This is one from my wish list. It's no surprise that I
like to experience the unusual, or hard to find cigars. And my brothers
and sisters of the leaf seem to always come thru for me. I was
gifted one one of these by a fantastic BOTL who notice it on a Make a Wish
thread. Sent it to me and asked me to review this stick
Length/Ring: 9.125 x 55
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo (Aged Ligero)
I clipped, I lit and I smoked. I had high expectations of this unusual vitola so I
was excited to smoke this one. I started at 3:15 in the afternoon. It was
milder than I expected. Hard to light and a rough draw as I had come to
expect from a nippled toe, but soon eased up. The burn was very uneven and
ran. I corrected it and it stayed even. The ash was not strong at first,
falling of every inch. Remember, this is a huge cigar and a lot to it. It
tasted creamy and earthy with a spicy bit to the tongue. half way through
the first third a nuance of leather became apparent in the
I finally got to the second third by 4:30
and not much change in the taste. Still an excellent flavor, but not very
complex. A slight perfume or floral replaced the leather.
arrived at the last third hoping that it would finish as something
special, but after two hours, the only real change was that it had an ash
that started to hang on.
In conclusion, all I can say was that after two hours and fifteen minutes, my expectations were not met.
I appreciated the gift and would not have missed smoking this cigar for
the world, but IMO, the RC184 is a much better experience and a lot more
bang for the buck.