Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Toro: 6 1/2 x 52
This was a collaborative review done with others on Blind Man’s Puff. All of the reviewers assessed this cigar unbanded. We did not know what the cigar was until the assessment was published. You can see the full review here.
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The name is obviously a play on the increasing threat of prohibition against the tobacco industry, but it was also the packaging that took center stage.The cigars are packaged with loose tobacco in Rocky Patel branded mason jars reminiscent of the Prohibition-era moonshine bootleggers. The jars are also packaged in crates reminiscent of the Prohibition era. This is believed to be Rocky Patel’s first jar release.
This was an enjoyable smoke. I would say it started out average, but once the cocoa sweetness surfaced in the second half, it made it quite enjoyable. In addition to the cocoa notes, I picked up notes of earth, nut, and black pepper. It also had a bit of a “chewy” quality to it.
This cigar has some power as it is full strength and full-bodied all the way. My assessment of the strength and body was a little more than my fellow reviewers.
Overall it was an enjoyable smoke. Given this was a pre-release, I did not put a rating