Wrapper: Nicaragua Sun Grown Criollo
Shape: Short Box Pressed Torpedo
Size: 4 1/2″ x 54
Production: 3,750 cigars (125 boxes of 25)
Strength: Full and beyond
Price Range: around $13.00
The M?stery is an extension of the regular Viaje Skull and Bones line. The concept behind the M?stery is that no one will be given any idea of exactly the cigar size and shape will be before arriving in store. The Viaje Skull and Bones M?stery Box Press is Viaje’s first box-pressed Skull and Bones release.
The prelight aroma was a very pleasant robust wood and spice notes. The initial draw consisted of dry leather and wood. As the first third got on its way wood and light tones of wasabi consisted the flavor profile. The draw was decent but nothing to rave about. The finish was a smooth very light but noticeable red pepper. Going through the first third the firm ash developed a range of gray tones, and patches of light brown spots.
Transitioning into the second third the Skull and Bones M?stery saw a strong leather coming to forefront with light spice. The draw began to open giving more smoke. The finish was surprisingly the most complex part of the second third. It consisted of lingering wood tones, spice and a lot of leather.
The final third proved why this little ass kicker is called the Skull and Bones. The nicotine buzz accumulates to a maximum that may require a slight break and a walk. Fittingly, the cigar turns into a leather bomb! Imagine a slightly spicy fine leather extract and how intense those flavors would be. Simply it was just an incredible amount of leather; it really can’t be understated. The draw also comes out hitting, opening very nicely. The ash was still firm but developed some flakiness.
Overall the Viaje Skull and Bones M?stery stayed true to the Skull and Bones line by being a full bodied little ass kicker. Smoking moderately fast will take down the strongest cigar veteran. The flavors although not extremely complex most likely due to how incredibly strong the cigar is drowning all flavors but the most resilient were great. Leather more leather and spice was surprising very pleasing but again don’t under estimate the M?stery!
Below is a picture of the non-box-pressed Viaje Skull and Bones M?stery that glows in the dark