Length: 4.3″ Ring Size: 42
Traded 4 El Principe with a buddy 6 months ago. It was supposed to be one of those cheap smoke that we can have on regular, maybe even daily basis. My first stick back then was horrible. Tasted bland with no flavor. It was like rolling up a bunch of cardboard and smoking it. Every puff was plain disgusting. I stubbed it out after enduring one third of the garbage . Maybe it needed more time?
I had a busy day, running from appointments to another. In between my last 2 meetings, I have an hour break. Not long enough for a good relaxing smoke, but enough for a short one. I went through my humidor and decided to give this another try after aging it for 6 months.
To my surprise, the smoke is relatively good. The earthy flavor with hints of cocoa was quite delightful. I’m glad to say I thoroughly enjoyed it to the nub. It was a vast difference from the first two sticks. Would I buy another box? Maybe I’ll let the 4th age for another 6 months before I’ll make that decision. Hopefully it will spur me to get a whole box.