JULY 28, 2022 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC
PUNCH KNUCKLE BUSTER MADURO TORO (6 x 50)
WRAPPER: CONNECTICUT BROADLEAF
Sweetness surrounds dark earth, dark chocolate, and spice at the start. Smoke attempts to fill the room after an easy draw.
Dark earth allows for hints of milk chocolate on the retrohale. The finish leaves spice, milk chocolate, and dark earth like passengers patiently waiting for the next bus to an amusement park. No hurry. We’re on vacation.
Knuckle Buster provides some nice aromas of wood, spice, chocolate, and a touch of earth.
Traveling a bit with Knuckle Buster, it tends to keep everything about the same, which I have no complaints about. While no big changes arise, there’s this very subtle cherry that keeps playing here and there. It’s got my attention.
A syrupy creaminess begins to leave itself on the finish, which is accompanied by coffee and sweetness.
The draws begin to simplify things a bit, opting mostly for milk chocolate, a sip of sweetened coffee, and some earth through the exhale.
Mild coffee grounds drop through the nose, leaving dark chocolate to close the door. Dark chocolate wasn’t raised in a barn.
I watched Forrest Gump before I started this review, and the realization the movie is now 28-years-old was a bit painful. Time flies whether you’re having fun or not. I probably should have posted something sentimental on Facebook with a picture of my television screen playing the movie. Missed opportunity. Drats.
Knuckle Buster's final round is no slouch. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee, earth, and that shy cherry entertain to the end. Milk chocolate takes the lead but not selfishly.
Cherry and chocolate flow through the nose. Every so often, cherry pulls in some sugary pie crust, reminding me of those Hostess cherry pies, of which I ate too many when I was a young fat kid. My mom said I was “husky”. I was fat. Chubby at best.
Dark coffee, with a slight leather influence, and dark chocolate keep me occupied enough until the next draw.
Knuckle Buster’s construction was flawless. Always appreciated.
I don’t really talk much about price during my reviews, and this is a dang good cigar without considering the price. But, when one considers the price, it adds a bit to its goodness.
SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 42 mins.
RATING: 3.25 / 4 - I'll take husky.