Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Honduran Corojo
Filler: Honduran Corojo and Dominican Ligero
Size: Perfecto 11/18
I figured with today being the 4th of July I would smoke something kind of patriotic even though the Liberty series is released around Labor Day. This Liberty is a little rustic looking with a brown wrapper with a perfectly applied triple cap. The smell of the wrapper and foot of the cigar is of a sweet barnyard aroma. The cap comes of nice and cleanly with I nice free draw that tastes of sweet coffee. Well let’s remove this foot band and light this thing up and get the holiday weekend started off right.
With the first few drags of this Liberty the pepper smacks you right in the face but just as fast it disappears. The flavor I am picking up at the beginning here is of a sweet coffee. The smoke is nice a creamy in my mouth and there is sure plenty of it. The ash is a little flakey but holds on well.
Here at the midway point the pepper is starting to show itself again along with that sweet coffee and is joined with some nice earthiness. The ash is a nice grey color and is holding well despite its flakiness. The flavors are very prominent and very tasty.
As I pull into the final stretch the flavors are only getting better. The coffee flavor from the start to end is very good and is met with a slight nut flavor along with a sort of sweet syrup flavor. The pepper is there but not too harsh. The burn was nice throughout the cigar without needing much attention.
I enjoyed this cigar as a sort of yearly experience. I don’t know about a common rotation cigar considering its $20 price tag and that they are pretty limited. But other than that they are well worth a try. Anyone interested in picking a few up I’m pretty sure that Bonita Smoke Shop still has a few laying around. Give them a call and ask for Jackie because they do not have them on the site and make sure to say you heard about her here on mikesstogies.com