Sporting a gorgeous Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, this cigar appears near perfect. The seams are difficult to see and the cap blends nicely with the light brown, caramel-colored wrapper. Scents from the wrapper are dry hay and sweet tobacco. From the foot I smell dry hay, wood scents and a little tingle of pepper.
I toast the foot and get the heat rolling on this cigar with peaked expectations following the cold draw. The initial smoke is cool on the palate. Earthy notes, pine, and anise are most evident. The flavors linger nicely, not finishing too quickly.
The hay from the pre-light inspection comes on strong right away, joined by creamy sweetness on the draw with light black pepper on the finish. The pepper quickly makes its way up front, delivering small amounts of pepper throughout the draw and finish. The finish has been dry on several of the Skinny Monsters; it’s particularly dry on the Tiff.
This was my first cigar of the day and I paired it with a black coffee with some floral notes, not an overpowering coffee considering I am reviewing a Connecticut cigar. The wrapper offered me the scent of sweet hay and the cold draw offered a mild, dry hay flavor and the draw was very easy. Cant wait to torch this!