Wrapper type: Habano
Strength (0-20): So giving in to the habano thoughts, I figured this would sit in the medium to full range, and it surely is that. I might even say it tips to the full range for much of the last portion of the cigar. It made me really wonder if the smaller sizes would immediately have the full strength or if they too would build like this one did.
Flavor (0-20): From the get-go there is a lot going on with the Coraje. The first few puffs brought back something of a coffee flavor with some really leathery tones layered with it. There is some warm spice when exhaled through the nose that’s almost peppery, but it is really slight. As you progress through the stick you’ll find the leathery tones morphing into wood tones, and the coffee is supplemented with what I would call a cinnamon sugar. It’s slightly sweet and yet slightly bitter, making for an incredible combination. This seems to walk the line between being complex / delicious and complex / confusing. Yet, it stays on the delicious side of things.
Value (0-20): The price isn’t outlandish for this stick, but it would be contending with some real heavy hitters. I would say it’s decently priced. Slight bargain perhaps, but not so much that I feel the need to buy a box right this instant.