Review: Surrogates Skull Breaker

Surrogates is a line by L’Atelier Imports, created by Pete and Casey Johnson.  This botique brand blends each size differently, as to make each cigar somewhat of a limited edition, special smoke.

Today I will be reviewing the Skull Breaker, a 5 1/4 x 52 Belicoso with a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper.

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The wrapper is dark with a rugged texture, expected from a Connecticut Broadleaf cigar.  After a few puffs, I am excited about the boldness of the cigar.  It offers up hints of leather, oak, and earth.

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The burn is crooked, but I don’t mind as it doesn’t seem to affect the draw or the flavor at all.  As I get more towards the middle, I am surprised by how much the cigar has mellowed out.  What started off as a fuller bodied cigar has somehow relaxed into a nice medium with complex undertones of anise, clove, and oranges.  The aroma is sweet.

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Approaching the end, this cigar rounds out to become very earthy.  This unique cigar was very enjoyable.  I believe it would pair perfectly with an older scotch or Irish whiskey.

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Surrogates are currently available for sale on RegencyCigar.com.