Now that I've heard Rick Rodriguez explain in person what he was trying to accomplish when blending this cigar, I decided to give it another chance.
Before, I found it too mild but at least now I know why: to highlight the Colombian tobacco.
After some initial woody flavors, the cigar now displays a whole range of vegetal flavors: grass, hay, fruit.
I'm getting some mild sweetness but also a nasty bitter note that's rather unpleasant.
The nasty taste remains, even after a purge. That's a pity because underneath I can faintly distinguish some creamy sweetness.
I'm sorry, Rick, but this stick is not for me. I find it boring and bland, I'm afraid. There's just not enough depth to the flavors.