The Don Carlos Belicoso weighs in at 5.3 x 52, with a Dominican binder, various Dominican fillers, and an Ecuadorian Sungrown wrapper which closely resembles that of a Cameroon leaf. The wrapper on this Don Carlos smells of cedar, cream, and toast. The draw is completely effortless, and the wrapper tastes of caramel, cashews, cedar, cocoa, cream, and peanuts. The pre-lit and toast draw tastes of cashews.

The toasted foot smells of cashews, cedar, and spiced cider.

The lit draw tastes of cream, dark chocolate, green peppers, licorice, and toast; the ash is a mottled salt and pepper and the smoke is a bilious cloud white color. The smoke off of the nose smells of coffee grounds.

The ash rings in two millimeter bands and this particular belicoso likes canoes.

Hints of cream and caramel on the nose thirty minutes and an inch and a half in. From afar caramel alone comes off of the smoke.

Unfortunately there isn’t much in the way of dimensionality with the Don Carlos, since the flavors are consistent throughout, not what one would expect given the price point on these sticks; that and the Ecuadorian wrapper isn’t too flavorful, not like they are with let’s say Avo’s or La Aurora’s 1903 Preferido Emerald line.

Purchased from Davidus Cigars on Rockville Pike, Maryland, 20852; on May 28th for 12.65$ before tax.