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Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch Orpheus

Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch Orpheus

Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch Orpheus 1600 900 Michel Arlia

The Guardian of the Farm line was originally released in 2017 and is a collaboration between Max Fernandez Pujals, of Aganorsa Leaf, and Kyle Gellis, of Warped Cigars. Guardian of the Farm honors the dogs that guard the Aganorsa farms and the names for the sizes are derived from these dogs.

Two years later, in 2019, they announced a line extension, dubbed Nightwatch, althought this time it was only blended by Max Fernandez Pujals. Nightwatch refers to both the nightly hours that the dogs look after the farm and the dark Maduro wrapper.

Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch

The wrapper is of a motleyed Maduro shade, that is oily and smooth to the touch. Said wrapper itself is a Corojo seed cultivated in the Jalapa region of Nicaragua.

  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Size: 44 x 152 mm (6″)
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo Maduro
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Price: $10 | € –
Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch

Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch Orpheus: once cut, the cold draw reveals notes of cocoa and coffee beans. The cigar starts out very peppery, with earth following right behind it.

Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch

A few puffs further into the first third, the black pepper is definitely the main flavor, followed by earth and cocoa. There is also a hint of walnut lingering in the back. The strength can be felt almost immediatly and is already a solid medium – full (4/5).

Black pepper is still going strong in the second third, with the walnut now being more present. Earth is still perceptible, while the cocoa has made room for a woody notes. The strength, while still being medium – full with a well perceptible nicotine kick, has turned some puffs to be harsher then others.

Into the last third, the black pepper is still the center of the stage, with earth and walnut coming through. The harshness of the second third is now more present, while the strength stays at medium – full.

Overall, the Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch Orpheus shows some promise in the first third, with a mix of good flavors. What follows afterwards is a cigar that is overshadowed by the strength not being well balanced and thus the harshness becoming more evident towards the end.

Rating: 85

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