A dark chocolate colored wrapper with a couple prominent veins. Seams are mostly tight and difficult to spot. The overall look is rustic and toothy and it has a big coiled pigtail cap. The cigar has a light oil sheen.
Earthy, chocolate and cedar on the wrapper. Earthy, cedar and chocolate at the foot.
Chocolate, earth, licorice and a hint of spice.
The initial draws are very earthy with dark chocolate alongside. The strength is noticeable immediately at med/full(not a bad thing). Smoke production is in the high range. At 3/4" in the burn is perfect as is the draw. The spice is a warm cinnamon. The ash is light gray and mostly tight with some flaking. About 2" in the flavor gets real creamy in texture. The woody cedar notes begin to show up shortly before the end of the 1st/3rd.
The ash has tightened up with very little flake at this point. The finish is long with notes of cedar, earth, creamy chocolate and warm cinnamon spice. The ash holds for about 1"to 1 1/2" before dropping so have an ashtray close. The profile is very well balanced to this point. As the cigar burns it provides a warm chocolatey aroma. Very nice.
The ash gets a bit flaky again. The profile remains consistent through the final/3rd.
The GTO Pain Killer Maduro Lancero provides an enjoyable smoking experience. A very tasty flavor profile albeit not complex, with a great burn & draw.
Thanks to Oscar @GTOCigars for the samples for review.