The wrapper is a dark chocolate color with a few prominent veins. The seams are tight and nearly invisible. The cigar has a nice oily sheen and has a bit of tooth. The secondary band with its light blue and gold colors, provides a nice additional contrast to the dark wrapper.
Earthy and sweet with a hint of spice on the wrapper. A little cedar at the foot.
Cedar, hay, spice and molasses.
Wow! Very smoky stick. Initial draws bring earthy cedar notes with a hint of the spice to come. Even between draws the stick continues to smolder. Strength is already at medium+. The draw and burn are perfect. The ash is light gray and tight. The hay and molasses notes are there but a bit muted. A nice coffee flavor has emerged. The finish is long with notes of earth, cedar, hay, molasses, coffee and a mild cinnamon spice. The ash looked a little suspect but held til I removed.
Flavor profile stays the same as in the 1st/3rd. Midway thru the 2nd I'm noticing a very tranquil euphoric state, which could be where the name comes from. The profile is very well balanced.
Burn & draw are still spot on. Ash still tight. The profile remains consistent as does the euphoric state right to the nub.
Overall the GTO Trankilo Maduro Corona provides a euphoric smoking experience. A very well balanced blend with perfect burn & draw. While not overly complex the relaxing euphoric smoking experience makes up for it.
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A Big thank you to my brother Oscar @GTOCigars for the gifts for review.
I highly recommend you get some of these to try for yourself! You will find it's just what the Doctor ordered.