CLEAVER AFTERMATH is a full-bodied, medium-strength 5.25x52 box-pressed short toro. The wrapper is a beautiful 9-year-aged Criollo 98 leaf. Binder and filler tobaccos will remain a closely guarded secret. All tobaccos are aged between 7-11 years!
First light brings monumental flavors! Caramel, tanned leather and sweet tea rush across the palate. Immediately following are brown sugar, espresso bean and clove. The finish adds notes of red oak and vanilla. The retrohale is warming with a black pepper burn.
As it progresses, big blasts of milk chocolate and cashews emerge. Buttercream appears on the finish along with hints of all-spice and nutmeg.
Halfway, the aged of the tobacco begins to shine through! Custard, white chocolate, and raw can sugar begin to dominate. Hints of whiskey barrel, and red pepper flakes. The flavors layer on top of each other so perfectly--that you'll be smacking your lips after every puff!
The last third brings everything to a gorgeous crescendo! Huge notes of dark chocolate, dark stout beer, and red pepper emerge. The brown sugar sweetness grows. The finish is long adding whipped cream and black coffee. The burn is perfect and cigar stays cool all the way to the nub of the nub!
Total Production: 595