Exclusive To TAA Stores!, 23rd Mar 2017
Reviewer: The Cigar Authority
Once the cap is clipped which for me is slightly less than a quarter-inch on a torpedo or belicoso the initial draw reveals notes of cedar and marshmallow fluff. Off the foot the cedar is more potent with a graham cracker aroma mixed in. All we need is some chocolate and we have the makings for some smores.
Once the cigar is lit there is a subtle sweetness that borders on chocolate and the smores is complete. Sadly, that sweetness quickly fades but notes of oak develop that are joined by some red pepper and a hint of leather. As the first third comes to a close there is a well-defined note of roasted nut that grabs your attention.
As we move into the second third of this cigar from My Father, the roasted nuts remain dominant as some coffee notes slowly begin to develop. The El Centurion becomes creamy and around the half way point coffee notes become well-defined and the focal point of the TAA Exclusive. Through the nose the red pepper remains as does the oak which is especially prevalent on the finish and aroma.
The last third of the El Centurion TAA Edition continues with notes of pepper and oak on the retrohale and finish of the cigar. The palate is treated to nuances of coffee and roasted nuts with a touch of vanilla. The result is a balance and complexity that one expects from My Father Cigars.