"Different in a good way!!!"
Very enjoyable smoke. After 2 boxes of cedar wrapped R&J were returned due to mold, I decided to splurge a little and buy a box of these. Great little stick with just over an hour of smoke time. Appearance was nice -- dark brown, toothy and oily with a great aroma. I m no aficionado but the flavors of this stick is not the same old flavor profile that so many premium sticks seem to now have. Although slight at times, I tasted some cocoa, a little coffee on the finish, a bready flavor I couldn t quite pinpoint and even a citrus that I also couldn t put my finger on as well as pepper spice. The sweetness went from a cocoa to a bit of a creme brulee as it progressed. I should point out that the sweetness was not to the level that I would call this a dessert stick. Strength was a solid medium to me with a full body and plenty of smoke output. Draw was a little snug throughout but not a problem. Wrapper was quite thick but still burned evenly. I did not need to relight or touch up at all. Overall very happy with this stick as it kept me interested. Hoping a little rest in the Humi will make it even better.