Pre Burn: Not one of the darkest Padron Maduros I've had but certainly oily with a sllight aroma of cocoa and coffee.
First third: Some earthy and cedary notes are present.
Second third: Cocoa notes dominate this cigar in the middle. Exceptionally smooth with an effortles draw makes this experience enjoyable.
Final third: Subtle hints of coffee are now paired with the strong cocoa notes to create one of the best tastes in a cigar - Cubans included.
Overall, this is one of my "go to" sticks - it has never let me down. At $11 a smoke, its hard to find anything that delivers better flavor and quality than the Exclusivo Maduro. 9 out of 10.