This cigar burned evenly and held a firm ash the first third of the way through the smoke. Pleasantly mild, in fact I was expecting quite the opposite. Had some problems the last third with the draw tightening up. Overall taste was consistent with a hint of pepper, almonds, and, well… olives? Weird I know but that’s what came to mind. If it had performed as well in the end as it began, I’d probably keep a couple on hand. One day I’d like to try this one again.