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This was my cigar choice for the night before my son's fourth birthday party. The wife and I had been up most of the night (until 4:30a.m.) making sure everything was ready and perfect. We made a cake from scratch this year instead of trying to find someone who could make a decent one for us. The cigar choices for my birthday smokes this year will be Sosa Cigars most likely, so it seemed fitting that I enjoy one on my son's special day as well. I picked this one up at Sosa Family Cigars in Pleasure Island, downtown Disney on our vacation trip a few months ago. The wrapper was a beautiful Connecticut braodleaf maduro with only one noticeable vein and prefect seems. The slightly oily, dark wrapper houses a Honduran binder and fillers from Central America and the Dominican Republic. The wrapper smelled of hay and the foot smelled of rich tobacco. It was tightly packed with no soft spots or visible wrapper flaws. I clipped the expertly applied cap with my scissors and found the draw to be perfect with nutty and rich tobacco flavors. There were no problems on toasting and lighting with the single flame torch. The flavors exploded with a leathery punch for the first 1/4 inch and then mellowed to a pleasant taste of wood and toasted nuts. There is a very pleasant mild sweetness on the finish from the maduro wrapper. The retrohale has a bit of spice to it, but is the perfect compliment to the mild sweetness of the wrapper. In the second third the the leather faded a bit as the woody flavor became more of a sweet cedar and notes of red pepper and a hint of cinnamon came to the mix. Somewhere close the half-way point the spice picked up just a touch as the flavors really became more pronounced to me. In the final third occasional notes of coffee and dark chocolate made themselves known. The ash held to about 2 inches and was a nice charcoal gray. These are made in the Dominican Republic in the A. Fuente factory and construction is flawless. The burn required no corrections and draw remained perfect. The wavell is available in a Natural and Maduro wrapper. I paid $7.25 for this complex and flavorful stick. Burn time was around an hour and twenty minutes. They are available at www.cigarstix.com and the direct link is HERE. I made a list of the things I Love and a list of the things I hate about sosa cigars, the two are the same length. Love = Everything, Hate = Nothing. You can find more information about Sosa Cigars at www.Antilliancigars.com and you can find them on twitter at http://twitter.com/sosacigars. If you have never tried any of Sosa cigars you are certainly missing out. Now it's back to the decision of which to make my official 30th birthday cigar, I have at least narrowed it down to either the Underground or the Super Selection. It is a good thing I have until November, or just get a box of both.