Size: 4 3/4 X 52
Wrapper: Connecticut Habano
Binder: Connecticut Habano
Wrapper: Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Kentucky Fire Cured
Today, I decided it was time for the George Rico S.T.K. American Puro to leave the humidor and get lit up. One that was given to me by George himself when I met him at IPCPR in July. I will be pairing this cigar up with a Dove dark chocolate bar and Hanson's all natural cola.
The second third and the burn remained even, smoke pumping out full and dense light gray ash stayed intact until I tapped it off about halfway. Flavor notes of mild BBQ, nutmeg and wood was what I detected. The first band came off without incident and there wasn't any cracks, tears, defects or glue underneath.
Hickory, salt and leather were the flavors I tasted in the last third of this stick. The burn was still even, ash didn't fall again and the smoke was still kicking full and creamy. The second band came off easily. No cracks, glue or defects underneath. I smoked this stick until I couldn't hold it anymore.
This cigar was a pleasant smoking experience and a Cigar Assessor's Approved Cigar. If you get an opportunity to smoke one of these stick you should. You'll be glad you did. - August 21, 2013