Muzzle Loader is a nicely balanced blend which is probably why they decided on the larger ring gauge that lessens the influence of the especially flavorful Habano wrapper. Distinct notes of cedar and oak come through, along with a leathery character. There's plenty of spice here, but it's complex and somewhat subtle with hints of allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. These flavors linger int he background, as to be part of a unified flavor rather than taking center stage. There's some pepper on the finish, but again, its not dominant. There's no question that this is a robust stick, but the balance is so even that it never overpowers the palate.