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Flor D’Crossier Selection No. 512 Corona Gorda

Flor D’Crossier Selection No.512 Corona Gorda
 
Paired with an Allagash Pictavia, a scotch style ale aged in scotch barrels for 2 months. 

1st- 
Starts off with a core note of spiced cedar. Followed by a buttery floral note, butterscotch, nuttiness with cinnamon, and a very good combo of salted caramel/honey & sweet cedar. 

2nd- 
The spiced cedar mellows up a bit as the sweetness plays its own tune. Notes of herbal honey with sweet bread are the dominant notes here. 

3rd- 
Continuing with more herbal honey, and a short touch of spiced cedar quickly followed up with sweet cedar quickly moves in. Things get interesting as a huge blast of salted caramel takes the forefront and transitions to a salty sweet nutty cedar. 

Very great transitions of spiced cedar to sweet cedar. The herbal honey and salted caramel really shines forward as a reminiscent part of this blend. 

1 hour and 15 minutes with this Flor D’Crossier Selection No.512 Corona Gorda

Score = 94

Beer notes; 
Allagash Pictavia @ 9.3% aged in scotch barrels that once held port.
Honey & Scotch notes pair very well with the 1st and Final third. Especially the spiced cedar and salted caramel. 

At the 2nd third, the sweetness of the cigar made me crave more of a contrast between the two. I wanted more of a “bite” to the beer and not so smooth as the Pictavia. So I chose a Founder’s Brewing Dirty Bastard and as usual it balanced out perfectly. 

The dirty bastard creates more contrast to the sweet 2nd third and still keeps things interesting when the salted caramel comes around at the Final Third. 

I’d like to give this cigar another whirl but choose a different pairing. Maybe some aged rum?

Cigar Provided by Privada Cigar Club