Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sons of Anarchy Gordo - By Black Crown Cigars

The last few trips to Cigar Train this Sons of Anarchy Gordo has been calling my name so finally, because of the artwork on the bands, I gave in and picked one up.

Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 6  x 60 Gordo
  • Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Oscuro
  • Filler: Nicaraguan Cuban-seed
  • Cutting Method: Xikar guillotine
  • Paired with: Diet Pepsi
  • Purchased at Cigar Train
Sons of Anarchy Gordo
One can't help but notice the size of this cigar, it looks massive! Giving this stick the once over I can see the oily wrapper has a medium amount of tooth, contains only the finest of veins and was rolled on with near seamless skill. It's a great looking cigar.

Checking the foot for aromas there are notes of sweet tea and tobacco to the nose. Once the head was clipped the free cold draw had mild notes of spicy cedar mixed with chocolate. I always worry about wrapper damage when removing bands from the foot of a cigar, but to my surprise this one was loose enough it slipped right off with ease.

Once the cigar was burning there were flavor notes of mild chocolate, mild earth and mild oak. The medium bodied flavor mix was fine, but when I say mild that's exactly what I mean. The muted flavors never changed the entire length of the cigar.

As the cigar turned to ash it left behind a firm white ash, a razor sharp burn line and produced large volume of nutty scented smoke. The ash I mentioned before, held tight until it reached the mid point of the cigar.

Overall this was a great cigar that took 65 minutes to smoke down to a one inch nub. Also as the burn progressed, the wrapper developed a nice oily sheen and the strength built into the medium/full range. The down side, I thought the flavors were mild and they never changed from start to finish. Would I smoke the Sons of Anarchy Gordo again? You bet I would!

Rating: 91