Origin : Cuba
Format : Corona Grande (Gorda)
Size : 143 x 18.26 mm
Ring : 46
Weight : 11.41 g
Price : ~$10+/piece (but very hard to find since not produced anymore)
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The Punch Black Prince has been suggested to me by many renowned smokers in the past, but I never seemed to be able to find one. Fortunately, I recently came across the last one in a box at my favorite smoke shop. I can now clearly see why this one was so difficult to find.
Lovely smoke, overall nice dark appearance. Very handsomely crafted with obvious expertise.
Excellent hand-made job. I can tell that there was great effort placed into making sure that this cigar maintained a good even burn all the way down. Punch style.
The only drawback that I found in this cigar was that of the first couple of hits. I could tell that there was a nice earthy undertone, but that initial impact was a little on the bitter side. The second third really smoothed out and there was no bitterness left at all. Very nice spice at this point. The final third was all cream and wood. I found more enjoyment at the final third than the rest of the smoke.
At just over $10.00 per cigar, I have to say that these sticks are most definitely worth the price!
Overall Rating :
The two hits in the initial third aside, this was one of the better Punch cigars that I have had the honor of smoking. If you have ever tasted a Punch Punch, you will find some similarity, but with a little more kick to it. This cigar would go very well with preparations for a good night out on the town or perhaps a high dollar card game.
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