Flawless. From the beautiful milk chocolate brown color of the wrapper with only a couple minor small veins. To the excellent rolling of the wrapper with tight invisible seams. The wrapper has a light oily sheen. This stick has soft box press on the back side and hard box press on the front. Not a bad thing just interesting. The belicoso head is well shaped and the cap is well done.
The wrapper has an aroma of wood(black walnut) and earth and a hint of cocoa powder. The foot has a molasses aroma with earthiness as well.
Creamy molasses and a light tang of citrus on the palate(I love the citrus note in a cigar as it leaves the palate fresh and clean).
The first several draws bring out the citrus notes cleaning the palate but in the background their is a hint of spice(cinnamon)(definitely a good thing). The draw is nearly effortless(unusual in a belicoso shaped head). A woody cedar note is present joining with the citrus in a very creamy texture. At about 3/4" in the burn is near perfect. The ash is salt&pepper gray and tight. A creamy espresso note joins the mix while the spice tapers off a bit. The ash was looking a little suspect so I removed it. So far the strength has hovered around medium.
The transition into the 2nd/3rd is seamless as the citrus,cinnamon spice, cedar and creamy espresso(yes I noticed those all started with the letter "c") all are present in balanced proportions. Creamy cashews have nudged their way in while the cinnamon becomes warm.
The balanced flavors continue into the final/3rd with the spice becoming more of a crushed red pepper. The finish has been long and creamy.
Overall this was a tasty creamy relaxing smoking experience. A medium strength full flavored complex and well balanced cigar. The box(25 count) is the best deal $125 or $5 a stick. Smaller quantities are available in increments of 5 sticks. A must have in your humi. Available on their website sawtellecigars.com GoGetchasome™!! TRUST ME!!!