#4 review. I tried. I really did...
This log or tree branch I'm eyeballing here but it looks to be 5.5x60. Maybe 6x60. Either way the day I got the box of blind review cigars I kind of dreaded this one everytime I saw it. Maybe having ill thoughts before I reviewed this stick played in the back of my head while I smoked it. Who knows?
Prelight-- Off the wrapper I get cedar and that's pretty much it. The foot gives off tobacco and leather. I'm glad I reviewed this stick indoors because my next door neighbors had they seen me put this cigar up to my nose might think it was something else judging by the size. Off the draw I get dark chocolate and pepper.
I'm happy to report that my Xicar XO cutter is nearby. If it wasn't I would have had to use a punch to get it going. Took about a minute to light because I'm still using a single jet lighter. I'm lazy.
First few puffs and into the first third I get chocolate,stale leather,pepper,and cashews. I could do with all but the stale leather. It's also taking a bit more work than usual to get smoke. It's not plugged. It's just a huge ass cigar. I look at the clock on my laptop and I'm already at 20 minutes in with just half an inch smoked. Jeebus.
Then the middle kicks in. When I say kicks in I mean for the worse. Now we all know everyones palate is different and one cigar from the same box could be a mind blowing experience and the next cigar sitting right besides it could make you wonder if it was even the same blend. Whatever this is it was one of the bad ones. I'm now getting kerosene,burnt tobacco, and oversalted pumpkin seeds. I still can't get the taste off my tongue after brushing my teeth and tongue twice already today.
I was also at the 1 hour and 25 minute mark at the halfway point before I had to throw in the towel. Now a lot of us joke about Gurkha around here and whatever this is that's my guess. No idea on the blend. Just that it's a Gurkha. If it is that's worth at least half a point right? I'm kind of leaning on it being a Gurkha too because I joked about it before you sent out my fiver of blind sticks. I probably had it coming. So that's my no holds bar on whatever blind cigar #4 is. Now if you excuse me I'm going to try to smoke something else and see if I can taste anything