Hypnotix XQ Edition is a full-bodied, med/full strength 5x52 short toro. The wrapper is a stunning Connecticut Broadleaf maduro. Binder and filler tobaccos will remain a closely guarded secret. All tobaccos are aged between 8-12 years!
First light is a huge blast of flavor! Bold notes of dark chocolate, creamed espresso, black pepper, vanilla bean, heavy whipping cream and nutmeg. Notes of licorice, cedar wood, and brown sugar linger on the finish. The retrohale adds a sweet cinnamon burn.
As it progresses, sweet black tea, cocoa, and clove emerge. Hints of candied nuts, creamed honey, and white pepper. Subtle note of Tootsie Roll stays on the palate until the next puff.
Halfway, it gets even more amazing! The chocolatey notes grow with added hints of cinnamon stick and buttercream. Light brown sugar, tanned leather and earth appear.
Last third is completely unbelievable! Bourbon barrel, molasses, and mocha are added. Toffee, hickory, and all-spice. The burn is cool and the complexity continues to increase all the way to the nub of the nub!