First light is like Heaven. The huge creamy flavors awaken the palate balanced beautifully by the black pepper and spice. Big blasts of caramel, licorice, and milk chocolate follow. The finish is buttery and long. Retrohale is warm with a red pepper flake burn.
As the burn line reaches the wrapper leaf, everything elevates! A wave of rich leather is added to the mix. The sweetness becomes like raw sugar cane. The flavors begin to mature into total decadence. Notes of butter cream, hot chocolate, and white oak become dominant.
As it progresses, cashew, nougat, cinnamon, and Scotch flavors emerge. The finish is clean and flavorful. I notice myself smacking my lips after each puff because the flavors are just so unbelievable!
Last third, everything crescendos! Bold notes of brown sugar, cinnamon stick, licorice, red pepper, and butter. Creamed honey, maple, and brown ale. The burn is perfect and the cigar stays cool all the way to the nub!