Ahhhh, this little gem was everything I hoped for. It was thick and spicy, but still retained a little sweet in the smoke. I wouldn't go for this cigar after a big meal or recommend it to a new cigar smoker. It is stronger, not quite full bodied smoke. The peppery finish is what would turn people away. It is not like dumping a shaker on your tongue, but it is definitely there. Smooth burn and GREAT presentation. CAO does a great job with their wrappers and construction not to mention their really cool and edgy labels. I still think the LX2 is a more complex cigar but this one still brings something to the table. I give it a 8 of 10.