ESPRESSO EXXOTICA is a full-bodied, med/full-strength 6x48 toro. The wrapper is a beautiful 9-year-aged San Andres maduro leaf. Binder and filler tobacco will remain a closely guarded secret...but all tobaccos are 8-11 years aged!
First light is a wave of creamy dark chocolate, espresso beans, heavy cream, and baking spices. Fresh brewed coffee, black pepper, and vanilla ice cream immediately follow. The finish adds a lingering white chocolate and buttercream. The retrohale brings a warming cinnamon burn.
As it progresses, notes of dark brown sugar, white oak, and whipped cream appear. The blend gets toastier with hints of clove and cocoa. Big mocha on the finish!
Halfway, it gets even richer! Bold notes of caramel, cappuccino, cake frosting, and aged leather emerge. Toffee, dried fruit, cardamom, and graham cracker immediately follow. It's hard to describe how deep the flavors are. It's completely incredible!
Last third, everything intensifies! Cafe latte, whiskey barrel, and nutmeg join the mix. Coffee beans, custard, and toasted almond are detected. The flavors continue to layer and layer over each other. The complexity is off the charts!