Another great review!
Loved the comment, "...not gonna' be a little wus of a cigar"; certainly proved to be true. I have not had that particular vitola, but Herrera Esteli is one of my favorite NC's on the market. Not sure whether the Piramide Finos is naturally just that much stronger than the others I've had, or if I didn't notice how strong they were since my preferences tend to lean that way. But I do not disagree, they are definitely not for the faint of heart.
On a more general note, your explanation of how the flavors we perceive in cigars are really what they make us think of more so than the exact taste is dead-on insightful. Every Noob who asks why they aren't getting all the flavors they hear about should take notice of that.
I smoke in moderation. Only one cigar at a time. - Mark Twain