I don’t know much about this blend, except that the cigar is made from Nicaraguan tobacco and has a beautiful dark wrapper with some veins. The cigar has no band. The Taboo Exotic Blend II that I smoked was a 5 x 50 maduro.
The cigar has a weird, acidy aroma which reminded me a bit of urine. I had these cigars for over a year so they aged a bit, and it definitely wasn’t ammonia that I smelled. The predraw was fine and gave me a raisin flavor.
I can taste the flavor of dried hay and chocolate, soon to be joined by my friend pepper. The flavors give me a dry feeling in my mouth. Halfway the chocolate disappears and all I taste is a bitter spice. An inch later the chocolate returns as a supporting flavor on the background. The bitterness slowly fades away and the chocolate grows stronger towards the end.
The draw is very good, the right amount of resistance. I get a lot of white, thick smoke and the ash, which has some dark spots in it, is firm. The burn is pretty straight. This is a medium flavored medium bodied cigar.
Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, I prefer these over the twists that are too mild for me.
Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 6 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10