Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Sun-Grown
Filler: Honduran Nicaraguan
Belicoso: 5 x 50
The Punch Bareknuckle is a cigar that is a retail-exclusive cigar for online retailer Cigar International produced by General Cigar Company. The cigar produces notes of cocoa, pepper, wood, earth and even grapefruit. The flavors hold nicely for most of the cigar, but toward the end, the cigar gets a little spicy and a little harsh. This cigar has a little more kick than one might think. The flavor had some nice depth to them as I assessed them to be full-bodied. Meanwhile the cigar has medium to full strength. The cigar has an excellent burn and draw – especially for a belicoso.
Not a bad cigar, but not one that had me overly excited. It is definitely a Try One.
In the last third, there also were some earth notes that joined the cocoa. For the most part, there was a spicy flavor component in the last third. The earth and cocoa were still very much prominent and the grapefruit was very distant. There was a slight bit of harshness at the end of this cigar. The resulting nub was cool in temperature, but soft to the touch.
Source: Sample provided by Cigar International.