545. Kauai Wai’ale’ale Kapaa

Gifted by Les Drent, owner of Kauai Cigars.

Location: This review was made outdoors, 29C, 45% humidity, it’s sunny and a little windy.

Wrapper: Sumatra Ecuador
Binder: Kauai
Filler: Kauai, Hawaii & USA

Size: 4×50, Petit Robusto.

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: 60% milk chocolate, hay and white pepper.

1st third: Starts with a rich dark roasted coffee, black pepper, 70% dark chocolate and ginger.

2nd third: Keeps its previous flavours, pretty spicy with a oakwood note added.

Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable whiteish ash.

Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a light draw.

3rd third: Keeps the same from part 2.

Duration: 16:30-17:10, 40 min.

Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.

Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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