ST/DS-001

This cigar is so brand spanking new that it doesn’t even have a name or a band. It is part of Studio Tobac sampler and has a ‘project name’ ST/DS-001. All I know is that this 6×54 cigar is an all maduro blend. I got this cigar in the Studio Tobac sampler.
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The wrapper is dry but oily, almost black but it feels silky. I think that this is another Mexican San Andreas maduro wrapper. I see a few thin veins. The cigar has a mild barnyard smell and a great construction. The predraw is fine and I taste spicy tobacco with some pepper in the aftertaste.
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I taste spicy soil. The spice is mainly noticeable in the aftertaste with a little sweetness. After half an inch I taste spicy wood with a little bit of pepper. After an inch I also get a little bit of dark chocolate.
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Halfway I taste some cacao, some herbs and a little bit of a musty flavor. The herbs slowly grow stronger with I get some pepper in the aftertaste. The cacao is a bit bitter and the herbs are getting stronger again. The flavors are like cacao powder with herbs and some black pepper in the aftertaste.
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This cigar lasted me an hour and fifty minutes. The draw was very good but I had to correct the burn a few times. The smoke is thick and plentiful. The light colored ash is coarse but firm. This cigar is full flavored and medium to full bodied but also a bit boring, especially the middle part of the cigar.
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Would I buy this cigar again? No, even if it was possible I wouldn’t. It is a decent smoke, but there are better cigars out there

Appearance: 9 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 7 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10

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