7x38 (is my guess)
Stogies World Class, Houston (H-Town) Exclusive
Release: End of June (2016)
Acquired from Jorge of Stogies
Price: ? Unknown (assuming $10-12)
Production: ? Unknown (but limited)
1/3: Draw is slightly snug. Right out of the gate is a huge meatiness and those distinct/rich notes all the Neanderthal sizes have. Massive blast of pepper on retro. Thick, chewy, spicy, peppery smoke..quite a long finish but very clean for how much pepper its pumping out. Deep gritty earth, pepper, meaty, black coffee, and a faint coco on finish are the dominant notes. Very even burn and solid ash.
2/3: A room filling, almost intoxicating aroma is noteworthy. I find the San Andres earthiness and pepper are still leading the pack but a sweetness is building up steam in this third. The black pepper on the retrohale has not budged a bit but the smoke does become a bit more creamy as the draw opens up.
3/3: Just as I think the cigar is getting creamy the pepper (a strong black pepper) starts to take over, this time not on the retro but more on the palate. The retro has become very sweet (almost like burnt sugar and bbq sauce) that I would associate with broadleaf tobacco. The cigar finishes with earth, leather, coffee, sweetness, pepper, smokiness, and smoky oak (a lot of the same flavors I find in the other Neanderthal sizes just a bit more pronounced). Finish shortens. Construction has been perfect!
Overall rating/score: BOX WORTHY!
Assuming these are limited production I will be grabbing a box (or 3) as soon as they are available and will pre-order if possible. Not a cigar to miss out on, especially if you enjoy the Neanderthal (and/or lanceros).
for me...this is higher up on the box-buy list than the Illusione H-Town...fantastic smoke...and this is pre-produciton...
:-) Very Approved!
Just now getting around to reading some posts... Very glad I read this one! I'll be on the box list for sure. Neanderthal and Lancero. That's like Peanut Butter for me. Peanut Butter and Ladies!
;-) You'll love this smoke! Easily a box purchase, considering the limited availability when they do come out (late June).