5 mins- easy draw, enough pepper and spice to get my attention from the beginning
15 mins- this has matured into a great cigar, had one a few months back and wasn’t impressed but this really has redeemed my memory of this, there is definitely a pepper and cocoa flavor that reminds me of a chai ( I know, laugh that I drink chai occasionally)
30 mins- the spice has mellowed into just a hint and the cocoa moved to a coffee I can definitely see myself smoking the others I have soon
1 hour- this is a finger burner, who would have guessed the perfect age on a Nica is 8 months and then magic
This is proof never to judge a cigar on just one smoke, give them a chance to age, rest, and mature. This went from 4 Smoke Rings into a solid 7 Smoke Rings. I would definitely recommend these.