One of the first Habano brands was Punch, created in 1840 by Juan Valle & Company’s Don Manuel Lopez. The name Punch is inspired from the famous comic book entitled “Punch & Judy.” On the other hand, the Bareknuckle has raised the bar for medium-bodied Punch cigars with its full-bodied strength.
The Punch Bareknuckle Pita cigar features earthy, leathery tastes with hints of spice and pepper as well as creaminess, making it a superb all-around cigar and a good choice for budget-conscious smokers.
|Wrapper Origin: Ecuadorian||Shape: Toro|
|Length: 6 1/8||Ring: 50|
|Wrapper: Sumatra||List Price: $184.75 (Box of 25)|
|Origin: Honduras||Strength: Full|
Appearance of Punch Bareknuckle Pita
The Punch Bareknuckle Pita cigar features a dark Maduro wrapper, and there are just a few noticeable bigger veins. It is firm to the touch and has an oily wrapper. A double cap, tight yet visible seams, and superb construction are also present, however I have seen a few minor imperfections such as sensing some small spots, but there aren’t any problems other that.
There is a foot band on the cigar, and I have to tell that it truly stands out. The rich blue and a minimal gold color truly stand out and go well with the wrapper’s dark brown shade and its shiny, oily finish. The word “Punch” is written in color red with a gold border in it. On the other hand, the word “Bareknuckle” is written vertically in a font that resembles a typewriter and is white on a black backdrop.
An earthy, cedar, chocolate, and hay flavor is perceptible during the pre-light of Punch Bareknuckle Pita cigar. On the other hand, when you smell the tobacco, you’ll notice the typical tobacco overtones. As soon as you light it, you’ll notice that the draw has gotten a little tighter and that there is a distinct mild pepper flavor, but I didn’t find either of those things to be very bothersome.
I immediately got a solid draw after my first third. The Punch Bareknuckle Pita cigar is a medium to full strength and produces a lot of smoke. The smoke has a little smoothness, earthy tastes, with a subtle Cajun spice and pepper bite. The tastes are surprisingly well-balanced; nothing is excessive or overpowering despite their complexity. So far, it has been a pretty good smoke. It burns reasonably good as well.
Compared to the first third, the second third has a fairly mild taste profile transition, but it is beginning to develop into a full-bodied cigar without the typical harshness and bitterness that are occasionally present. Both the taste profile and burn are still consistent. Furthermore, there is still a very small amount of spice and creaminess to it.
The rich taste is still present in the last third of my cigar, and the initial flavor profiles are mostly same, but the structure holds up rather well. A great cigar that I would definitely smoke again. If there is anything negative about it, there isn’t anything too significant in my opinion.
The Punch Bareknuckle Pita cigar has a taste profile that stays consistent throughout the whole smoking, which makes me extremely delighted because finding a cigar that does so is almost rare. Additionally, the smoke is fantastic and rich, and the burn is excellent. I’ve just noticed that my tongue became dry but I don’t think it’s a big deal given how great this cigar is in terms of flavors consistency.
The earthy, peppery, leathery, spicy, and generously creamy taste components, which I believe helped the flavors balance out each other’s complexity, make up the flavor profile. I would absolutely smoke another one in the future; it’s a very lovely cigar.
I would suggest the Punch Bareknuckle Pita cigar to new smokers who preferred medium to full strength but didn’t want their taste profiles to be too much, as well as to those who are searching for similar qualities in their future cigars.