This Sindicato Hex starts off by looking good. A very well constructed perfecto, with clean seams and some small veins. The "fuse" style pigtail at the cap is a nice looking touch as well. The pre-light aromas are very rich! Lots of leather, cocoa & earth. Which, is backed up by a sweet, chocolately leather flavor on the cold draw.
Hex by Sindicato Cigars
Size: 6.25 x 52
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Cigars Smoked for this Review: One
Price Point: $6.95
Cigar Purchased: Sample from Sindicato Cigars
Quick Note: For this review I used the CF rating system. You can view it in detail here.
The first third of the Hex hits off with leather and bitter coffee flavors. Very tasty, rich flavors, of a strong, bitter coffee dominate in the beginning and then mellow out, leaving way for a smoother powdered cocoa and leather note. The burn started to canoe on me at one point, but it corrected itself perfectly. The end of this third sees the return of the bitter coffee note, with a fairly long finish, almost exactly the same as drinking black coffee.
The Hex only changes up slightly as it transitions into the second third. Cedar joins in with the leather as the main note and there is a nice, clean black pepper on the finish. Then, towards the end of this third the profile changes back to coffee and leather notes from the first third. The burn, although not razor sharp, is burning great, with a decent ash.
Just as I say that, the Sindicato Hex quits burning on me fo rsome reason, and I have to relight. On the good side, this was the only issue and the relight had no ill effects on the cigar. I also noticed that I had to keep steady on smoking or the Hex would start to go out, it didn't, but I don't think I could have walked away from it. The profile was mainly leather, with a sweet cedar note mixed in. As I burned down more, the coffee and cocoa from the first two thirds come back in one more time, but stay more of a background note.
The Sindicato Hex is a solid cigar, although some people may see it as a bit one-dimensional. The burn and ash were on par for me, and it was easy to smoke. Fairly full bodied the whole time, it was mild in strength to begin with, elevating to a solid medium by the end. I REALLY enjoyed the coffee flavors, and there were some other high notes, but it just didn't wow me. Not like the Affinity line did, which is a great cigar. Definitely worth a shot.
Rating: 84 AKA “Couple”