Thursday, September 3, 2015

Punch Bareknuckle Belicoso

The Punch Bareknuckle is an attractive looking cigar.  That said, I wasn't expecting to be impressed.  Between the lower price point and the lack of that "something special" that I've failed to get from Punch cigars over the last several years, I didn't think this cigar would be at all memorable.  I moved the label from the foot to the top.  The wrapper has a nice, oily sheen to it, but it is not moist, and the belicoso vitola just has a nice look to it.  I opted for a straight cut and torched the foot to get things moving.  I chose to pair this cigar with a Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat beer.

1/3: Nice draw with good resistance.  Billowing smoke is protruding from this stick, and I like that most of the time.  It's medium in flavor and in body.  Very pleasant, and woody notes in the 1st third.  The burn line got slightly jagged, but never got too bad.

2/3: At this point, I'm browsing the auctions for a box.  I haven't noticed any pepper or leather in the Bareknuckle, however notes of wood and dirt are dominant.

3/3: Good cigar to the finish.  I'll be looking for another sometime soon.

Size: 5 x 50
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Sun-Grown
Binder: unknown
Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua
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