Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Swamps of Tamarac
601 Green label Reserva Limitada
This was shrapnel from a Shuckins bomb awhile back. It actually hit while I was a two digit midget (under a hundred posts) It has been stored at about 61% for a few days.
The pre-light inspection reveals a very dark wrapper with no large veins and only a couple of smaller but noticeable ones. The wrap looked very well made. The cap cut very clean and this cigar smelled like no other this noob has tried. This is a firm stick but not as hard as others I have smoked as others I have tried, no soft spots. The draw was OK but I have had others I liked better.
After sparking this baby up, there was a decent amount of smoke and the taste had a sharp taste and was as strong as any cigar I had smoke.. Can you tell I'm a no palate noob? After about 1/3 of the way through, the sharpness settled down to a very good tobacco flavor though still an the high side of a medium body. The flavor had changed more to my liking, too. I even thought I got a few taste hints of my humidor once in awhile. The draw even loosened up a fraction.
The first light colored ash fell at about the halfway point and and the taste changed a bit and the strength seemed to mellow or I was getting use to the nic.
After the halfway point all the way to the nub, the mixed black/white ash became flaky. It would fall almost predictably as it reach 1/2" The flavors kicked in strong at the final third and I tasted this stick for quite awhile after it was laid to rest near my vegetable growing pots.
I did sip some Gentleman Jack on the rocks with this smoke. I would have willingly smoked another of these soon after the first. Great Cigar!
Now, after doing some research, I can't seem to find them. I have to guess the "Reserva Limitada" was really true! Also have to guess this piece of SS ( Shuckins Shrapnel) was rested for quite a long time before it inflicted its damage on me.
Thanks to Shuckins for this great smoke and for showing me the way down the slope.