MoyaRuiz Dim Mak Delivers a Death Punch – Rough Cut Cigar Review

MoyaRuiz Dim MakMoyaRuiz introduced their latest limited production release – the Dim Mak at this years IPCPR. The Dim Mak which means “Death Punch” is available in only one vitola, a 5 x 54 robusto, and will be packaged in 10 count boxes that are decorated with Chinese Kanji characters and a chart of strike points on the human body. The Dim Mak logo is the yin and Yang symbol encircled with the Chinese zodiac symbols. The Dim Mak is made at the La Zona factory in Esteli,  Nicaragua.

Danny Moya describes the Dim Mak blend as:

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Filler/Binder: Nicarauga and Dominican

I decided to smoke the Dim Mak in quiet solitude this evening with my two smoking Buddhas on the outside deck of the Stogie Press lounge.

MoyaRuiz Dim Mak

For the review I sampled the Dim Mak Robusto

Cigar Review Notes

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  • Fermented barrel
  • Chocolate and raisin aroma on foot
  • Tightly packed but foot showed some loose leaf 
  • Medium draw
  • Cold draw offered vanilla, cinnamon, and spice
  • Slight pepper burn on nasal to start
  • Burn started slow and a little off-center due to the packing but eventually found its way
  • Smoke volume is not full to start
  • Cocoa powder is predominant flavor
  • Leather note enters
  • Medium grey ash is flaky to start with a thick char line
  • Sweetness develops
  • Floral aroma off the foot
  • Cedar note enters
  • Smoke volume picks up after an inch of burn
  • Burn has corrected and now evened out
  • Touch of citrus blends in
  • Smoke is very smooth now
  • Wrapper is showing a nice sheen
  • Touch of mint finds its way in the second third
  • The citrus is now a lemon grass
  • Ginger enters filling  out the profile
  • Delightful flavors
  • The aroma shifts to a nut
  • Solid medium strength
  • Vanilla cream appears
  • Ash is holding well for a good two inches so far
  • Long cedar finish
  • Smoke is so smooth it finds its way into the lungs
  • Spice picks up in second half
  • Strength ratchets up by the end of the second third
  • Dang! Did we mention this is a “Death Punch”?
  • Ash finally fell into the final third
  • Flavors have pretty much blended together but a faint spicy nut enters in the final third
  • Strength finishes at full.
MoyaRuiz Dim Mak

MoyaRuiz Dim Mak