This cigar has been staring at me from the humidor (literally, check out the band!) and begging to be smoked. I finally gave in.
- very nice dark brown wrapper that glistens with oils
- body smells of sweet aged tobacco
- foot gives off a mouth watering aroma of brown sugar and baked bread
- cold draw reveals flavors of caramel and roasted sugar (my mouth was watering before I even toasted the foot!)
- first puffs taste of rich sweet tobacco and baking spices
- toasted caramel and a touch of coffee bean dominate the first inch or so
- a nice spice picks up around the 2 inch mark
- sweetness shifts to the background and is replaced by a spicy core of cinnamon, espresso, and a touch of pepper
- the retrohale is all cedar with a touch of cream, nice
- the sweet roasted sugar flavor comes back in the last third
- there is a hint of black pepper on the tongue on the exhale
I really enjoyed the flavor profile of this smoke. I highly recommend them. I've smoked about 6 of these and they were all excellent. They are a little hard to find but worth the effort. I give the Grimalkin a 93 IMHO.