My Uzi Weighs a Ton (MUWAT) Bait Fish ( 4" x 44 )
I was gifted this cigar about a month ago by Justbrew77 in a very generous MAW. Thanks Justin. Since then it has sat in my cooler at about 62% RH. This is a New Havana Cigars exculsive and can be bought if packs of 25 for just over $5 a piece.
Initial Impression and Light:
This cigar had a nice evenly colored dark brown wrapper with a couple of water spots. There were a few smaller veins in the wrapper but nothing major. The feel of the cigar was between medium and firm, being more firm towards the cap. I think with a cigar this size, you can't expect it to be too firm. The smell was pretty light, and I could just make out a faint hay smell. After clipping the cap, the draw was just about perfect and the cigar gave a neutral tobacco taste. I toasted and lit the cigar with my soft flame lighter.
A huge blast of pepper started me off. After a puff or two the flavors were absolutely huge and in your face. I tasted leather and earth, with maybe some coffee in background, followed by strong cedar in the retrohale all with underlying pepper from start to finish that lingered even after.
Down into the second third the leather and earth took a back seat to a very strong dark coffee. The sharp cedar remained in the retrohale and the pepper remained from draw past the finish.
In the final third the flavors were the tiniest bit softer with coffee and cedar coming to the front. The pepper was present as always. I started feeling the nicotine kick near the end as well.
The burn was amazingly straight and the ash held on for about an inch and a half each time before falling on its own. There was some canoeing at the very end but I shouldn't fault the cigar for that because at that point I was taking half draws to keep the smoke relatively cool. The total burn time was just about fifty minutes.
Wow, this was a kick ass cigar, literally. I have never had a cigar this strong with such in your face flavors. I actually really enjoyed it and I think the vitola was just about perfect for this blend. Construction and burn were both great as well. While I haven't had the normal MUWAT, I've read online that the Bait Fish is a different blend than the regular line in that this one was extra strong. I'd highly recommend this one to someone that wants to try an extra-full flavored cigar.
Below is the burn progression