Cigar Review: Guardian Of The Farm Nightwatch by Aganorsa Leaf
Review by Luc Blanchard, Official MMC Reviewer (@mysticks35mm)
Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch by Aganorsa Leaf
Size: Rambo 4.5 x 48
Wrapper – Nicaraguan
Binder – Nicaraguan
Filler – Nicaraguan
Dark roast coffee
This smaller vitola is very well constructed and has strong pre ignition aromas of freshly toasted coffee beans and dark cocoa. The dark maduro wrapper is almost void of any prominent veins and is 1000 grit toothy. A straight cut leads to a labored draw do to the closed foot end.
No more than a couple of puffs and we burn through the closed foot to a medium draw. The initial notes are of heavily toasted dark coffee combined with mineral values.
Into the 1/3 and certainly medium in strength. The retro packs a nasal punch and finishes with some intensity toasted coffee and wood, that lasts forever. The forward notes are consistent as an overload of toasted wood and light pepper joins on the pallet/mouth.
Into the 2/3 and predominantly a strong toasted wood. The great burn which is very slow is making this small vitola go a long way. The finish is super long lasting and is quite toasted (charred).
Into the last 3/3 and consistent. This little 30-06 packs a hell of a punch as we move to medium plus and bordering full. The notes are consistently heavily toasted with a pepper increase. There is however, a welcomed brûlée (aka, toasted/sweet sugar) on the finish, which includes a dry and salty taste on the mouth. Long lasting for its small stature and nearly perfect combustion.