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Ezra Zion All My Ex’s

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All My Ex's

The newest offering from Ezra Zion, All My Ex’s, was released at IPCPR this year. All My Ex’s is produced in Tabacalera Aromas DE Jalapa factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. From Ezra Zion’s press release “We are constantly trying to challenge ourselves in our blending. The next cigar has to be better than the last.” said co-owner Kyle Hoover. “All My EX’s is a blend that we’ve been working on for over a year to perfect.”

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Ezra Zion Tantrum

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Brand: Ezra Zion

Wrapper: Limited 1999 Cuban Seed, Corojo

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Strength: Full

Size: Box Pressed Petit Corona  4 11/25″ x 44

Price: $9.50

 

The Tantrum cigar is made in one size – a small box-pressed “Prensado Pequeño” or Petit Corona. A small cigar that packs a mighty punch. Wrapper has a soft hint of tobacco sweetness with a touch of spice. The cold draw reflects that spice as well. The wrapper is powdery light cocoa brown. Double bands adorn this cigar. With the classic Ezra Zion logo and “Tantrum Edicion Limitada” on the foot band. When they say limited, it is just that. Only 1500 boxes total world production will be made ever, then they are gone.

Ezra Zion Tantrum smoked

First puffs– A heavy black pepper rushes through. There are also deep cedar and earth flavors. An extremely strong start. The draw is insane, it’s like a chimney.
First third– the pepper settles down and gives way to a creamy transition. Including flavors of natural tobacco and a salty cocoa that is faint but noticeable.  Still smoking like crazy, drawing very easy.

Ezra Zion Tantrum smoked middle

Second third– Pepper remains the constant, picking back up in strength. There is still a nice creaminess though. Earth and cedar are also still present.  Draw and smoke production are amazing.
Final third– I am getting more natural tobacco and some soft cocoa now, with pepper following behind it. Smoke has slowed down a bit.

 

Overall an extremely powerful cigar that will trick you with its small size and then hit you with its powerful pepper notes. This is definitely for the seasoned smoker out there. But if you are into heavily peppered cigars, than this is the one to smoke. For sure pick these up if you can find them, as they are extremely limited and may not see it again.

 

To find out more visit Ezra Zion and twitter @EzraZionCigars

 

Ezra Zion Tantrum bands

Ezra Zion FHK

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Brand: Ezra Zion

Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés

Binder: Indonesia

Filler: Brazil and Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Size: Character (Belicoso Box-Pressed) 6.0 x 52

Price: $10.00

 

Chris Kelly and Kyle Hoover chose to honor their family heritage in the next step of the Honor Series. FHK standing for “Fathers of Hoover and Kelly”. They released this cigar on January 1st of this year at 12am, making this officially the first cigar released this year. A nice marketing tactic indeed, getting a jump on the competition. A great looking cigar that stands out. There is a soft sweet cocoa scent on the wrapper mixed with a hay like quality. A rich brown wrapper is adorned with Ezra Zion’s great band. There is a second band on the foot stating “FHK Honor Series”.

First puffs– Rich oak and pepper pour out and overwhelm the senses. There is cocoa and floral taste that is subtle but noticeable. Very nice draw with a clean burn.

Ezra Zion FHK first third

First third– A soft cocoa and espresso now dominate the flavor profile. Along with floral and oak notes. The floral really stands out, it is such a unique taste that is bold but not overpowering. The burn lines are fantastic. Drawing very nicely and producing ample amounts of smoke.
Second third– The floral notes become more prominent now alongside the cocoa and espresso. The flavors sit so nicely on the taste buds. Pepper has all but fallen out of the flavor wheel at this point, leaving a dull sweetness but mostly earthy tones. Really flavorful in notes that are presented though, along with being creamy smooth.

Ezra Zion FHK Final third

Final third– Many of the same flavors remain. It does return more to a oak finish however, with the cocoa and espresso with it still, as this seems to be the ongoing theme here.

 

Overall a great smoke that shows the growth that Ezra Zion has been through. A nice 50 minute smoke that hit the spot when it comes to cocoa and espresso notes. The kicker was the hint of floral that seemed to weave in and out. I personally am a fan of Ezra Zion as they take a ton of pride in reaching out to their smokers and making sure that the product has come to full fruition and is being enjoyed. I suggest trying this out as its a tasty cigar you will enjoy.

 

To find out more visit Ezra Zion and twitter @EzraZionCigars

 

Ezra Zion Eminence

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Brand: Ezra Zion

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro

Binder: Cuban Seed Nicaraguan

Filler: Grade AA Nicaraguan Tobaccos Aged 5 to 7 Years

Strength: Medium

Size: Belicoso Gran Toro 5.0 x 58

Price: $12.00

 

The Ezra Zion Eminence is the first non-Nicaraguan puro which Ezra Zion has produced. It has a sweet smelling oily wrapper, with a clean finish in the wrapper lines. This wrapper has such a deep rich maduro, it is very inviting. The band on this cigar is very grandiose. Black and silver with angels holding up the EZ logo. A dual band cigar with Eminence on the bottom band, which underneath has twitter and site info which is genius. The cold draw is loose and has mild tobacco with a hint of spice taste to it.

First puffs– Boom! A rush of deep pepper and wood. It lasts a moment and then smooths out to introduce a more earthy flavor. The initial draw is superb, allowing smoke production to flow nicely.

Ezra Zion Eminence Smoked

First third– This cigar is smoking like a chimney in December back on the east coast. Such a smooth effortless draw. The pepper has fallen back and instead a rich chocolate and molasses forms to even out the flavors. I also pick up a bit of an almond butter creaminess that really adds some baseline flavor. The ash is a bit off, not burning evenly.
Second third– Smoke production has fallen off a bit but the draw is still loose. The rich chocolate just oozes out of this section of the cigar. There is a softer white pepper taste to this part as well that sits nicely after each puff.

Ezra Zion Eminence nub

Final third– Pepper has come back a bit and is weaving in and out of the chocolate that remains constant. The sweetness of the molasses also seeps through again which is refreshing. I had to relight it a couple of times which is surprising since it started out so strong.
Overall a fantastic cigar that will shock your taste buds with the flavor that is produced. The mixture of black and white pepper with chocolate and molasses is perfect. I expect that Ezra Zion will continue to produce rich satisfying cigars if this is to be an indicator of whats to come.

To find out more visit Ezra Zion and twitter @EzraZionCigars


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