Last week I began smoking through samples I received as a member of the Studio Tobac Advisory Board. I made the Nub San Andreas Maduro my first cigar of the day and followed it up with a Cain FF (Cain Double-F) roughly twelve hours later. My experience with the Nub was less than desirable, which left me with fingers crossed when it was time to smoke the Cain.
Getting started I was a bit concerned about the torpedo shape. For one reason or another I tend to have draw problems with shaped Oliva product. To my surprise, the draw was perfect and mere minutes after cutting, I was in business. The cigar produced plenty of dense smoke from start to finish while holding a compacted ash.
The body started off full and remained that way until it was time to set the cigar down to rest. The finish was surprisingly smooth for a cigar with so much power. Through the sinus, the smoke was agressive but not overwhelming. Shadowed by the power, interesting flavors lurked in the background. Those flavors included a tartness, almond, and a woody flavor.
Overall I was very happy with this cigar and would be happy to smoke more in the future. Like the Nub San Andreas Maduro, the Cain FF is only available in the Studio Tobac Sampler Packs which will be available at tour locations. For tour dates and locations, take a look at the Studio Tobac Event Calendar.