Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sungrown Corojo 99
Shape: Double Robusto
Size: 6 1/4 x 54
Production: 50 boxes of 75 cigars
Cigar starts off with a closed foot and an extremely long pigtail hence looking like a piece of TNT. It just so happens that I have a strange affection for closed foots. As soon as I lit it up I noticed a strong spice that was accompanied by a note of coffee that was exactly what I look for in a cigar. Once I was about an inch in, the spice began to mellow out while still retaining the most prominent flavor note of coffee. I also began to notice a undertone of earthiness that really complimented the spice leaving me with the impression that this will be a complex cigar. I soon began to pick up the smallest amount of sweetness that was there just enough for me to notice it. These flavors remained until I reached the second half to the second third. The TNT has had a consistently tight burn while producing large amounts of smoke. I think I have fallen in love… I began to notice a change in flavors into the second third; coffee had come back into the smoke along with a genuine tobacco flavor that really got me excited. As I progressed through this cigar I noticed that the spice was really mellowing out which was a nice change of pace compared to the beginning being so spicy. I was smoking this cigar with a nice medium coffee roasted by a local company by the name of Roastery 7, which really paired well with this cigar. In the final third I began to notice a slight nuttiness along with the spice regaining its territory as a key flavor. The spice and nuttiness along with a subtle hint of coffee remained throughout the rest of the smoke. I never had to touch up this cigar, let alone even think about touching it up. If you are able to get your hands on one of these, I highly recommend grabbing as many as you can before their gone.