Back 2 Back Connecticut 5 x 50 Cigar Review

Last week at Two Guys Smoke Ship the artists known as UR NY launched Back 2 Back Cigar along with Davidoff. On The Cigar Authority podcast we welcomed the artists 2ESAE and SKY to discuss their art and the mural they were painting on Two Guys Smoke Shop in Nashua, NH.

Back 2 Back is available in three sizes;  5 x 50, 6 x 60 and 7 x 70 as well as two different variations the Connecticut and the previously reviewed Nicaragua.

Cigar Review: Back 2 Back Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Length: 5″
Ring Gauge: 50
Size: Robusto

The Look: Packaged in 50 count white matte boxes  the top lid features the artwork of UR New York utilizing colors such as baby blue, bubble gum, code red, shark, kicking yellow, royal purple and clock orange which are colors that match the basis of the mural for Two Guys Smoke Shop. Inside the cigars feature two bands, with the primary band showcasing UR Back2Back with a design reminiscent of a sewer cap. The footband of the cigar features the similar colors and design of the box. The Nicaraguan wrapper is flawless and feels like fine sandpaper under the fingers with some oils visible.

The Notes: The cold draw of the Back2Back Connecticut serves up notes of peanuts along with a subtle earth and cedar. The foot of the cigar reveals a dark of swirl of tobacco with a nose of cedar. Once the cigar is lit there is a buttery richness that reminds me of a melted butter on freshly baked bread. As we move into the first third of the cigar are notes of butter, baked bread, nuts and cedar. The aroma of the cigar is earthy the finish is smooth with a subtle butter on the retrohale with a lingering pepper well after you exhale.

The second third sees the cigar stay the course. Despite coming off as mild, its full of flavor. There is continues bread, butter, hay, cedar and nuts all easily identifiable with a smooth retrohale and a wonderful aroma fills the air.

The last third continues down the path laid out by the first two-thirds. There aren’t many flavor changes here, but there is enough going on to keep me interested well past the band. It’s smooth, with some added pepper on the retrohale during the last few puffs, but the cigar remains heavy on cedar and nuts.

The Finish: If you listen to The Cigar Authority I often refer to there being two types of Connecticuts. Not your father’s Connecticut, or one that your dad and grandpa would have smoked. This cigar is right in the middle of the two, so perhaps I need to come up with a third designation. It’s incredibly smooth and there is an abundance of flavor which makes it more of a modern take on the wrapper. Yet, the mild perception of the cigar and straight forward delivery gives it more of a traditional feel. However you want to classify it, this is a really good Connecticut.

Score: 91
Price: $6.69 / $292.99 (Box of 50)



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