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"Still in my starting lineup"

Review by: kevink868
Review Date: 06/26/2007
Rating: 7.83
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Review Notes: Having gone through about 20 of these now, I too have come across some split wrappers. I haven't run across more than one or two with the tight draw noted by others, however. The Achilles remains in my starting lineup, particularly with morning coffee. The core flavor is leather, with hints of nuts and mild spice. Strength ranges from mild at the start to richly medium-bodied. Fulfilling. For an average bid price of just over $2, I can scarcely think of a better value. If you can still find some, load up. I did.

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"Slow start, dazzling finish"

Review by: kevink868
Review Date: 11/25/2006
Rating: 8.5
Criteria 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Appearance
Construction
Flavor
Value
Overall Experience

Review Notes: I think it was the CI website that called this one "sneaky strong." A very accurate account, as it turns out. It starts slowly, with a basic creaminess and mild nuttiness I associate with a CT shade smoke. I also detected some slightly green flavors, and prepared myself for disappointment. But that greenness dissipates quickly. Then it picks up a serious head of steam in the second half. By the end, it is extraordinarily rich, with pronounced nuttiness and a touch of leather, while never losing its smoothness. The last third is stellar. It really does sneak up on you. Construction, BTW, is phenomenal. I put a bad light on the first one I smoked (that's what I get for trying to spark it in 30mph winds), and it corrected itself quickly. The easy draw produces a heap of smoke. And with a C-bid price around $3 a pop, I couldn't possibly have too many of these. Fill your humidor.

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