October 19, 2010
Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 50
Wrapper : Nicaraguan
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Price : $10+
This super limited cigar is the second installment of the Viaje Skull and Bones Series. The first release, the daisy Cutter, was a little 4 x 54 petite robusto. This new release, which now will be released every Halloween does not have a name (yet?). It is very limited, just 150 boxes of 25 cigars each were made. I was lucky enough to get my hand on a few from my local, Empire Cigars.
This is a rough looking cigar, but Viaje sticks always have a certain rough edge to them. It’s dark and wrinkled with some veins and a decent cap.
I am expecting this to taste very similar to the original Skull and Bones, and I do get that in the first few puffs. An earthy leatheryness with some spice. I get lots of smoke with each puff as I burn my way down the cigar.
The middle third gets a little muddled, there are some unusual notes that dissipate quickly. The burn gets a little off but it corrects itself.
The last third is a sheer joy, lots of licorice and coffee notes with that underlying spice. This doesn’t seem as robust of a smoke as the original but it still packs a good punch.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the cigar, another couple of days in the humidor would serve it well. Nice job, Andre!
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