The bands are quite attractive but they hide a lot of the wrapper. What I can see of it the wrapper is almost silky and there is very little vein visible. The seams are tightly wrapped. The cigar is firm from head to foot. A very nice soft box pressed stick. The hybrid wrapper is dark for a Connecticut.
Earthy barnyard, dried fruit and a hint of spice on the wrapper. The same at the foot.
Cedar, dried fruit, almonds, honey sweetness and a hint of spice.
The initial draws elicit notes of cedar, almond and a hint of spice. Interestingly the burn line is parallel to the wrapper seam. Allowing physics to do its thing the burn begins self correcting. The ash is salt&pepper gray and stacked. The spice reminds of white pepper at this point.
It appears that some black pepper has joined the profile. The honey sweetness from the Prelight has joined the profile tempering the black pepper nicely. The finish is long with notes of cedar, dried fruit, honey, almonds and a warm cinnamon like spice. Draw has been perfect from the start. Strength started at medium and is now medium+. Burn has fully self corrected. Ash holds firm till removal at each 3rd. The black pepper reemerges.
Profile remains consistent thru the final/3rd. Strength moves to med/full.
Overall the El Centurion H•2K•CT provides an enjoyable smoking experience. A well balanced flavorful profile with a perfect draw.
Thanks to my brother Tony Toland @CigarGent_CV66 for the cigar for review.