Considering how rough the seam was and the cracked foot it smoked as good as any cigar could. It was mild and pretty creamy. Smooth and flirting on the edge of sweetness. It took close to two hours to smoke. The transitions as I smoked through it were really subtle. Feb 2017 and this is the second one I've smoked from the box. The wrappers of this box don't have a lot of sheen to them. I'm going to dig another one out in a few months and see if I notice (remember) much difference.How was it? I've only had one I received as a trade, but i loved it. Never been able to match my funds with them in stock, but they're on my wishlist... At the top with Sir Winstons and Monte Especiales.