Davidoff Aged 2014 Colorado Claro Double R
I had to wait a few hours just to type on a keyboard. This beautiful giant had my fingers damn near trembling and ice cold from the nicotine kick, but it was well worth it.
I've only had about a dozen or so Davidoff's over the years. I know their quality, construction and draw are some of the best ever. This stick was a $38 gem and I enjoyed the hell out of it. I'm getting back into smoking more frequently, so the cigars I'm choosing to smoke lately are just me burning thru some of the "special occasion" indulgences.
This beauty was a 2 hour smoke. The draw was lighter than most other Davidoff's I've had. It went out on me at least 6 times and the ash was flaky as hell, making a mess everywhere, but other than that, it was an exceptional smoke.
What blew me away about it was it's insane amount of sweetness, tons of sweet cedar and honeysuckle throughout the entire stick. Strength was medium-medium strong.
The retrohale from the beginning to the end was marked by a delicious chocolate cake batter sweetness that lingered pleasantly. There were a few nice transitions, but this sweet chocolate hung in there the whole time. Towards the end of the smoke, it shifted to a very subtle savory BBQ meatiness along with those sweet cedar notes. Towards the last half, the smoke production really picked up nicely, but it never got bitter or sour. Just very pleasant sweetness and that very discernible flavor/aroma memory of that smell you get when you mix up a box of fudgy chocolate cake batter.
Based on a tip from a fellow forum member here, I went ahead and ordered a Motherload flight of Davidoff's that hopefully will arrive soon.
I will probably pick up maybe 2 more of these and sock them away for some real special occasion moving forward.