A medium brown colored wrapper with a couple of prominent veins. The seams are tightly wrapped. The wrapper has a light oil sheen. The filler bunch is well packed with no apparent soft spots.
Earth, chocolate, sweet tobacco and spice on the wrapper. Earth, chocolate, sweetness and spice at the foot.
Brown sugar, chocolate, licorice, citrus and spice
The initial draws bring notes of cedar, earth, a faint citrus and a mild cinnamon spice. The draw is a bit snug. Chocolate notes join the profile right away. The burn is off by about 15 degrees. Within just a few draws after implementing simple physics the burn has begun to self correct. The ash is salt&pepper gray and tightly stacked. The strength is medium and smoke production is medium as well. The ash held firm and straight until removal.
Upon inspection of the working end I find 3 tiny tunnels responsible for the erratic burn. Almond notes join the profile. At the midway point of the cigar the burn has fully self corrected and the draw opened up. The finish is long with notes of cedar, earth, citrus, chocolate, almond and warm cinnamon spice.
The well balanced and flavorful profile continues into the final/3rd. The strength moves to medium+. The profile remains consistent right to the nub.
The Warped El Oso Panatela provides a very enjoyable smoking experience. A complex, well balanced and flavorful profile with a nice draw after it opened up and a mildly erratic burn.
Another fine Warped cigar which like the La Colmena and some of their early blends is made at the El Titan De Bronze factory in Little Havana, Miami.