What better cigar to smoke when living on the Gulf Coast, than George Rico's S.T.K. Miami Barracuda LE Maduro 2014? Well, I guess the original Barracuda would as well, but I smoked that a couple years ago, and doubt I can find more. But, today I am talking about the Limited Edition Maduro. Which, other than the band not having the Barracuda on it, so closely resembles the original that it's hard to tell them apart. Let's see how this Maduro plays out.
S.T.K. Miami Barracuda LE Maduro 2014 by George Rico
Size: 5 x 52
Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro
Cigars Smoked for this Review: One
Price Point: $8.50
Cigar Purchased: Samples
Quick Note: For this review I used the CF rating system. You can view it in detail here.
The final third saw a bit of a change-up in flavors. Although I was still getting that deep sugar sweetness, I started to get some white pepper and the earth and leather from the pre-light finally stepped in. The burn, ash and smoke production have been excellent.
As good as this Barracuda Maduro was, it just didn't hit everything for me. I can only imagine it was the Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro. It creates a different profile than the Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro, of which I really enjoy. I would definitely pick up a couple more if I found them. I honestly feel that I need to smoke more to catch all the flavors from this cigar, to do it full justice.
Rating: 86 AKA “A Couple"