Last week, I began my experience at Governor’s Cigar & Pipe the same way I do just about every time. I step into the humidor, take a deep breath, and then drool a little bit. Not overly much, but just the right amount of worship and inaptitude at being able to pick out just one of so many great smokes.
Which brings me to today, where I’m burning at CroMagnon Mode 5 while at a park with the Domestic Engineer. She’s not so thrilled at a review going down time now, but I smiled, then she smiled, so it’s a GO!
Snipped it with a V cutter. Pre-light is an interesting inhale. Blunt sweetness, not sharp, and a thick earthy draw. If I would’ve brought another cutter, I would probably cut this one some more to open it up a bit. Not bad, just not my style. I’m curious how the CroMagnon Mode 5 compares with the other CroMagnon line from RoMa Craft Tobac.
Pairing it with an Iced Coffee from the Sirens, and it’s delicious on the first few puffs. Both rich and deep, lots of character, smooth smoke, reminds me of one of my favorites: Carlos Torano’s 1959 Exodus 50 years edition. Almost velvety. The wife says it smells like vanilla to her. +1.
You know what this reminds me of? An Affogato Frappe from Books a Million! I want to say it hits the roasted flavor of Espresso, but the bitter notes of an Espresso are nonexistent. Kind of like what happens when you make a latte out of espresso. That’s exactly what this smoke reminds me of!
Remember Clinton? He told me that he pulls something of grilled meat, or maybe charred meat, out of this cigar. Disclaimer: I’ve been keeping an eye out for it. Every now and then I can almost feel something of pulled pork, though, and it reminds me strongly of a Hawaiian Luau. Is that different than grilled meat? Not sure, but right now I wish I’d of brought another of these to keep this party going.
Everything about this stick is fantastic: great draw, great flavor, solid burn, great ash, doesn’t get hot, and not a trace of bitterness when approaching the nub.
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