Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Size: 5 1/4 x 48-52(Salomon shape)
I used the “Cigar Year” to run from Thanksgiving 2012 to Thanksgiving 2013. This was a release this December, thus qualifying for my list. This is a cigar that was really helped by having an early start because as the year progressed, this cigar got better and better.
I had an opportunity a pre-release last November and found it positive. After the cigar was launched in December, 2012 (thus qualifying for our 2013 countdown), we noticed the flavor profile had started to develop and this cigar was even getting better and much smoother. By June, this cigar wow’d me.
The Apocalypse delivers notes of pepper, coffee, espresso, and nut. There is a unique nice sweetness that is a cross between sugar cane. The flavors remain on the medium to full-bodied side for most of the cigar experience, but progresses to full-bodied toward the end. The strength follows a similar pattern – medium to full to start and full strength for the last third.