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“K” by Karen Berger Maduro

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The K by Karen Berger is available in two wrappers – Habano and Maduro, each of which, is a true Esteli, Nicaraguan puro. Available in 10 count boxes, the K by Karen Berger comes in 3 vitolas:

  • Robusto (5 x 52) – MSRP $10
  • Toro (6 x 52) – MSRP $11
  • Salomon (6 x 54) – MSRP $11
  • Smooth box press with slight marbling
  • Slight sheen to the wrapper
  • Stunning band with secondary declaring it the Habano
  • Well capped
  • Sweet fermented leaf along the barrel
  • Sweet tea and floral off the foot
  • Open draw
  • Deep musty and earthy notes on cold draw
  • Wow! – nut, cream, pepper, and a hint of fruit on initial puffs
  • Coffee enter quickly to round out the profile paper fades quickly
  • Dense light grey ash on a medium char line
  • Cream and fruit become prominent after first half-inch of burn
  • Love the density of the smoke as it fills and lingers on the palate
  • Smooth easy retro hale
  • Coffee note turns more to a bitter coffee bean middle of first third
  • Flat burn cone
  • Spice enters in the second third – followed by cedar and fruit
  • Medium strength halfway
  • High volume of thick creamy smoke
  • Sweetness wrapped around the cedar and spice
  • Spice increases through second third
  • Spice and fruit notes are dancing on the palate
  • Perfect Burn excellent draw
  • Solid medium strength
  • 1 hr 20 min smoke