The Big Sky Blackfoot, the final cigar of the Montana River Series, derives its name from the renowned Blackfoot River, a beloved trout stream weaving through the picturesque landscapes of Montana. In its quest to capture the essence of this natural beauty, the Blackfoot cigar takes the STARS on a flavorful journey. Crafted as a 6 x 54 toro, this Dominican cigar boasts a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, Dominican binder, and Dominican fillers, all blended to deliver a memorable smoking experience.
The Blackfoot cigar immediately captures attention with its great construction. Its dark brown wrapper, aglow with a subtle sheen, is inviting. The pigtail cap is a nod to traditional craftsmanship, and the cigar exudes quality with its dense and evenly packed tobacco. The smooth wrapper further enhances its visual appeal.
Upon lighting, the Blackfoot introduces itself with a medley of flavors. Charred cedar and earthiness dominate, creating a solid foundation for the experience. A touch of pepper adds a subtle but engaging spiciness to the mix. As you delve deeper into the first third, the cigar unveils creamy notes, dark cocoa, molasses, and a hint of cashew, offering a rich and complex introduction to its profile.
In the second third, the Blackfoot continues to impress with it’s evolving flavors. Leather make its presence known. A unique saltiness reminiscent of potato skin adds an interesting dimension. The earthiness and charred cedar persist, now accompanied by an intensified pepper. The chocolate and nuttiness profile becomes akin to a Mr. Goodbar, complemented by the addition of espresso notes.
As the journey nears its end, the Blackfoot remains true to its roots. The earthiness, charred cedar, and leather persist, creating a familiar and comforting palate. The strength of the cigar picks up, introducing a boldness that leaves a lasting impression. Lingering notes of espresso and chocolate provide a delightful finish, ensuring that the Blackfoot departs on a high note.
From the very first draw to the final puff, the Big Sky Blackfoot proved to be an enjoyable and memorable smoking experience. Its excellent draw and burn, along with its remarkable construction, highlighted the craftsmanship behind this cigar. The well-balanced flavor notes, even in the face of its increased strength, made it a noteworthy selection. The Blackfoot is unquestionably a cigar the STARS say they would eagerly purchase again, offering a plentiful smoke that gratifies both the novice and seasoned cigar smoker.
In conclusion, the Big Sky Blackfoot is a cigar that captivates with its blend of flavors and impeccable construction, earning its place as a standout in the Montana River Series. With an overall score of 90.71, this cigar is a testament to the artistry and dedication that goes into crafting a truly remarkable smoking experience.
Strength Score: 7.2 out of 10
Final Score: 90.71 out of 100
Price: $12.19 per single, $215.99 per box of 20