HYPNOTIQ XQ Private Edition is a mind-blowing, eclectic mix of some of the most provocative and delicious tobaccos known to man.
*Let me explain…
The “XQ” in the name of this blends stands for “Extra Quality”. Again, the tobaccos that comprise this cigar are absolutely delectable. (Some would even say seductive.)
This is the first “Private Edition” we’ve ever done. People ask us “Do you guys have blends that are so phenomenal that you keep them only for yourselves?” And the answer to that is YES! And we’ve released those from time to time for your smoking pleasure.
BUT…this is a whole other level! Several years ago, we created a new class of cigar in our vaults—a Private Edition. A Private Edition is an internal blend that is only for Chris and Kyle to smoke (not even you staff people—you know who you are!) and that is made from the “secret stash” tobaccos from some of the top boutique cigar makers in the world.
So a Private Edition is like the secret stash from top cigar makers personal tobacco vaults…made into a single enrapturing cigar!
(Again, just wait ‘til you smoke it for yourself and then you’ll know what I’m saying.)
I'm gonna make a really bold statement, but I know it's true...HYPNOTIQ XQ Private Edition will be one of the most sought after and coveted unicorn cigars in the Ezra Zion ethos!
HYPNOTIQ XQ Private Edition is a full-bodied, med/full strength 5x52 box-pressed belicoso. The wrapper is a stunning Connecticut Broadleaf maduro. Binder and filler tobaccos will remain a closely guarded secret. All tobaccos are aged between 8-14 years!
First light is a huge blast of flavor! Bold notes of dark chocolate, creamed espresso, black pepper, vanilla bean, heavy whipping cream and nutmeg. Notes of licorice, cedar wood, and brown sugar linger on the finish. The retrohale adds a sweet cinnamon burn.
As it progresses, sweet black tea, cocoa, and clove emerge. Hints of candied nuts, creamed honey, and white pepper. Subtle note of Tootsie Roll stays on the palate until the next puff.
Halfway, it gets even more amazing! The chocolatey notes grow with added hints of cinnamon stick and buttercream. Light brown sugar, tanned leather and earth appear.
Last third is completely unbelievable! Bourbon barrel, molasses, and mocha are added. Toffee, hickory, and all-spice. The burn is cool and the complexity continues to increase all the way to the nub of the nub!