It is smooth and creamy. Sweet and tangy. And full of coffee and cocoa. And it is here that the flavor profile makes its run for the border. I am on the cusp of seeing the cigar attain flavor bomb status. Obviously, it will attain this status much sooner if given the proper amount of humidor time. The Caldwell Eastern Standard is a better cigar at this minimal aging time. It is a kitchen sink type of flavor profile. But still, I like the Caldwell Eastern Standard a lot. But as I am smoking it first thing in the morning when my palate is fresh, I don’t think it will hold up to a full day of smoking in which the subtle flavors will disappear as my palate becomes crispy.