Posted on 07/07/2016 - 619 views
I was handed a cigar by the Battleground Cigars rep a while back and have been sitting on it for far too long.   So here goes.  General Joshua Chamberlain is the subject I will be smoking today.  32nd Governor of Maine?  Learn something new every day....Anyway, the cigar sports his likeness on a super gorgeous band that gives the cigar a nice antique feel.  A super dark Brazilian maduro wrapper leaf that is shiny with oils completes what is a very attractive  looking cigar.
Starting off I noticed a very sweet raisin flavor that shifts into a espresso, earth, and leather core.  It's not for the faint of heart (or palate) as the body is really full.  Touches of cedar and red pepper show up.  It is easy to tell that the tobacco used is very high quality as there is a nice creamy undertone that is reminicent of the Gurkha Cellar Reserve Maduro....and I hope the Battleground guys take that as a complement, because that is a fine cigar to be compared to.
Construction is top notch with a nice even burn, open draw, light gray slighty flaky ash, and tons of smoke output.  Additional notes of very dark cocoa, raisins, peat, and a smoky tone that can't help reminding you of the battles of the Civil War - cannons, wood smoke, muzzle-loaders. Just plain awesome, folks.  Again, don't smoke this one an empty stomach and I would advise against making it your first cigar of the day - like I just did.  This thing is a powder keg.  Highly recommended.