Earlier this year, Logan & I attended the CATS Festival in San Antonio, TX. At one of the many booths set up there, I was given a few cigars from Outlaw Cigar Co. Including a couple Black Powders and this WTF. So, this particular cigar has been resting for 207 days. ;)
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The WTF has a very nice appearance. Smooth dark chocolate wrapper, with a “soft” box press. It almost looks like an oval. Smooth pressed seams & veins. It has a subtly sweet smell, with a cold draw of a sweet woodiness.
The first third is nutty, with a very slight spice on the background. I keep getting hits of smokiness. The burn is very straight and I haven’t found the need for touch-ups. The smoke production is nothing crazy, but it is plentiful.
The second third of the WTF loses the spice, and the nuttiness intensifies. There is a lot of smokey wood weaving in and out. The burn continues to be smooth and consistent, with about a medium amount of smoke.
One of the first things I noticed about the WTF in the final third, was how the ash turned into a dark grey and black color, with a texture similar to that of more charcoal ash. Then I noticed that the smoke and flavor of the cigar became very dry, but the flavors remained similar to the second third. The smoke production really picked up, just before the band.
It was an interesting smoke. It wasn’t completely within my flavor profile, but I did enjoy it. And I enjoyed smoking a cigar with “WTF” boldly written on the band. :)