|Black Star Line
|Dark War Witch
|Cedar, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Honey, Leather, Natural Sweetness, Pepper, Spice
|Like nearly everyone that wants to break into the cigar industry, it was a patient grind for Aric Bay of Black Star Line Cigars. A firefighter in Chicago, Aric dreamed of launching his own cigar line, but it took a while to develop the right connections. Eventually he met Jonathan Drew of Drew Estate at a cigar event. Jonathan took a liking to him, and he suggested to Aric that he reach out to El Titan de Bronze to make his cigars. El Titan makes cigars for La Palina, Warped, HVC, Cohiba, Padilla, and others, but being a very small factory in Miami, they weren't just taking on new accounts. That's when the patient grind began. For a year he cold-called the secretary at El Titan and sent flowers to the owner, Sandy Cobas, until finally she welcomed them into the El Titan de Bronze family. Aric has since gone on to produce several lines and partner with Aganorsa as their second cigar producer. The War Witch was released a couple years ago and named after a Canadian film Aric loves about a child soldier forced to fight in a civil war in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Dark War Witch was released recently by Aganorsa. “The original War Witch is a fantastic blend that quickly became a favorite among many smokers,” said Bey. “Aganorsa Leaf did a great job rolling that cigar for us, and the public let us know they love it. Fans of the original had been asking for a full-bodied version of the cigar." While the original War Witch used a Connecticut Shade wrapper, the Dark War Witch has a Nicaraguan Corojo 99 wrapper.
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It is always nice to pen the first cigar review of the year and the Black Star Line Cigars – Dark War Witch did not disappoint. As much as I enjoyed the original War Witch, I found the Dark Witch to be bolder and fuller in flavor. It had a decent burn with just a mild wave in the burn. I absolutely enjoyed the core of honey that developed early and formed a solid core in the flavor profile. Nuances of dark chocolate, cinnamon, and cedar just added to the pleasure of this moderately complex cigar. Grab a box of these and enjoy them mid-day to late evening. I rate this a 94.
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