Gray Army Men is a full-bodied, medium-strength 5 5/8x46 skinny toro. The wrapper is a gorgeous Corojo 99 rosado wrapper with undisclosed filler and binder which have been aged 6-11 years.
First light is a blast of milk chocolate, whipped cream and tanned leather...followed quickly by hints of cashews, mocha, and powdered sugar. The finish adds amaretto and white pepper. Retrohale adds a warming cinnamon burn.
As it progresses, waves of caramel begin to rush over the palate. A warm pepper and cedar note grow with each puff, rounding out and balancing the blend beautifully. Additional notes of brown sugar and walnut.
Halfway, the blend gets even more rich and delicious! Vanilla bean, raw leather, and taffy emerge. Sweet iced tea and buttercream linger on the finish.
Last third everything crescendos! Big flavors of espresso, hickory wood, and maple are added to the mix. Woodsy notes of red oak appear balanced by cafe latte creaminess. The "barnyard" notes (that we love so much) splash the flavors on the finish. Phenomenal smoke!