Vitola:  Toro (6x52)

Wrapper: Araparica Connecticut Shade Hybrid Maduro

Binder: Dominican Habano

Filler: Dominican Corojo & Criollo 98, Nicaraguan Habano

Price: Prerelease

Overall description: Midnight Express was released at IPCPR 2016 and features a Maduro Araparica Connecticut shade wrapper that is blended beautifully with Central American tobaccos for the binder and filler.  If you have been paying attention to the Caldwell line, then you will realize that this cigar is the Maduro version of the Eastern Standard.  

Sticks

Sticks

1st Third:

  1. Chocolate
  2. Leather
  3. Coffee

2nd Third

  1. Coffee
  2. Leather
  3. Cashew

Final Third

  1. Leather
  2. Cedar
  3. Pepper

Total Time: 1 hr 40 mins

Overall:  This is probably my favorite release from Cladwell so far.  The dark flavors of coffee and chocolate with a hint of pepper and leather throughout really was working on all cylinders.  The ash was a little on the looser side and flaked a bit but even with that it didn’t deter from the enjoyment from beginning to end.

  • Leather 100%
  • Coffee 66%
  • Chocolate 33%
  • Cashew 33%
Sully

Sully

1st Third:

  1. Leather
  2. Cedar
  3. Espresso

2nd Third

  1. Leather
  2. Espresso
  3. Small amount of Black Pepper

Final Third

  1. Black Pepper
  2. Espresso
  3. Cream

Total Time:  1hr 32 mins

Overall:  The newest release from Caldwell delivers and knockout punch to my taste buds. This cigar delivers very nicely on the cream and espresso near the finish of the cigar while maintaining a nice leather note almost throughout. Definitely something I want to add to my humidor when I can find them.

  • Espresso 100%
  • Black Pepper 66%
  • Leather 66%
  • Cream 33%
  • Roasted 100%
  • Animal 100%
  • Spice 50%
  • Wood 33%
  • Vegetal 16%