The Dim Mak from Moya Ruiz is the third installment in their yearly limited edition line of cigars. While its been almost a year since it’s launch and only 700 boxes of 10 cigars were made, they have been one of my favorites and since there are still a few of these guys floating around figured why not get a review up about them. Like the two limited edition cigars before it, it has an Asian inspired motif and name as a nod to Cigar Dojo for their help in promoting the brand during inception.
Visual inspection of the Ecuadorian Habano wrapper reveals a smooth wrapper with little veining and a milk chocolate color. The construction looks clean and the seams are tight. The roll feels solid all the way down with no apparent dead spots, it feels full but also yields to light pressure.
The body gives a large fragrance that reminds me of an old library, that leather mixed with old books aroma. The cap was removed with a straight cut and came off with no rips or tears to the overall body. The cigar lit easily and the burn started smooth.
The start of the stick offers a good dose of pepper and spice to the flavor profile, with a bit of grassy notes. There was good full medium bodied smoke production and the burn went well and evenly. The ash was a little on the loose side. Not to the point that you had to ash after every draw but you’re not going to win any long ash contests here. This continues through the first half of the smoke.
The second half mellows a bit with the spices calming down and more of a zesty citrus note coming to the front. Smoke production remains constant while the burn gets slightly wavy from time to time but overall mostly even.
Overall this is a great cigar with an excellent construction with great strength and full flavor. In my opinion this is one of Moya Ruiz’s heaviest cigars. If you’re new to the smoking world be prepared for a lot of flavor and strength, if you’re a seasoned smoker you’re in for a treat.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Size: 5” X 54 Robusto
Price: About $10.00