Foundation Cigars
Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No.142 Goliath by Foundation Cigars

Vitola: Perfecto
Length: 5.0
Gauge: 58

Wrapper: Connecticut Havana Seed #142
Binder: Mexican San Andrés
Filler: Nicaraguan Esteli
Blender/Creator: Nick Melillo
Factory: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A.
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Sellwood Cigar
Date Purchased: October 18, 2021
Price: $15.00
Date Smoked: November 24, 2021

Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No.142 Goliath by Foundation Cigars

11/24/2021
COVID-19 Day 612
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From a perfect draw, this cigar delivers volumes of chewy creamy smoke of creamy malted cocoa and dark coffee with a touch of leather on the finish with a razor-sharp burn. The retrohale is a powerful spice that will scorch your nose hairs if you’re not careful.

Moving forward, I’m really enjoying the dense tobacco flavors that this “Special” Havana Seed CT No.142 blend brings… woody notes, maybe some hickory charred flavors with dark coffee and chocolate. I have to keep in mind that the retrohale is to be respected!

As I’m nearing the final third, after enjoying the full-flavored effect of this dandy cigar, strong balanced tobacco flavors are keeping me company even with some charred wood notes…this cigar getting warmer as I near the end… the almond paste flavors are starting to show up, so I have to slow my place down a bit or this will be a hot bitter mess.

Overall, the Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No.142 Goliath was an enjoyable cigar to smoke although I didn’t detect what this different Vitola brought to the table… maybe, just something different.

I think for my money, I’ll stay with the regular Parejos of this blend although I still have the David Vitola to smoke yet.

Until next time…
Stay Smoky
Stay Chill



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