6 1/2 X 52 - Maduro - Single
It's Time For The Donut, 21st Mar 2017
Reviewer: The Cigar Authority
Using a straight cut, the cigar reveals notes that reminds me of a cold pop tart with some saltiness and sweetness thrown in for good measure while the foot of the cigar serves up some earth notes and a touch of cedar.
Smoking our way through the first third reveals notes revealed a well-defined note of marshmallows with a hint of chocolate and wood. Through the nose there is a mix of black pepper, and coffee with an abundance of sugar. The flavors are hearty and the cigar is satisfying.
As we move into the second third of the cigar the sweetness begins to fade away and a note that reminds me of the charred edge of a steak begin to develop and by the halfway point it becomes the focal point as a creaminess remains in the background. Through the nose some spice and floral notes develop with a moderate finish.
The last third of the Jose Dominguez sees the dominant note transition into espresso, with a touch of leather and wood. Through the nose remains notes of spice and nuts. The finish is long in length and very chewy if the makes sense; because I am not sure if that translates what I am experiencing.