I have enjoyed the series 55 cigars so far, so I am looking forward to this one.
It has a nice semi-oily chocolate brown wrapper w/ only smaller veins. I removed the gaudy band and was very disappointed to find a little glue residue left on the wrapper! Big turn off!
The cigar packed very firmly but evenly throughout the entire length of the cigar. I cut it and found that the pre-light draw was very tight. The wrapper smelled like very sweet cedar and the filler had a more pungent smell.
I lit it up and was hit with a nice sweet mocha taste w/ some pepper. It is really producing quite a bit of smoke! The first third was mild bodied w/ a nice sweet honey and cedar flavor followed by a mocha/coffee pepper finish.
The second third mellowed out even more w/ a spicy cedar and a slightly sweet pepper finish. The flaky dark gray/black ash did not hold on for long, only about and inch .
The final third started with a burst of sweet honey but quickly became medium body cedary flavor with a strong peppery finish.
Overall, I would not consider this a complex cigar by any means. Keep this in mind when considering buying some. With that said I think this makes an excellent, cheap, go-to cigar. If you like the peppery flavors that corojo wrappers produce, you will like it! If you like sweeter cigars, you will like it! Basically, I think you will like this cigar and you can’t go wrong with the price (about $2.50 each on the net).