Size: 4 X 60
Wrapper: Brazilian Maduro
Today, the family and I went to visit a good friend and his family. He is a fellow cigar lover I haven’t seen in about a year. So I packed away a couple Kristoffs for the event. We got to his place in the afternoon and we decided to sit and enjoy the Kristoff Ligero Maduro Robustos and catch up.
Later on after a delicious grilled dinner of rib eye steaks, asparagus, jalapeno peppers, salad and a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, my friend Rod brings out a couple Cain Maduro Nubs with a cup of Donut Shop coffee for an after dinner treat. I introduce him to Jazz Radio’s Gypsy Jazz channel and we sit down to enjoy our smokes on this 68 degree, clear sky night in the valley.
I unsheathe the 4 inch dark chocolate stick with minimal veins and place the foot under my nose and cocoa and sweet hay was the smell filling my nose. A pleasant aroma of cocoa emanates from the stick.
It wasn’t easy to cut this fat cigar with my Xikar Xi1 cutter, however I get it done. The dry draw is nice and open and I taste sweet hay. I toast the foot with my torch lighter and I get a blast of cedar and pepper flavors from the first few draws of full white smoke. The flavor soon changes to hints of leather and coffee.
Halfway through the cigar and I still taste notes of leather as hints of cocoa join the flavors I experience. The smoke is still full and creamy and the burn is even.
The grey and black ash holds on for almost the whole smoke. I have to tap it off so I can continue to hold and smoke the cigar. The burn stays even and the white smoke full.
The last part of this smoke and I taste some wood notes before I put the cigar down for the last time.
This was a very nice, enjoyable after dinner cigar. It added a nice relaxing vibe to an already great time. This wasn’t my first Cain Maduro but it was my first NUB. I would add this stick to the collection in my humidor. -March 24, 2013
Rodney Conti & Robert Anthony Meyers