the ingredients of pie crust, sugar, butter, and flour. I also get a very spicy black pepper, sometimes red pepper retro. Whipped cream and red pepper take the stage as toasted cereal and toasted nuts stay further in the background. Powdered sugar, barley, black pepper, and golden almond. JEEZ. Cedar, honey, hay, butter, crust, black pepper, cream.
In the second third, the sweetness comes to the forefront and the sweetness is like wet powdered sugar when it starts to condense. The cedar turns slightly piney. The spice is still black pepper, but mellows a bit. The baked crust is still there and boy oh boy, this cigar is savory. I also get a phantom flavor of Coconut Malibu Rum.
In the final third, the pie crust is still a dominant note. That golden flavor of honey and lightly roasted almond is there. Almost like Honeycombs cereal. The butter is still big! The black pepper is still present, but like in the second third, toned down. The smoke is creamy. At times I get hints of orange essence. Towards the end, there’s a syrup-like sweetness. The cedar is still in the mix and so is a golden, fried food. I just cannot get over how good this cigar is.
Pairing Notes: Peach pie, Honeycomb cereal, coffee, powdered sugar donuts, yellow cake, croissant, scotch, breakfast sausage, waffles, honey, orange tea, Blue Moon with an orange slice, butterscotch.