The Punch Rare Corojo is only released once a year and it is the best selling (non Cuban) punch on the market. The cigar is made from Dominican and Nicaraguan tobacco with a Colorado shade wrapper.
The cigar is wrapped in cellophane and once released from the wrapper I see a silky wrapper which is quite dark. The box pressed cigar feels quite hard but the predraw is fine and leaves a mild pepper on my lips.
I taste burned coffeebeans, not very pleasant. I get a bunch of toasty tones, but they all taste burned and even a bit ashy. The ash flavor gets stronger while the toast gets milder.
Halfway I can taste a sweetness through the ash but that’s only for a few puffs. After that it is ash that I taste until the finale, where some leather and wood try to beat the ash. But they fail.
The amount of smoke from this Punch is medium, just like the thickness. The ash is light colored and firm. The draw was good but the burn was crooked.
Would I buy this cigar again? No, hell no.
Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 6 / 10
Smoke & ash: 6 / 10
Aroma first part: 5 / 10
Aroma second part: 5 / 10
Aroma third part: 5 / 10