Name – Macanudo Inspirado Black
Size – Robosto
Wrapper – Connecticut Broadleaf
Tobacco Blend – Ecuador, Nicaragua
Pricing – $5.55
Body – Full
Band is black and silver.
Cigar is dark chocolate in color. Silky to the touch and has a nice shine to it. Minimal veins and seams. Finished with a triple cap.
Aroma – Sweet Earth and Barnyard
Type of Cut – V-Cut
Cold Draw – Raisin, Heavy Molasses and Brown Sugar
First third – Flavors of earth leather and a slight spice kick off this stick. Followed by a nice dark cocoa note that follows a few minutes in. Slight pepper on the retro hale. Body stays a solid medium plus. Burn is razor sharp. Ash is white and solid.
Second Third – Flavors change to straight rich earth. Almost like wet soil. Really nice. Slight peppery spice as well. Leather sits on the palate on the finish. Burn remained razor sharp. Ash fell off at the 3-inch mark.
Final Third – Creamy wood and cocoa notes begin this third as the leather fades away completely. Finished closer to medium bodied.
Solid medium to full bodied experience. The cigar was not complex, but had a nice consistent flavor profile that I enjoyed. Definitely a step up in strength from their normal offerings which was a nice change.
Scotch – Macallan 12
About Macanudo – http://www.macanudo.com