Truly Debonaire, 17th Mar 2017
Reviewer: The Cigar Authority
Once I got her sparked up with a Lotus Mercury, smoke started pouring off the foot and completely covered my palate with huge flavor. The cedar and leather were certainly there, but I was pleased to find that the pepper played a starring role at this point. Right away this started off on the fuller side of medium, and I could tell this was just going to get stronger.
Towards the second third of the Debonaire, I was right. This ain’t no cigar for the faint of heart. I could actually feel the power build as I burned this one down closer to the band. The leather I was getting was much more pronounced at this point. Black pepper and dark roasted coffee beans were dominating the profile, followed by an earthy sweetness that just wouldn’t quit.
This was the only other cigar I’ve had that actually made me start sweating. Besides the strength, I’m really digging the flavors at this point. Huge amounts of aged tobacco started coming through and the peppery notes have started fading. Cedar and earth are present during the finish, which lasts well into the next draw.