A few months ago Eddie sent me one of the samplers that contained one of each of the first three cigars in this 12 cigar series. I was very impressed with the one I smoked of this blend so I decided to pick up some more when my local got them in. I don't exactly remember how many of them I've smoked before this, because I would purchase a couple with the intention to review one, but I forget and just light it up it. I would guess I have somewhere around 8-10 of these before this. They come packed in 20 count boxes and are made at the My Father Cigar factory. I couldn't find much about the blend other than it has a Nicaraguan wrapper.
The wrapper on this cigar was a nice medium brown with a slightly reddish tint. The wrapper had a lot of oils to it, so much so my fingers were coated with it while checking it out. There weren't that many veins except for a scattering of fine veins. It also felt almost velvety to the touch. Putting my nose to the wrapper brought intense aromas of leather and barnyard with chocolate and nuts coming from the foot. As I gave the cigar a squeeze I noted a slight amount of give with no soft spots. After I clipped it and took a cold draw on it I got notes of sweet leather and spice.
As soon as I lit up the cigar I got hit with leather, earth, wood, and molasses with a slightly creamy finish. My tongue was tingling from the amount of spice I got almost immediately after lighting it up. The retrohale while giving a pleasant burn, wasn't too intense. The draw was perfect for me being nice and easy and producing a large volume of smoke. The burn wasn't straight, but it could have been the wind that was lightly gusting while I was smoking this cigar. I would classify this cigar as starting off in the medium full range.
Once I moved into the second third the spice while it didn't go completely away it definitely toned down a lot. I noted flavors of leather, wood and cream with the molasses sweetness still very present. The draw continued to be great, while the burn was slightly ragged still.
The cigar finished of strong in the final third. The flavors changed to cinnamon, leather, earth, wood and some cola flavors as well. The finish continued to be sweet and creamy. The spice started to make itself known again and I started to get a slight nicotine hit from it. I did need to correct the burn a bit.
Overall, as one might have been able to tell by the number of these I've smoked before this review that. I really enjoy this cigar. Now this isn't a ring gauge that I'm normally drawn to any more but this just works in my opinion. I would like to see this blend in a smaller ring gauge, but it doesn't look like Eddie has any plans for that. Speaking of him, he has warned me about this cigar before smoking it. While it isn't for the weak, it was no where near the strongest cigar I've smoked. I plan on picking up some more, and putting a couple away to see how they age.