Is this Don Pepin Garcia’s answer to the Nub? I don’t know, all I know is that Don Pepin created a very small 3x 50 cigar in the same blend as the popular blue series and with a innovative shape and called it ‘the firecracker’. The pictures will show why that name is so well chosen.
The top has a long pigtail and once you open the box it looks like you look down to a box of TNT. The foot of the cigar isn’t cut, the tobacco leaves are folded close. The dark wrapper has just a few veins. The predraw, which gives me a mild peppery flavor, is fine just as the construction.
Pepper with some sweetness is the first flavors I taste. On the background some wood and leather are taking their turns to show up. Halfway the sweetness disappears. Somewhat later the pepper disappears too and I get a nice warm creamy wooden chocolate flavor.
Even though this is a very small stick, it lasted me about an hour. The smoke is very nice, thick, a bit bluish and there is plenty of it. The folded foot makes the cigar a bit hard to light. The ash is nice and white.
Don’t let this cigar full you. It is full bodied and full flavored and gave me a bit of vitamin N.
Would I buy this cigar again? Yeah, once the box I have is empty I will get myself another one. I gave half a box away before I smoked this cigar, and now I am sorry.
Appearance: 9 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 7 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10