SHADY MOOSE | CIGAR REVIEW
JULY 13, 2023 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC
SHADY MOOSE TORO (6 x 52)
WRAPPER: ECUADORIAN CONNECTICUT
FILLER: U.S.A., COLOMBIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, NICARAGUA
Nice smooth wrapper on this Shady Moose. Not something I always mention, but something that hit me today.
Smooth, spicy, and slightly creamy right out of the gate. Light cream with a splash of vanilla make for a nice core. The retrohale picks out some earth with some light coffee. Smooth, spicy, and creamy on the finish. Not too much spice, just a nice touch of it.
Excellent draw with a smoke output to match. Vanilla, wood, and subtle spice float quietly around the room.
Shady Moose starts to drop a bit of the sweetness for some light coffee on the pulls, which is still joined by a smooth and creamy foundation. Cinnamon occasionally drifts in and out. I always enjoy that.
The burn works independently, never seeking attention from me.
I’ve got Prince stuck in my head today for reasons unknown. Excellent musician, but always kind of a hit and miss with me. Maybe it was all the purple. Not a purple fan.
Shady Moose falls right in the “mild and smooth” category like a champ, and it’s one I would have no problem reaching for when that particular mood strikes me.
SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 35 mins.
RATING: 3 / 4 - No purple here.