"Romeo Y Julieta, Coronita En Cedro" (Cuban) in Corona
This $12.00 cigar had a rough dark tan wrapper with no tooth or veins present. The seams looked as if they had been stitched, but none the less, a great looking stick. The pre lit aroma consisted of a strong cinnamon like spice accompanied with a strong and very pleasant Spanish cedar aroma. The draw on this cigar had a bit of resistance however it was producing a good amount of thick, mild to medium bodied smoke. The ash was light grey in color and was flowering quite a bit producing some flaking. The burn was wobbly at times only needing one touch up at the halfway point but I would guess it was due to the windy outdoor conditions. The first third was showing flavors of a strong wood and an almost fruity like sweetness on the draw with a short peppery finish. By the end of the first third, the previously mentioned flavors transitioned into a very faint bread like sweetness and wood flavor on the draw, with the peppery wood continuing into the finish. The second third continued along the same flavor profile showing no changes. The last transition i took note of was when I reached the last third and the previous flavors mentioned transitioned into a creamy coffee on the draw with the same peppery wood on the finish. This cigar was a little one dimensional, however sometimes I want a smoke I can sit down with and simply relax, and this cigar would be the perfect choice. Stay Toasting!