Taboo limited reserve maduro figurado

When Rob from Taboo cigars released his first Limited Reserve I ordered the mega sampler and now, a couple of years later, I am finally in the process of smoking, tasting and reviewing this sampler. Today I chose to smoke the Taboo Limited Reserve Maduro Figurado, a cigar is looking very tempting to me due to the shape and color, so I guess it’s time to release the cigar from the cellophane coat and smoke it.
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The dark wrapper has some changing in color, the upper part of the cigar is darker than the lower part. I also see a lot of veins. The cigar has a nice shape though and it feels well constructed. The predraw is fine and tastes like raisin. This 6½ x 54 cigar has a strong barnyard aroma
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I taste some chocolate and earth. The chocolate becomes a bit more powerful and after an inch and a half the earth disappears. I taste a sticky chocolate and a straw with hay mixture. The flavors gain some strength, and the chocolate in the aftertaste is quite strong now.
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Halfway the chocolate strength decreases a bit and I just taste the straw and hay. The cigar makes my mouth feel dry. At ⅔ the chocolate returns full force, stronger than before and I like it.
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I enjoyed this cigar for a little over 90 minutes. There was a lot of smoke and a good draw. The dark ash is firm and the burn is good. This cigar is full flavored and medium bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Maybe, I have to check the price of the stick first.

Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10

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