Back2Back Nicaragua 6 x 60 Cigar Review
Earlier this year we welcomed the artist collective known as URNY to The Cigar Authority. Since then, B2B Cigars are something I’ve reached for on a regular basis. Fans of Davidoff will be familiar with the artwork of URNY who have seen their work grace the boxes of Zino.
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 Nicaragua.
Cigar Review: Back 2 Back Nicaragua
Ring Gauge: 60
Size: 60 x 6 (Gordo)
The Look: Packaged in 50 count black 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. 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 Back 2 Back Nicaragua serves up notes of honey and mocha which also shows up on the aroma off the foot of the cigar along with some subtle pepper. Once the cigar is lit the first note is fig with touches of coffee. As we move into the first third those fig notes quickly pull back and the primary focal point is coffee with touches of cedar and chocolate. The retrohale is incredibly smooth and it serves up added mocha.
As we begin the second third some pepper begins to emerge but they don’t take away from the creamy smoothness of this cigar. The focal point remains coffee with touches of cedar that at times become the dominant before reverting back.
The last third sees the cigar remain creamy, but the introduction of some citrus notes cause the cream fade away as we remove the band. The cigar continues to offer up some notes of coffee and cedar with a leathery finish and some added pepper on the retrohale.
The Finish: Back 2 Back is one of those releases of 2018 that I thing flew under the radar of many people. The Nicaragua offers a tremendous flavor profile without breaking the bank. While I like the more manageable 5 x 50 Robusto this is a cigar that fan of big ring gauges should find appealing.
Price: $6.69 / $292.99 (Box of 50)