I picked these BCJs up in Havana. I have smoked 8 sticks already. There seem to be two distinct smokes in this box. One is full bodied with lots of leather and nuts. The other is more medium bodied with chocolate flavors. This one was one of the latter.
Started out with a lot of cocoa and sweet tobacco. The sweetness stayed but flavors moved to more of a syrupy molasses.
On the last half a cake-y maltiness emerged along with a nice bright “twang”. The entire stick was decidedly medium-bodied and no discomfort doing regular retrohales.
I had to do one minor touch up, but other than that the draw and burn were spot on.
I’m not very confident in grading a smoke, but I’ll call this one an A-. Maybe a 91?
These are only a year old, but taste so good I don’t think I will risk letting get too old.