Tasting Notes: On the body, I get hickory sweetness, floral notes, onion, mushrooms, earth. On the foot, there is aged cedar. The cold draw reminds me of sawdust, fresh cut building wood, an earthy mustiness, dried mango, dried apricot, and it leaves pepper on my tongue. Salty. Something unique about this cigar is its extra deep and thick cap. Like it has more tobacco inside the cap somehow. Odd. The first third starts with creamy chocolate fondue, salt, cocoa powder, white pepper, oak, charcoal, and vanilla underneath. The retro has some dried fruit notes from time to time. In the second third the cigar becomes more mineraly and salty, and there are notes of earth, mushroom, and leather. It’s almost like a soy sauce and charcoal. With the deep, rich, smooth flavors, the pepper is nearly gone. I also get that high percentage dark chocolate, no sugar. In the final third I get glimmers of florals, syrupy smoke, minerals, earth and a nice cinnamon on the mouth feel. That signature mushroom and earth is there along with barnyard and charcoal. The smoke is creamy now with hints of hazelnut. Pairing Notes: Frozen vodka. Light roast coffee with cream and sugar. Strawberry Abita beer. Chocolate mousse. Dark Chocolate nibs. After a breakfast of French toast with maple syrup. Chocolate swirled babka bread. With a Kit Kat bar.