Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Warhead II (2014): 5 1/2 x 56
This cigar was assessed in depth on Cigar Coop.
Erik Espinosa and his team bring back the 601 La Bomba Warhead, this time with a tweaked blend a shorter, fatter size. The original Warhead took a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper over the La Bomba blend and box-pressed it. The Warhead II features modified packaging and banding to distinguish this from the original Warhead. Espinosa Cigars now plans on this being an annual release.
The Warhead II delivers notes of mocha, earth, and black pepper. The retro-hale not only had spice, but a nice coffee note that smoothed out the pepper that was present on the finish and retro-hale. The pepper switches to more of a red pepper in the second half. Like its predecessor, the Warhead II is full strength and full bodied. The construction is excellent.
The Warhead II keeps to the flavor profile of the Warhead I, but with one big difference – it delivers a much smoother cigar experience. This made the Warhead II an even better smoke in my book – and gives this a box worthy rating.