5x52 - Ecuadorian Habano Wrapper - 20ct Box
Excellent construction and burn, 19th Jul 2017
Reviewer: Jeff Carlile
I am partial to an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper so this cigar was a must try for me. I was NOT disappointed! You can tell when a Blender cares about how his blend tastes and performs and the guys at Hammer & Sickle prove it
with the Hermitage. Just about dead on medium strength with lots of flavor...spice, earth,dried fruit, a little pepper tickle on the retro and it burns like a dream. Re-ordered a box, probably wont last me long.
Box Pressed Perfection, 21st Mar 2017
Reviewer: The Cigar Authority
The cold draw of the Hermitage has a hickory note it with and abundance of sweetness. The foot of the cigar has a leather like aroma, much like a high-end leather coat, I kid you not. I’ve tasted leather before but I have never smelled it off of the foot.
Once the cigar is lit I am rather impressed by how incredibly smooth it is on first light. There is virtually no pepper through the nose either and I feel like comparing the cigar to Mel Torme, aka The Velvet Fog as the cigar triggered thoughts of the TV show Night Court. There are subtle notes of leather and wood with a hint of nuts that develop further at the 1st third comes to a closed.
The second third of the cigar saw the development of nuts and sweet notes that border on cocoa. The leather has left the building and the smoke continues to be incredibly smooth with some hints of cedar.
The last third of the cigar of the cigar develops some notes of leather once again with a continued base of nuts and wood on the incredibly smooth finish.