macs-smokes:I had a little quiet time today... quiet time = Nap time for my two youngest. After a morning and early afternoon of having my ears bleeding from non-stop jabbering I slid outside to enjoy a one of these. Now I am a NOOOOOBIE so my take on it was this.
Felt good in the hand. Smelled wonderful. Earthy from the light to the last inch... where I burned my fingers trying to get it all. Had some problems with it going out, but think that it might be the 40 mph wind here in Kansas... but if you are from here you know that can still be considered a stiff breeze.
Yummy smoke, leaves a creamy taste on the palette.
Just my take.
Steve2010:LOVE the natural. A bit more pepper than the New Wave or Short Run, not quite as much spice as the Elencos. (Although some of my buddies find the Elencos has LESS spice). Firmly medium-bodied occasionally poking it's toe into the full category.Haven't tried the maduro.
desertsmoke:Haven't tried the natural yet, but I have had several of the maduros. I like the original EPC maduro line, but love the cardinals. They have more body and a richer flavor than the original EPC maduro, and are very smooth and balanced. Definitely worth a try.