MAD MONKEY CIGARS
Mad Monkey Cigars is a collaboration between Stallone Cigars and Privada Cigar Club. Tasting Notes: Dark chocolate, and dank earth off the body, and I get a sweet, somewhat musty cedar and natural tobacco off the foot. On the cold draw I get a very artificial cherry, cedar, damp earth, and black tea. After lighting up I get a very silky textured smoke, medium-full bodied, and really kicks some spice. Getting very rich notes of graham cracker, chocolate chips, sweet almonds, nougat, black pepper spice, marshmallow cream, and cedar. Yeah man! There is a bright citrus, dried cherry, caramel, white pepper and more cedar on the retrohale. I start getting a delicious toasted coconut aroma on the retrohale deeper in. Into the middle third I start getting a mix of chocolate-covered cherry, coconut, phantom flavor like a banana Laffy Taffy, coffee beans and cream, with red pepper spice and a toasty cedar on the finish. In the final third, the flavors start to really go crazy. It reminds me of a moist banana spice cake, sugar cane, creamy dark chocolate, maple cream cookies, chopped peanuts, faint caramel sweetness, and more of that awesome toasty cedar note. The retrohale stays consistent but does emphasize the citrus and white pepper a little more now. As the cigar draws to a close I notice a more nutty shift in the draw flavors, with peanut, hazelnut, chestnut, and almonds, with notes of earth, coffee beans and a dry woody cedar. BANGER!