Whilst this is not a lost cab or anything like that, it is the last of its kind for me at least,I know there are probably some still lurking in humidors around the world ,this is one of Robs first customs from circa 2008 I think .
it was originally called the shaggy then morphed into the ‘Tampa’ in tribute to one of the founding moderators and members here ,in memory of ‘Chuck aka Tampa ‘
so by my reckoning it must be 12 years old
Even after 12 years there is still an oily sheen to it ,quiet surprising really,it has a really good feel in the hand
The First third
started off quiet mild with elements of milk chocolate and a some what mild shortbread sort of taste .burn and draw excellent
the delicate opening has been replace by a darker core of dark chocolate/espresso wine the milk chocolate receding to the fringes .
body is still what I would describe to me at least as medium bodied the core flavours still abound ,but now with hints of exotic wood and Liquorice and something I wasn’t expecting a subtle wash of middle eastern style spices ,very nice and actually compliment the liquorice .
here are some pics ,it was nice to see that after all this time it continued to shine ,if this was only the case with all Cubans....