A Bold and Unique Sting of Flavor
The Black Works Studios The Hornet cigar is a captivating offering from the renowned Black Works Studios, known for their innovative blends and striking visual appeal. As a dedicated cigar enthusiast, I had the pleasure of savoring this distinctive creation, and I am thrilled to provide you with an all-encompassing review of the The Hornet.
The Hornet cigar immediately stands out with its eye-catching appearance. The dark Ecuadorian Maduro & Candela wrapper is seamlessly applied, exuding a lustrous, oily sheen. The contrasting green gold and black band adds a touch of uniqueness, capturing attention with its bold design. The cigar feels well-constructed, displaying a firmness that promises a satisfying smoking experience.
Upon inspection, The Hornet releases an enticing pre-light aroma that hints at the intriguing flavors to come. The closed foot presents notes of dark chocolate, earth, and a subtle touch of spice. The cold draw could not be performed because go the closed foot; However, post light provided a perfect resistance, revealing flavors of espresso, cedar, and a hint of sweetness. These pre-light characteristics set the stage for a memorable smoke.
Upon ignition, The Hornet asserts its character with a formidable presence. The initial draw unleashes a burst of intense and complex flavors that command attention. Robust notes of dark chocolate, espresso, and black pepper dominate the palate, creating a bold and invigorating experience. The blend showcases a medium-to-full-bodied profile, delivering a satisfying strength without overpowering the senses. The burn is even, accompanied by a generous volume of aromatic smoke.
As the smoke progresses into the second third, The Hornet continues to captivate with its evolving flavor profile. The dark chocolate notes deepen, intertwining with hints of roasted nuts and a subtle earthiness. The black pepper spice remains present but becomes more harmonious, adding a zesty kick to the blend. The construction of the cigar remains exceptional, with a steady burn with occasional corrections and a solid ash that holds firm.
In the final third, The Hornet reaches its climax, leaving a lasting impression on the palate. The flavors intensify, delivering a full-bodied experience that keeps the senses engaged. The dark chocolate takes center stage, accompanied by a rich espresso undertone and a lingering spice. The cigar finishes with a satisfying crescendo, leaving a bold and memorable aftertaste.
The Black Works Studios The Hornet cigar is a testament to Black Works Studio’s commitment to pushing boundaries and delivering unique smoking experiences. From its striking appearance to its bold and complex flavor profile, this cigar offers a distinctive sting that will captivate the adventurous aficionado seeking something out of the ordinary. The interplay of dark chocolate, espresso, roasted nuts, and black pepper creates a symphony of flavors that keeps evolving throughout the smoke. Whether you’re seeking an exciting change of pace or simply indulging in a bold and memorable experience, The Hornet is an exceptional choice that promises a truly remarkable journey. The Hornet is a stronger more bold version of the Killer Bee, and for a cigar under $10 (Box purchase), is well priced.
“Savor the moment, Mute life and Embrace the richness of the smoke.” ~ Sarge 08/31/2023
You an purchase the cigar here: BLK WKS Studios Killer Bee | Smoke Inn