Just a quickie review of the Punch Bare knuckle Elite - 5.2" X 45 RG for those who want to try them.
A new Habano wrapped Punch cigar is a very dark maduro colored wrapper that had one prominent vein and a dull toothy appearance.
I wanted to try these because I am a big Punch EMS fan, and CI had my vitola for $50 a box.
Like I said the cigar is toothy and a little rustic looking, but a nice band down on the foot. In a nut shell the cigar lives up to the punch rep, full bodied and quite strong nic wise. This cigar reminds me a lot of the Padron X000 series naturals. Lots of cocoa, wood and leather that starts out a little harsh, but smooths out after the first inch or so. All in all a tasty smoke that will probably benefit from a few months humi time. Not a cigar for noob smokers. Enjoy