SCANDALOUS XQ is full-bodied, full-strength 5.75x52 toro. Wrapper is an 11-year-aged Corojo 99 leaf. Binder/filler tobaccos will remain a closely guarded secret. All tobaccos are aged between 8-12 years!
First light is incredible! Huge blasts of white chocolate, vanilla bean, and sugar cone rush over the palate. Heavy whipping cream, aged leather, and red oak wood follow. Retrohale adds a warming cinnamon burn.
As it progresses, caramel, toffee, and white pepper appear. A nutty note that tastes like toasted cashew and almond emerges. Some might say it tastes kinda like Almond Roca.
Halfway through, fresh brewed coffee with cream, all-spice, and vanilla ice cream are tasted. Graham cracker pie crust, dried fruit, and maple wood. Amazing!
Flavors crescendo on the last third. Everything intensifies! Retrohale has a gorgeous cayenne pepper burn. More waves of nougat, vanilla bean, and walnut. Espresso beans and white chocolate emerge. It perfectly balances the complexity and sweetness of the other flavors. Amazing!
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 425