53. Don Kiki Platinum Lable Toro

Sponsored by Don Kiki / Karen Berger.

Location: This review was made indoors.

Wrapper: Darker milk chocolate 50-60, sandy feel with protruding veins.

Construction: Firm even feel.

Cold draw: Hay, Dark chocolate, Almonds.

1st third: Dark rich taste of dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate. A nutty bitterness also appears once you blow out the smoke.

2nd third: It starts to mellow out a little, not so sharp anymore, still nutty and still dark chocolate notes. Sharp burn on the tounge.

The burn: Good firm ash, it’s stable and white, burns pretty quick.

Smoke: Hot to the touch, but voluminous.

3rd third: Still sharp on the tounge for each puff I take. Good flavours overall but that sharp burn on the tounge really bums me out.

Conclusion: Consistent of flavours, not so existing and sadly the tounge burning will drag the score down a notch.

Result: In my book this is a 86 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André


52. Bespoke Cigars Club Mareva Grand Mareva

Store bought at Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.

Location: This review was made indoors.

Wrapper: Light brown like a 30-40% milk chocolate. Tiny veins. Oily to the touch.

Construction: Firm feel and even all through.

Cold draw: Hay, almonds and milk chocolate.

1st third: Starts of with a dark roasted coffee note, cool smoke and a creamy finish with a hint of hazelnuts.

2nd third: Smooth, plain peanuts. A hint of cream but no coffee as the first part.

The burn: Burns really good, firm ash and it’s white.

Smoke: Light not so voluminous, cool to the touch.

3rd third: Goes back to creamy coffee, a little roasted peanuts in the background.

Conclusion: Enjoyable smoke, perfect for sitting and reading a book or just having an conversation, not to much happening.

Result: In my book this is a 90 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

51. Royal Danish Cigars 5 Wrapper Tasting Academy Cigar

Sponsored by Royal Danish Cigars.

This cigar was made for educational purposes only and not seen as a production piece.

So this review will only take you through my point of view, how I find the tastes of the different wrappers change the taste of the cigar.

Location: This review was made indoors.

Wrapper: 5 Different types of wrapper, as seen on the picture.

Construction: Medium firm construction.

Cold draw: Hay and milk chocolate.

1st third: In the first part I’ll take you through the first two wrappers. 1st we get dark chocolate like a 70-80%, leather, dark roasted coffee. 2nd we have a more sweet approach, milk chocolate 50-60%, a tad bit of dried fruits and hazelnuts.

2nd third: Then we go on too the next two wrappers. 3rd there is still a sweetness there, the milk chocolate 50-60%, a note of caramel aswell. There is a hint in the background of candy floss. 4th part there are hints of hazelnuts and medium roasted coffee.

The burn: Steady and sharp. Crisp white ash.

Smoke: Creamy voluminous smoke.

3rd third: And finally the last wrapper and the last part of the cigar. 5th part it’s smoothened down to a almond and cedar notes, very mild.

Conclusion: Very interesting experience, I’ve done two mixed wrapper taste tests before and I’m amazed how all three where so much different, of course they had different tobaccos. If you get to try a multi wrapper cigar definitely try it, and don’t smoke to fast, really think about what you are tasting.

Result: I can’t grade this, since it’s for educational purposes only.

/Cigarmaster André

50. Bespoke Cigars Traditional Grand Café Limited Edition (Lancero)

Sponsored by Bespoke Cigars.

Location: This review was made indoors.

Wrapper: A luscious dark chocolate, oily wrapper.

Construction: A little spongy but it feels well filled with tobacco.

Cold draw: A rich note of 70-80% cacao and hay.

1st third: Instantly greated with the rich flavours of 70-80% dark chocolate, a earthy and leathery notes fill the mouth. There is a slight hint of white pepper as I go for a puff. A very robust taste as I dive in to the first part.

2nd third: Entering the second part, the white pepper is showing more on top of the tounge and the other flavours from the first part are more hidden in the background.

The burn: Burns well as long as you don’t forget to puff. The ash is white and firm.

Smoke: It’s light and quite warm to the touch.

3rd third: It’s well consistent on the flavours, keeps the same all through.

Conclusion: It’s a full bodied cigar, maybe a bit to much for my palette, but definitely an interesting evening smoke. So if you are into a heavy cigar, this is definitely something for you. I’m a fan of the regular Grand Café, with its toasty and more round feeling, so I’m a little disappointed. But hey not all cigars can suit me.

Result: In my book this is a 87 points cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

49. Bespoke Cigars Basilica C No.2 (Lancero)

Sponsored by Bespoke Cigars.

Location: This review was made indoors.

Wrapper: Milk chocolate brown, sandy feeling with tiny veins.

Construction: A little spongy but it’s evenly distributed tobacco.

Cold draw: Hay, almonds, cedarwood.

1st third: It starts with a shaggyfoot or for you that don’t know what it is, it’s when you get a bit at the end that has no wrapper so you just get the taste of the filler and binder. So it starts with a chocolate orange tone, a hint of pencil wood. After a cm in the wrapper joins in, now you get a combination of ginger and nutmeg with the initial tastes aswell.

2nd third: most of the flavours are still there, but now I’m starting to feel a white pepper feeling on my lips. It feels almost like smoking a gingerbread man, you have the nuts, the citrus, ginger, a little bit of cinnamon. I really like this, very interesting.

The burn: Really steady and sharp burn. The ash was a little flaky at first but firmed up after the shaggyfoot. It’s white as chalk.

Smoke: Very voluminous and fluffy like a cloud. It’s also cool to the touch.

3rd third: into the 3rd part there is no more gingerbread, it’s more like a dark oak, with a sponge cake with a touch of citrus.

Conclusion: Very pleasant and interesting flavours. I haven’t smoked anything like it before and I would love to try it again. It’s definitely a medium to full bodied cigar.

Result: In my book this is a 92 points cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

48. Cigarkings Schöne Robusto

Sponsored by Cigarkings.

This review was made outdoors in a sunny yet a little windy day (20°C).

Wrapper: Milk chocolate in color, thin veins and oily feeling.

Construction: A little spongy when squeezed, but seams like tobacco enough in it.

Cold draw: Hay, a hint of cacao powder and white pepper.

1st third: Starts of with a smack of 70% chocolate, proceeds with a dark woody feeling like the bark of the tree and finishes of with a leathery feeling on the tongue. That took me by surprise, definitely a full bodied cigar to begin with.

2nd third: After a wild ride of the first part I come in to a more mellow bit in the second part. It’s not so heavy on the dark chocolate, but the leather feeling is still there and the wood still floats around. I’m getting a nutty flavor, feels like walnuts, or what I can remember of walnuts, last time I ate them by misstanke (I’m allergic to them you see).

The burn: It’s keeping the ash on for a good bit into part two before falling. It’s not burning perfectly but hey it’s not distinguished so far. The color is light gray.

Smoke: It flows like the milk flows from the milk bottle to the cereal bowl and best of all its not hot or cool its just perfect in temperatur.

3rd third: Getts a little bitter like the aftertaste of an espresso and the taste notes crawl back to how they started in the 1st part. Surprisingly the bitterness disappears after 5 mm into the 3rd part.

Conclusion: It was like a ride on the high seas of a pirate ship, this is not a cigar for someone who’s not out for a heavy cigar.

Result: In my book this is an 88 point cigar. It has great potential to be great but a bit to messy for my taste.

/Cigarmaster André

47. Cigarkings Dunkle Robusto

Sponsored by Cigarkings.

This review was made outdoors in a sunny yet a little windy day (20°C).

Wrapper: Dark chocolate in colour, sandy with slightly protruding veins.

Cold draw: I can’t feel any flavours what so ever.

1st third: I directly get hit with a 50-60% creamy milk chocolate, caramel sweetness and a touch of hazelnut spread.

Ash: It’s white/gray-ish and a bit flaky.

2nd third: The sweetness is there but more in the background. Now it’s more leather, earth and wood.

The burn: It burns a bit wonky, I also had to re-light it 3 times.

Smoke: It’s a bit light, but that could be because I’m sitting outside and it’s a little bit warm in the mouth feel.

3rd third: Goes to a dark place, the earthy leathery notes takes over and introduces a dark 70% chocolate. There is a woody finish. The only sweetness left is in the earth notes. Sadly I had to re-light it again, even though I’ve been sitting here puffing these past 50 min.

Conclusion: I really like the flavour ride the cigar took me on. But all these re-lighting problems brings down the score a little bit.

Result: So in my book this is a 89 points cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

46. K by Karen Berger Habano Robusto

Sponsored by Karen Berger.

Good firm construction. Boxpressed. Milk chocolate wrapper with tiny veins. Cold draw: hay, cacao, almonds. 1st third: 70% cacao, toasted hazelnuts, cedarwood. Medium to full body. 2nd third: A light spicy note of black pepper. 3rd part: The spiciness spreads to the lips and the toasty feeling lays softly on the tounge. The smoke is warm and voluminous. The ash is stable and white. In my book this is a 89 point cigar. An enjoyable afternoon cigar, no harsh flavours and not to strong. Even though it ends on a spicy note. This is definitely a cigar I’ll return too.

/Cigarmaster André

45. Plasencia Alma Fuerte Generacion V Salomon (Not a Review)

Sponsored by Cigarrummet.

(Not a review just some notes I wrote down)
Oily wrapper
Construction medium soft
Ash: flaky, gray.
Initial taste, dark roasted coffee, slightly bitter dark chocolate, leather and earth.
Starts of with a kick but after about 4cm it goes over to a medium full body.
Burns a bit wonky. /Cigarmaster André

(Published 09/03/17)


44. Condega Cigars Serie F – Mini Titán

Sponsored by La Casa del Tabaco.

Good firm construction, milk chocolate wrapper, sandy with tiny veins.
First taste, cedarwood, dark roasted coffee.
Burns pretty slow, white firm ash. Light smoke.
It has a resemblens to the Cuban Partagas Series lines not only in the design of the cigar band but also in the taste, this is maybe a bit more full bodied.
It even finishes like a Cuban Partagas, with a slight bitterness to the very end.
In my book this is a 90 points cigar.
A thanks to Ramón Zapata Pérez for this cigar 👌 /Cigarmaster André

(Published 01/07/17)