BLUE ARMY MEN ‘22 Ltd. is a full-bodied, medium-strength 5.5x50 toro wrapped in a gorgeous 10-year-aged Criollo 98 leaf. Binder and filler tobaccos will remain secret...but all tobaccos are between 6-12 years aged!
First light is a wave of amazing flavors! Big blasts of milk chocolate, caramel, and white pepper explode onto the scene. Woodsy flavors of red oak and cinnamon stick follow close behind. The finish lingers long on the palate adding layers of cream. Retrohale is strong with a red pepper burn.
As it progresses, brown sugar and vanilla bean emerge. Aged leather, marcona almonds, and maple appear. The age of the tobacco is already starting to shine through. Absolutely incredible!
Halfway, the blend grows in even more complex! White chocolate, stout beer, and sweet cream emerge. Notes of clove, licorice and raw sugar. On the finish, hints of toffee, black tea, and walnut balance all the complex flavors impeccably!
Last third, the richness and depth of the blend go to a place that we didn't even know existed. Bold notes of cappuccino, chocolate frosting, and nutmeg appear. Buttercream and leather grow with each puff. The finish begins to taste likeBaileys Irish Cream. Unbelievable!