Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story Natural ( 4" x 48 ) Perfecto.
I just received this cigar a few days ago from TampaToker in the non-CC MAW. Thanks Chris. Since then it has sat in my cooler at about 62% RH. Looking online places this cigar around the $5 when purchased by the box.
Initial Impression and Light:
This cigar had a nice medium brown wrapper with a few small veins. There was a slight over use of pectin down towards the foot of the cigar. The construction of the cigar with moderately firm with a moderate pack and no noticeable soft spots. The smell of the cigar was a pretty light hay. I punch cut the cap which gave a good, slightly tight draw and very neutral flavors pre-light. I toasted and lit the nub on the foot, which was very easy being so small.
The cigar started off with a great mix of earth, wood, cocoa powder and spices. The burn traveled smoothly down the nub and continued in razor sharp.
The second third was a continuation of the first third. The burn continued to be great.
The final third changed to nice rich coffee with some woodiness and spice. The burn stayed great till the end. The ash finally fell with about an inch left in the cigar. The total burn time was about an hour fifteen.
Not that it affected anything, but if I didn't know any better, I would have guessed that this was a nicaraguan cigar based on the flavor profile. Anyway, between the burn, the construction, and the flavor profile, it was an excellent cigar.
Below is the burn progression