Nat Cicco Elephant Ears
The core vitola, measuring 8+ inches and sporting a 60 ring gauge, makes this torpedo a certified “intimidating” cigar. It’s a full-strength Nicaraguan puro and should not be taken lightly. Of course, different sizes are available, but the basic idea is that each one is a fairly substantial cigar. The ring gauges are what give it away, even at the shorter lengths.
Shouldn’t it have been called an elephant foot? It looks a lot more like that.
Speaking of which, when you go to light one of these up, the shaggy foot gets things started off with a little bit of an all-filler preview. While many cigars have wrappers all the way down the length of the cigar and even cover the foot entirely, this one is different. A shaggy, open, or “brush” foot means that you get a bit of natural tobacco poking out the end of the cigar. This lets you taste just the filler blend at the beginning of the smoke. Blending is an art, and shaggy feet let you experience what the blender was working with as they tested different wrapper leaves. See how you think the wrapper marries with the interior mix of this one, and level up your cigar knowledge.
After that opening, the Nicaraguan tobacco wrapper joins the mix. Light spice and sweetness come along with a peanutty note that just has to remind you of elephants and the circus. It’s actually a pretty friendly profile for a cigar that comes in with such size. You might have been expecting to be knocked over, but the flavor profile won’t do it. The strength certainly will, if you huff it fast enough.
Nat Cicco Elephant Ears cigars are really not that crazy of a smoke, at the end of the day. The real point to remember is the smoke time can be epic with a stogie like this. There are customers out there reporting upwards of 3 hours for the biggest vitola! Many people struggle to find a single hour to properly enjoy their stogies, so you might really need to clear your schedule for this one. A super lazy morning, a quiet afternoon or a sunset sail into evening drinks would all fit the bill.
Just make sure you’ve got room for the elephant.
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Nat Cicco Elephant Ears FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Light pepper spice, brown sugar sweetness, peanuts.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Nat Cicco Elephant Ears cigars are for people who don’t take cigar breaks – they take cigar vacations. These are big smokes!
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
CAN you? The nub is pretty much the size of a petit robusto itself.
What’s a good pairing with it?
Are you in the Midwest? A Float Float farmhouse ale would bring in a touch of fruit and flavor to make this one more interesting. If you can’t find it, grab any beer with “saison” on the label to get a similar effect.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
When you don’t have anything to do any time soon.
We imagine some folks are going to get defeated by these Elephant Ears. Go slow!