The King is Dead was the first Caldwell cigar I smoked and really turned me on the all the other lines. Something about that Negrito wrapper I think! The King is Dead starts out medium in body and strength and transitions to medium plus – making it an any time of day cigar!! Flavors I pick up on include pepper, cocoa, earth, cream, wood and citrus. I do really enjoy this cigar with a triple espresso to start my day!