Onyx Reserve

 

1-08-07 been in humi since 12-8-06

Onyx Reserve Toro 6 x 50

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Cuban seed Dominican piloto, Nicaraguan, Cuban seen Peruvian Ligero.

 

This is a fairly light aroma before the light. I’m actually surprised how light the smell is because of the types of tobacco used in it. The wrapper at the foot of the cigar is a bit loose. It’s not falling apart but its not packed or something.

 

I cut into it with a punch. I find that this took a bit more force than usual and that the draw is a bit tight. Maybe these two are connected?

 

The cigar starts out with very coffee like flavors. The after taste is to light right now determine what it is. As the cigar settles from the light, a lightly sweet note begins to develop. The burn became very even after it passed the loose part of the foot. No relights were needed. The smoke is very cool.

 

I am finding that I like cigars with tons of smoke. Maybe it has to do with the tight draw but this cigar does not produce the amount of smoke that I like to have.

 

The box press seems to hold its shape until the very last moment. Usually a box press will become rounded as it heats. This one doesn’t go to round until it’s actually ON FIRE. I always have liked the feel of a box press in my hands. It just seems to fit better.

 

The cigar just keeps building in flavor and complexity as it goes on. About ½ way through it picks up a chocolate note. It is somehow smoother at this point than an inch before. A woody after taste develops near the end of the cigar. I find this after taste to be good and long lasting but not oppressive in any way.

 

I burned it down to the nub.

 

Burn: 9.5

Draw: 8

Taste: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Construction: 8 (loose foot)

Appearance: 9

Overall feeling: 9

Score: 8.8

 

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~ by kuzi16 on January 20, 2012.

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