Monday, September 15, 2014

Elements Carbon by Foundry Cigars

Elements Carbon by Foundry Cigars
Last weekend was Little Smoke 2014; put on by Legends of Fire at Northern Quest Casino. This Elements Carbon by Foundry Cigars, was part of our VIP pack Friday night. I also had the opportunity to meet Michael Giannini from Foundry Cigars and talk a bit.

This Carbon is only the second of the Elements line I've been lucky enough to smoke, so I am pretty excited to get at it.

It's a chunky beast. Those are the best words to describe the 5.5 x 60 Elements Carbon. The wrapper is nice. It covered in an oily, seamless, nearly vein free, stout Maduro colored wrapper. Looking at the foot, you can see a thick black line that looks like carbon just under the wrapper, it must be some type of Oscuro binder. I thought it was pretty neat looking though. To the nose there was a nice aroma of toast from the foot, while the free cold draw had nuances of toasted nuts.

After lighting the Carbon, the first medium bodied flavors were a mix of raisin and earth. As the burn progressed the flavors didn't change much. There were however notes of vanilla, brown sugar tree fruit, oak and leather. Don't get me wrong, this cigar had a very good flavor mix. In my notes I described it as sweet and earthy.

The cigar was packed solid full length, it burned for seventy minutes and produced gobs of medium bodied smoke. It was a pretty calm day and the cigar actually produced a cloud of smoke hovering above the deck. That's impressive.

If you get the chance give this cigar a try! I thought it was a fantastic cigar.

Rated 93

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