Thanks to Smoke Inn for sending some samples for review. Sindicato is a new cigar company. Basically, a bunch of retailers got together and formed this brand. Retailers include Smoke Inn, Quality Fresh Cigars, Old Virginia Tobacco, Corona Cigar Company, and Nice Ash Cigars. Who better to collaborate on cigars than experienced retailers? This is an interesting concept, so enough rambling from me.
Size: Toro 6 x 54
Pre-Smoke & Construction:
The wrapper had an shiny, oily appearance. I picked up an odor of earth, barnyard, and mild spice. The cigar was solidly packed, with no inconsistencies. The draw had slight resistance, just the way I like it. The pre-light draw had flavors of dark chocolate, earth, and spice.
The ash held for just over an inch, and the burn required a few small corrections.
The first third started out with a dark, earthy flavor. Think of how rich, fertile soil smells. This is what it reminded me of. It was ultra smooth, and quickly developed black coffee notes. After about an inch in, a dark chocolate flavor joined in.
A very easy, smooth pepper introduced itself in the second third. What really stood out was dark chocolate. Coffee was up next, but it had minimal bitterness. A note of cinnamon was noticed in the aftertaste. The smoke feel was very smooth and sweet.
There was a cinnamon tingle in the last third. It accompanied the dark chocolate nicely. Coffee, and that easy pepper, remained in the background. There may have been subtle earthiness, leather, and wood. I had a hard time telling, due to the sweetness. This wasn’t a bad thing.
This was a very good medium bodied cigar. It was basically a candy bar. The flavors quickly established themselves, and subtle changes kept things interesting. I could smoke this at any time of the day. I’m curious to try their other lines. Stay tuned for that. As for the Hex, I’m sure you can tell, I really enjoyed it.
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