Zino Emperor Edition Crown Series 2009
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Size: 5 x 58
This expensive ass cigar is a dark shade of brown and has a very oily sheen to it. The aroma off this stick is of sweet barnyard aroma with a slight peppery spice to it. After slicing the cap off I take a cold drag which is free and has a wood and spice note coming through. The cigar is also well packed from head to foot.
The first few puffs are giving me the wood and pepper I received off the cold draw but the pepper quickly dies down and is replaced with notes of chocolate. The burn is pretty even and with the oils on the wrapper it’s burning nicely.
The smoke on this Zino is quite thick and has a nice room aroma. It almost lingers right in front of your face. The wood and chocolate flavors continue here in the middle portion of the smoke but I am also met with a coffee flavor.
The wood flavor seems to be the main focus of the cigar with the chocolate and a creamy coffee being complimentary. The burn stayed straight and cool throughout and the smoke aroma wasn’t pleasant as well.
I enjoyed the cigar very much and have no complaints except for the price of the cigar being over $20 I can safely say I won’t be smoking many of these except on special occasions. Flavors were great and construction was well done.
Keep em burnin