The tip of this dark, oily torpedo-shaped Cu-Avana Punisher cigar has been dipped in black pepper oil, which, though mostly odorless, strongly flavors the cigar.
The initial aromas are of sweet chewing tobacco when unlit and a woody campfire smell on lighting, both of which are quickly overshadowed by the intense sensation of black pepper saturating the lips and the tip of the tongue.
The heat begins to give way after about one-third to a medium-bodied cherry sweetness and a slightly sour finish.
On one hand this stick has good construction, with a sharp even burn. On the other hand your friends are likely to be impressed by your ability to smoke through the pain.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan Ligero
Filler: Nicaraguan Ligero