Re: Why do cigars mellow out as you smoke them?
My understanding of it is that as you smoke it down, the oils in the cigar are coming out and building up near the cut. Now, as that oil, and smoke is building up all the other smoke in the length of the cigar is getting sucked through there. Hence the flavor "mellowing out". What I think you mean is that the taste is not bitter. Differant size/style cuts will make a differance in "flavor" due to the concentration of the smoke on your tongue. Also differant size cigars of the same blend (ie: two identical cigars, one robusto one corona) will have a differant taste b/c of the amount of smoke in the stick vs amount of air flow.