5 1/2 X 50 Robusto

Wrapper: CT Broadleaf Maduro

Binder and Filler: Nicaraguan

I smoked this cigar in Carlisle, PA outside of the Holiday Inn sitting on luggage carts, with a couple new friends after a training for work.  It was also the coldest that I have ever been while smoking an entire cigar, but you know how it goes, if you have good company it’ll make stuff like that go away.  I got this cigar from a listener and had to give it a try since I was not very pleased with the most recent release of this smoke.  I have to say that this is WAY better than the new release.  It is everything that the Noella is but with the feel of a rubusto.  Cocoa and spice are the dominant flavors, but there is a balance that is here that was not there in  the 2013 release.